Professional learning for artists and educators

Ever wanted to incorporate stop-motion animation into your work or classroom but didn't know how? Local artist and filmmaker Poppy van Oorde-Grainger will guide you through the basics of this classic style of animation using simple iPad software. You will learn how to animate drawings, mixed media collage and 3D modelled characters in a special half-day workshop designed to allow you to confidently incorporate this popular technique into your/your students' artistic repetoire.

PICA Spark_Lab Education Studio

Sat 2 April, 10.30 - 1.30pm



Meet our new Front of House team manager!

We are pleased to introduce the latest addition to the PICA Team, Grace Traeger, our new Front of House Manager. Grace's friendly face will be ready to greet you on your next visit to PICA.

Acquaint yourself with the rest of the PICA Team and some new faces on our website





Easter Opening Hours

PICA will be open on the following days this Easter Long Weekend:

Friday 25 March: 10am - 5pm
Saturday 26 March: 10am - 5pm
Sunday 27 March: 10am - 5pm 
Monday 28 March: CLOSED

Hop in to PICA over the Easter Weekend to check out The Secret Garden, or even to make your own Easter Bunny to add to the ever-growing family of white rabbits in our Reading Room Activity for Kids (ok - and adults!)


PICA's Artists in Residence

We're pleased to introduce you to our first crop of studio artists for 2016: Tiyan Baker, Shaun Prior, Zora Kreuzer and Sheyi Bankale. Tiyan is with us for just one more week so have a peek at her website to get a sense of her exciting digital portraiture practice.

Meanwhile Shaun, Zora and Sheyi will be speaking about their work and opening their doors at our upcoming Open Studio Night on Tuesday 5 April from 6pm. Come and see what they’ve been up to!

Shaun Prior (WA)
16 Feb - 24 April

Through a humorous, mystical and confronting exploration of masculinity, sexuality and the male body, Shaun Prior believes he can find poetry and splendour in the very constructs that have long frustrated and perplexed him. Shaun is using the studio as a site to explore connections between poetry and visual art, and in so doing contribute his idiosyncratic voice to discussions around gender and maleness.

Zora Kreuzer (GER)
10 March - 6 April

Zora Kreuzer uses colour and light to explore architectural spaces. During her PICA residency, Zora is using the urban imagery collected during her recent travels to America, Taiwan, Switzerland, Austria and Italy to create a new body of work. She is also creating a specific WA colour palette from colours found in the natural and urban environments here.

Sheyi Bankale (UK)
29 March - 29 April

London based curator and writer, Sheyi Bankale will be in residence to develop and publish a special Perth edition of UK photographic journal, Next Level. The Perth edition will be locally specific and globally visible, contributing to the discourse around photography today.

Food Truck Rumble

If you're planning to come in to Northbridge on Sunday 3 April you'll be in for a world of culinary delights in the Perth Cultural Centre! The Food Truck Rumble is on again, featuring pop-up bars, breakdancing competitions, over 40 food trucks, 10 street food stalls and 15 local artists and designers.

Sunday 3 April, 11am - 8pm
Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge

GIVEAWAY: A Bigger Splash

Starring Ralph Fiennes and Tilda Swinton, A Bigger Splash is a psychological suspense drama that will invite audiences into the fragile and dangerous world of relationships. When a glamorous couple decide to vacation on a remote Italian island, their rest is disrupted by the sudden visit of an old friend and his luscious daughter. Suddenly, what was supposed to be a perfect romantic getaway turns into a whirlwind of jealousy, passion and danger, sparking some flames that should not necessarily be ignited...

Thanks to our friends at StudioCanal, we have 5 in-season double passes to give away! 

To win: Email with your full name and address with the answer to this question:

What was your favourite PICA performance this year and why?


Images: The Secret Garden Opening Night Party. Photo by Toni Wilkinson. Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg, The Secret Garden, 2015. Stop motion animation, 1.53 mins. Courtesy the artists; Lisson Gallery, London; and Gio Marconi, Milan. Grace Traeger, pictured. Photo: Alexa Magladry. The Secret Garden For Kids. Photo: Alexa Magladry. Shaun Prior, Backyard Dream Sequence: A Gently Curving Column (Video Still), 2015. Image courtesy and © the artist. Zora Kreuzer, Left Over, 2015, acrylic paint, black light. Image courtesy of and copyright the artist. Sheyi Bankale, Next Level Magazine, photo courtesy of and copyright the artist. Food Truck Rumble. A Bigger Splash, courtesy of StudioCanal.