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.

We are open today from 10am to 5pm. Our exhibitions are always free.

Rodney Glick

Rodney Glick

Rodney Glick

PICA opens in 2007 with a new public pool! Come in from the heat, enjoy the cool of the blue water but make sure you follow the rules or no swimming for you! PICA Pool is a major new commission by Rodney Glick for the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts. The entire floor area of PICA’s ground level gallery spaces will be covered by a made to scale, 1:1, flat, hard-edged minimal painting. Different coloured tarpaulins are cut and stitched to create the pool’s water, diving boards, depth markings, shadows, steps, spa and cement perimeter. A walkway around the pool stops people getting wet and the upstairs balcony offers you a bird’s eye view of the action below. PICA Pool is a further development of a work produced by Glick in 2004. Entitled Lap Pool this earlier work comprised a stitched tarpaulin in the shape and dimension of an Olympic length pool, placed down the middle of a suburban street. Both works echo the painterly history of flatness and spatial play, while the coloured shaped canvas has a distinct Australian backyard familiarity. The image, while bordering on the ridiculous, speaks of the improbable and a desire to be a painter-ish.