PICA – Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts

  • Founded: 1989
  • Director/CEO: Hannah Mathews
  • Location: Perth, WA

Housed in an iconic heritage building in the heart of Perth, PICA is the place to experience the very best of local, Australian and international contemporary visual, performing and interdisciplinary art, all under one roof.

Over its 30-year history PICA has operated as both a producing and presenting organisation, delivering an annual program of changing exhibitions, seasons in contemporary dance, experimental theatre, new music and live art as well as a range of artist in residence programs.

PICA works with artists who are trail-blazers, exemplars, innovators and change-makers and often acts as a site for challenging and timely conversations.

Its programs are carefully crafted, ensuring connections are forged not only between artists and audiences but across art forms, cultures and geographies. For artists, audiences and other communities it serves, PICA is a source of inspiration, a resource, a meeting and gathering place, a provocateur and most importantly a partner in the realisation of big and new ideas.