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.

Weekends at PICA

Weekends at PICA

On Saturday 10 February, our new Bunuru season is celebrated with a day-long program of performances, artist talks and more. 

Witness Joan Jonas’ iconic Mirror Piece I & II (1969-70/2024), a live performance in PICA’s Central Gallery featuring 15 local performers moving mirrors in choreographed motion to explore gender hierarchies and the power of the gaze. Discover more about PICA’s building as a space for art, education and incubation in Diana Baker Smith’s balcony performance of Falling Towards Another as part of her 2024 Judy Wheeler Commission. Hear from artist Helen Johnson as she discusses the influence of art therapy on her practice with Cara Flame and conversations between Diana Baker Smith and PICA’s curator Sarah Wall, followed by Agatha Gothe-Snape with PICA’s Director/CEO Hannah Mathews. After the final performance of Mirror Piece I & II, don’t miss the opportunity to hear from the artistic team about the context of the work and the process of reimagining it for PICA’s galleries. 

Schedule

10am | Joan Jonas: Mirror Piece I & II (ticketed)
11am | Diana Baker Smith: Falling Towards Another
11:30am | Helen Johnson in conversation 
12pm | Diana Baker Smith in conversation
3:30pm | Agatha Gothe-Snape in conversation
4:30pm | Joan Jonas: Mirror Piece I & II (ticketed)
5pm | Artistic team of Mirror Piece I & II in conversation

Galleries open 11am–4pm

Booking Information

Mirror Piece I & II 
Tickets available at Perth Festival | $22 
View program


Falling Towards Another
Free

Artist Talks
RSVP encouraged | Free | Auslan interpreted


Supporters

Joan Jonas and Helen Johnson exhibitions are presented in association with Perth Festival.

PICA would like to thank the following donors and partners for making the 2024 Bunuru season Weekends at PICA: Artists Talks possible – the City of Perth, the Simpson Family, Ungar Family Foundation, PICA’s Art Commissioner donors, and the Alex Hotel.

Thinking Performance, Joan Jonas Mirror Piece Performance Reconfigured (1969/2010), performers from the Hunter college MFA program in studio at the Solomon Guggenheim Museum on Thursday, June 17, 2010, in New York, NY.