Come behind the scenes at PICA during the City of Perth’s Boorloo Heritage Festival to see an iconic heritage building located in the heart of the Perth Cultural Centre. Originally opened in 1897 as the Government School (later Perth Boys’ School), the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) took up residence in 1991.
Located on Goologoolup, a chain of freshwater lakes and wetlands in the Northbridge area, this site has a rich past, having functioned as a technical college and the home of artist-run-initiative Praxis.
Join our guided heritage tour through the building and delve into the archives presented in a new publication, while glimpsing behind the scenes of our exhibition and artist studio program.
The gallery will be open from 10am to 5pm, with guided tours running starting at 11am, 12pm, 1pm & 2pm. No bookings required.