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.

Mina Mokhtarani (VIC)

Pale Face Cold Blood

Pale Face Cold Blood

Iranian translator’s boxing workout

Inspired by real events, Pale Face Cold Blood is a piece of physical theatre set in a boxing ring. Zara, an Iranian translator, witnessed something terrible while she was working in a detention centre on Manus Island. She is at war with herself, struggling to deal with her experiences as an interpreter in a country she has only recently started to call home.

This is a bold new work devised and performed by Mina Mokhtarani. It is the highly personal story of her journey to Australia, experiences dating Australian men, failed relationships and how she deals with the emotional turmoil of living alone, far from her home, family, country and everything she has ever known.