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 galleries are open today 12–5pm. Our exhibitions are always free.

Her Aching Heart

Her Aching Heart

Inspired by the writings of Daphne Du Maurier et al, Her Aching Heart is an historic romp of lesbian love and desire juxtaposed with a blossoming contemporary liaison. The beautiful Lady Harriet Helstone, ardent and wilful, encounters the gentle yet determined, Molly Penhallow and discovers love; a push-pull of passion and desire ensues amidst a class difference and against all odds. Meanwhile, contemporary Harriet meets Molly… Include a votive nun, Granny, and a handful of other colourful characters; an exploration of gender and class, a comment or three on the nature of relationships, and set against a backdrop of contemporary songs and you have an entertaining and sexy theatre production.