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.

The Laramie Project

The Laramie Project

In October 1998, a young gay man was discovered bound to a fence on the outskirts of Laramie in Wyoming, USA savagely beaten and left to die. Matthew Shepard’s death became an American symbol of intolerance but for the people of Laramie the event was deeply personal; it is their voices we hear in this extraordinary theatre production. From over two hundred interviews, The Laramie Project chronicles the life of the town of Laramie in the year after the murder. Using eight actors to embody more than sixty different protagonists – from rural ranchers to university professors – this deeply moving theatre piece provides a wonderful vehicle to launch a group of passionate and talented young artists onto the Perth stage.