Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA), Perth

3.9
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Housed in a centrally located, iconic heritage building in Perth's Cultural Centre, the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) is the city's focal point for those wishing to experience the best of Australian and international visual, performance and interdisciplinary art.

PICA is both a producing and presenting institution that runs a year round program of changing exhibitions, seasons in contemporary dance, theatre and performance and a range of interdisciplinary projects. It boasts one of the largest and most breath-taking exhibition spaces in Australia and has become known for the leading role it plays in the presentation of significant new work.

PICA's key aim is to promote, support and present contemporary arts and to stimulate critical discussion around the arts and broader cultural issues. Providing a site for experimentation, critical analysis, discussion and debate is fundamental to its charter. PICA is known for the rigour and breadth of its artistic and education programs, high production standards and impeccable presentation. In many aspects of its operations, PICA might be understood as an incubator: providing resources, mentoring and support for both emerging and mature artists whilst promoting new and emerging ideas, forms and practices to the broader community.

PICA is an icon of contemporary thinking - it is a catalyst for innovative and ground breaking art and culture. Not constrained by convention, PICA gives artists and audiences a glimpse of what is possible.
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  • Visited Cassils Using a plural form to express gender fluidity is another way of looking at art history and society. Cassils battle with clay, with ice, with people presents quit a spectacle, though I...  more »
  • Block library and Museum (under construction), but are art galleries, etc. It was easy to drop both from Central Perth railway station near place.
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  • Staff is great. Cutting edge contemporary art is well displayed. It's not a huge selection however versatile enough to peak my interest. It's free with options of donations. Adjecant is a bar, which o...  more »
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  • Had a fantastic couple or exhibitions on. Not for some as there was nudity. Perhaps check before you take your kids. Pleasant and helpful staff. Good ambiance and a great building. Perfectly location. I'll be coming again soon for sure.
  • They had two rather bizarre exhibits when I was there in February 2019. I'm glad the entry was free because I only stayed about 5 minutes. Hopefully the next time I go the exhibits will be more to my liking. Other people may find it fascinating though so be sure to stop by
  • First time visiting this place. The staffs were friendly and helpful. I had a good introduction to the currently running exhibition and what to expect to see inside. There was also a lift that will bring you to the second floor in addition to the stairs.
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  • Interesting and often changing exhibitions/ Free entry 😊 nice staff / locker
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