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Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA)

51 James Street Northbridge | Perth Cultural Centre, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia
+61 8 9228 6300
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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
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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
Bobby S
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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 both a producing and presenting institution that runs a year round program of curated 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. 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.
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51 James Street Northbridge | Perth Cultural Centre, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia
Perth CBD
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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.

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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

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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

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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

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Reviewed 22 March 2018

Quite a different experience to the nearby Western Australian Art Gallery. Within a heritage building but with art & performance activities to challenge you. Smallish gallery space but well utilised. Enjoyed the current exhibition.More

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

Hi Darrel, Thank you for sharing your experience at PICA. We love to hear that our visitors find our exhibitions engaging and thought-provoking. We are very proud of our role in the cultural history of Perth and we love our beautiful heritage building, which originally...More

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

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

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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.

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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

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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

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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,

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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.

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