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 10am–3pm. Our exhibitions are always free.

James Welsby (VIC)



AIDS. Activism. Sex. Disco.
Award-winning young choreographer James Welsby presents HEX, an hour-long, three person dance work reflecting on AIDS, activism, sex, and disco through the eyes and bodies of Generation Y. HEX depicts the arc of the AIDS epidemic and its impact on the queer community through allegorical vignettes using popular club dance vocabularies.
Commissioned by Next Wave’s Kick Start program for its world premiere at the 2014 Next Wave Festival (May 2014, fortyfivedownstairs), and remounted through assistance from sponsor Victorian AIDS Council for presentation in The Australian Cultural Program at AIDS2014 (July 2014, Tower Theatre, The Coopers Malthouse), this show is rapidly gaining attention as a catalyst for discussion on what the AIDS crisis means to those born after 1981.