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Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA)

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Great location

Staff is great. Cutting edge contemporary art is well displayed. It's not a huge selection however... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2018
Britt B
Tucson, Arizona
Worth a visit. Exhibition is free

Not very big and has a big hall on 1st floor and several smaller rooms upstair. Exhibition changes... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2018
Jakarta, Indonesia
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Housed in a large and striking heritage building in the heart of Perth, Western Australia, 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...more
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51 James Street Northbridge | Perth Cultural Centre, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia
Perth CBD
+61 8 9228 6300
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Reviewed 9 June 2018

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 opens at 10am.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Britt B
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Not very big and has a big hall on 1st floor and several smaller rooms upstair. Exhibition changes periodically. On my visit there were 2 exhibits that impressed me. One with several big screens showing 4 world elements. Another is visual display with 3 chantings...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank bobbysumarkho
Reviewed 24 March 2018

The PICA is fascinating. Exhibits are unique, interesting and make me want to linger! I visit twice a year and am continually stimulated and excited about the range of projects. They are cutting edge in the world of new ways to present and think about...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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PICA P, Public Relations Manager at Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA), responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Hi Carolyn, We are thrilled to hear you love spending time at PICA and we very much appreciate you taking the time to write a review. PICA has a long tradition of presenting groundbreaking contemporary art and performance. We look forward to seeing you at...More

Reviewed 8 January 2018

If you're not used to contemporary art then I would definitely recommend checking what is on prior to visiting!

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank raisagd
Reviewed 6 December 2017

On the strip between the Malls and Northbridge is PICA. Easy and free entry this small concise museum specializes in art with a contemporary and meaningful message. 2-D, 3-D and video art displays.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Bross24
Reviewed 30 October 2017

It's great to see contemporary art having it's own place in Perth and PICA provides that venue with an eclectic display of "the energy around us". We especially liked the large interactive screen which allowed you feel like you were flying while everyone watched on....More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank TippOz
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

As Perth last a lot of its heritage buildings during the late 60s and 70s to greedy developers is refreshing to see some stood the test of time. As this is on the heart of the cultural centre it showcases or early history. Modern bars...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Chizzel
Reviewed 28 October 2017

More of an exhibition space than a permanent gallery. When I was here they had a collection of contemporary aboriginal paintings that were quite lovely. Worth checking out, particularly since it is free,

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank MrDavetheSarks
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Loc5 in Northbridge, the PICA displays round the year programmes and exhibitions for the development of the contemporary art. Seasons of contemporary dance, and theatre2is also available.

Date of experience: October 2017
4  Thank Inam K
Reviewed 30 September 2017

One of the few remaining old buildings in modern Perth, our leaders were to stupid to see into the future

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Ray T
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