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.

Always was, always will be.

Our foyer is open today 10am–5pm . Our exhibitions are always free.

From Afar on a Hill

From Afar on a Hill


From Afar On A Hill is a participatory performance work exploring global issues of citizenship, immigration, privilege and collective responsibility. With a refugee crisis currently sweeping Europe and the issue of asylum seekers dividing Australians for so many years, this couldn’t be more timely.

Upon entering the performance space, audience members are immersed in a process of interrogation before being gently guided to the position of adjudicator. Three dancers and one live sound performer then put the challenge to the seated audience who become enmeshed in the outcome as a result of their responses.

PICA is thrilled to be premiering this major work by prominent WA performance-maker and choreographer Bianca Martin created in collaboration with a celebrated team of contemporary performance makers including Rhiannon Newton, Bernadette Lewis and Chris Cobilis.