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 Outsiders and KickstART Festival present: an Evening of African Poetry and Storytelling (EAPS) 

The Outsiders and KickstART Festival present: an Evening of African Poetry and Storytelling (EAPS) 

An Evening of African Poetry and Storytelling is an interdisciplinary live performance show that brings together a collective of emerging African diaspora creatives. The African diaspora cast returns to delight with a crafty narrative and razor-sharp wordplay. Ponder over the heavy punchlines and underlying themes of mental health and community, delivered in sizzling rap and spoken word performances. A collection of stories carefully woven to capture the modern-day migrant experience. Audiences are encouraged to feel at home, grab an instrument and join in the fun.  

About the Artist

We are The TOOL Event and Our Collective Dream, proud creators and producers of The Outsiders. Our team is made up of African Diaspora creatives, Mohammed ‘Ayo Busari‘, Lisa Watson and ‘Kuda Mic’ Ndlovu. 3 artists from different cultural and creative backgrounds. We are passionate about art in its many forms and take pride in seeing CaLD artists and performers elevated. The project is curated and produced by the group and aims to continue our involvement and support of an under-represented Perth creative scene. We have been curating events and opportunities for local artists to get a chance to showcase their talent and that is what brought the group together. 


The Youth Week WA KickstART Festival is funded by the Government of Western Australia through the Department of Communities and the Department of Local Government, Sport, and Cultural Industries. KickstART is also supported by Lotterywest and the City of Perth. 

Image: Apurva Gupta