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PICA's Galleries Open for 2015!

Next Wednesday 18 February we are excited to be opening our first exhibitons for 2015!

Renowned Australian artist Tracey Moffatt will present her brand new video work Art Calls alongside over 80 photographs and works on paper from her Spirit Landscapes and Plantation series in KALEIDOSCOPE curated by PICA's Leigh Robb.

An Internal Difficulty: Australian Artists at the Freud Museum London curated by Andrew Nicholls brings together seven of WA's’s most innovative artists to reconsider the figure of Sigmund Freud in relation to his domestic context after undertaking a rare residency at the Freud Museum London.


Week 3 of Summer Nights!

Curated with The Blue Room Theatre as part of FRINGE WORLD 2015, week 3 of Summer Nights promises to deliver some fantastic theatre and dance!

Tickets are available online via FRINGE WORLD in person at FRINGE WORLD outlets or one hour prior to show time at the PICA Box Office if you are lucky enough to secure them last minute!


10 – 14 February, 9.30pm

AIDS. Activism. Sex. Disco.

Award-winning young choreographer James Welsby presents HEX, an hour-long, three person dance work reflecting on AIDS, activism, sex, and disco through the eyes and bodies of Gen Y.



10 – 12 February , 7.30pm
13 – 14 February,
7.30pm &

24 hours, 8 stories, 1 city.

A lone storyteller stands onstage in front of an enveloping screen and recounts 24 hours in the life of a major city through eight personal perspectives: short and simple stories that offer snapshots of those who call the metropolis home.



Gillian Cosgriff Is Whelmed

10 – 14, 16 – 17 &
19 – 21 February, 8pm

Musical comedy cabaret.

It's a real word - an old one that's faded from popular vernacular. As someone who relies on solid facts to feel stable in an ever-changing world, Gillian is utterly whelmed to discover this.


Pale Face Cold Blood

10 – 14 February, 6.30pm

Iranian translator's boxing workout.

The highly personal story of her journey to Australia, experiences dating Australian men, failed relationships and how she deals with the emotional turmoil of living alone, far from her home, family, country and everything she has ever known.


Making the GIANT trip to PICA this weekend!

Friday, Saturday and Sunday this week Perth welcomes The Giants as they roam the streets of the city!

Over the course of the weekend there will be a series of road closures across the city which could affect your journey to PICA for Summer Nights performances. Head to the PIAF website for details.

We recommed taking public transport instead of driving to ensure stess-free travel. If you must drive, consider parking at a train station just outside the city and take the train for the last leg. See the Transperth website.


Help the PICAnauts get to Rotto!

The PICAnauts are swimming towards race day on 21 February with ocean training this weekend in addition to their daily pool sessions.

Testing out their brand new swimsuits designed by artist Tarryn Gill and designer Ingrid Zurzolo this weekend the whole team of Amy Barrett-Lennard, Leigh Robb, Nadia Johnson and Renae Coles churned the water up and down Cottesloe Beach.

Propelling the 'nauts to Rotto is the desire to lift the profile of the Arts in WA and raise money to strengthen the support PICA provides its Artists in Residence!

So lend PICA and its artists a hand! As little as $5 will help the PICAnauts on their way, $200 and we'll make you an honourary PICAnaut!


Images from top: Summer Nights - Violette Ayad. Photo by Tanya Voltchanskaya; Susan Flavell, Freud’s Study, 2014. Woolen rug, 185 x 245 cm. Photo by Bewley Shaylor; HEX, LoveSong, Photo by James Brown; Pale Face Cold Blood, Photo by Hoda Afshar; The Giants, Photo by Pascal Victor Artcomart/ Royal Delux/ Memorial Photo by Toni Wilkinson. PICAnauts, Photo by Phoebe Tran.