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.

Give Me a Reason to Live

Give Me a Reason to Live

Inspired by the work of Medieval Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch, Give Me A Reason To Live is a powerful solo taking the form of a series of tests.

Claire Cunningham pushes her mind and body to its limit in a breathtaking, physically demanding work about stigma, faith, fear and the search for compassion.

With a sound score crafted by Zoe Irvine, Give Me A Reason To Live is choreographed and performed by Cunningham and features her own haunting version of one of J.S. Bach’s chorale cantatas. This mesmerising work is a statement on our judgement of the human body and a study in the notion of empathy.