From Afar on a Hill opens next week!

It's been an exciting week here at PICA as Company Upstairs has taken over the Performance Space getting ready for From Afar on a Hill. The audience becomes part of this dynamic work, so capacity is limited - book now to make sure you don't miss out!

PICA Performance Space

Previews: 6 & 7 Oct
Season: 8 - 10 Oct

Preview: $20
Concession: $20
Members: $25
Standard: $30

Bookings available online, over the phone 08 9228 6300 or in person at reception.

School holidays @ PICA

The school holidays are officially underway and we have a bunch of stuff for kids to do at PICA!

Photography Workshops
Wed 7 Oct | 10.30am - 1pm & 2 - 4pm | $25 per participant - Book HERE
The artists from Camera Story are running hands-on digital photography workshops inspired by PICA’s current exhibition Derek Kreckler: Accident & Process - perfect for kids with an eye for photography! Read more...

Reading Room Activity
Tues - Sun, 10am - 5pm | FREE

Head down to the PICA Reading Room during your visit to contribute to our Derek Kreckler inspired activity! Drawing from Derek Kreckler's consistent use of water in his works, participants can contribute to a collage installation of waves using a variety of materials.

Activity Sheets
Sat 26 Sep - Sun 11 Sep | Tues - Sun 10am - 5pm | FREE

Collect a FREE activity worksheet from the Front Desk during this October school holidays and get involved in our two new solo exhibitions! These activity sheets will get kids thinking about both visual and thematic elements of both exhibitions, as well as having fun exploring the artwork.

Public Circulation & The Public Eye

Be one of the first people in Perth to see two brand new works from Melbourne artists Amy Spiers, Catherine Ryan and Ashley Dyer at PICA that explore surveillance and security. Read more...

Public Circulation (keep moving)
Mon 5 Oct | Perth Cultural Centre | 4 - 7pm FREE

Meet at PICA, where you will be directed to the roaming performance.

The Public Eye (Watching the Watchers) Tues 6 Oct | PICA Galleries | 1 - 4pm           FREE
                                                Come find the performers in the PICA galleries, before they find you...

Vale Gordon Darling

We were saddened to learn about the passing of an extraordinary philanthropist and patron of the arts, Gordon Darling, late last month. Gordon Darling was a committed and generous supporter of the visual arts, and made a significant impact on the Australian artistic community through the Gordon Darling Foundation.

Read more about Gordon Darling's life and impact here




COMING SOON: Dead Ringer

Get ready for an out of body experience you won't forget as our exciting new group exhibition Dead Ringer opens soon! Find out more about the exhibition and the artists involved here

Save the date: Opening Night Party, Friday 13 November from 6pm.




Starring acclaimed actors Michael Fassbender & Marion Cotillard, Macbeth is a stunning and powerful adaptation of the play by William Shakespeare: the story of a fearless warrior and inspiring leader brought down by ambition and desire. 

Thanks to Transmission Films, we have 10 double in-season passes to giveaway!

To win, email your full name and postal address with the answer to this question:

What is your all-time favourite PICA performance and why?





Images: Pictured: Rhiannon Newton, photo by Trainos Pakioufakis. Image & Word Story-Telling workshops at PICA, July 2015. Photo courtesy of PICA. Jiawei Shen, L. Gordon Darling AC CMG, 2006. Collection: National Portrait Gallery, Canberra. Image courtesy of The Gordon Darling Foundation. Lena Nyadbi, Jimbirla, 2014. Photo by Eva Fernandez. Transmission Films, Macbeth. Image courtesy of NRC Communications.