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.

Other Ways of Being Together

Other Ways of Being Together

Led by Body of Knowledge creator Samara Hersch, Other Ways of Being Together is a participatory workshop that looks at conversation as performance and how we can use different strategies to consider intimacy, care and listening across distance and age.

Participants can be from any arts background/discipline, and can be non-practising (i.e. not a career artist).

Participants are asked to bring:

  • Comfortable clothes
  • Water
  • A notebook
  • A laptop/iPad (optional)

Please complete the expression of interest form to be considered.
Applications close Monday 14 November.

About the Artists

Samara Hersch is an artist and theatre director based between Naarm (Melbourne) and Amsterdam, whose practice explores the intersection of contemporary performance and community engagement. She recently completed her Masters at Das Theatre in Amsterdam. Her current research is an exploration into public acts of intimacy through imagining new artistic frames for non-professional performers and audiences to inhabit. Samara focuses on critical trans-generational dialogue with an enquiry into conversation as performance. She is currently an artist in residence at Theatre Rotterdam and is part of the EU Network; ACT; Art Climate Transition.

She is a winner of the Green Room Award for Best Contemporary and Experimental Performance 2017 and recipient of the ZKB Patronage Prize and Audience Prize, Theater Spektakle Zurich 2019.


Presented by PICA, Perth Festival & WA Youth Theatre Company.

Image: Pier Carthew