At PICA we recognise that we are situated within the unceded lands of the Whadjuk people of the Noongar Nation. We pay our respects and offer our gratitude to Elders past and present, and to those emerging leaders in the community. We acknowledge all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the importance of their care and continued connection to culture, community and Country.

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Our galleries are open today 10am–3pm. Our exhibitions are always free.

Civil

Civil

Presented by PICA in association with pvi collective ‘A seamless flow of beautifully crafted, intelligent image…’ Live Art Magazine In 1996 Robert Pacitti travelled to New York to meet and spend time with the author, raconteur and professional homosexual Quentin Crisp. Pacitti’s ambition was to produce a new theatre work that took Crisp’s infamous autobiography The Naked Civil Servant as its starting point. Wishing to explore issues around disobedience and liberty, Robert saw Quentin as a forerunner to many of the queer / post-gay identities of the mid 90s.