The Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) is one of Australia’s leading centres for the development and presentation of contemporary art.
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, performing and cross-disciplinary art.
PICA is both a producing and presenting institution that runs a year round program of changing 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.
PICA’s key aim is to promote, support and present contemporary arts and to stimulate critical discussion around the arts and broader cultural issues. Providing a site for experimentation, critical analysis, discussion and debate is fundamental to its charter. PICA is known for the rigour and breadth of its artistic and education programs, high production standards and impeccable presentation. 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.
PICA is an icon of contemporary thinking – it is a catalyst for innovative and ground breaking art and culture. Not constrained by convention, PICA gives artists and audiences a glimpse of what is possible.
PICA Floor Plan - Installations will be exhibited from the Education Studio, Studio 2 and the Tower Studio within PICA.
The State Library is located in the Perth Cultural Centre, the gateway between the central business district and the entertainment district of Northbridge. The Perth Cultural Centre is easy to access with public transport nearby and car parking available underneath the library building.
- 207 person capacity
- Built-in projection screen
- VGA and HDMI connections for laptop
- Permanent lectern and microphone
- Light controls from lectern
- Un-raised stage area approximately 2.5 x 8 metres
- Other facilities include: 35mm cine film, 16mm cine film, DVD player, audio recording
The Great Southern Room
Located on the fourth floor overlooking the Perth central business district.
- 75 person capacity
- Electronic whiteboard
- Projection screen
- Corded microphone
- Ceiling mounted data projector (optional)
- DVD/VCR player (optional)
- Lapel microphone (optional)
- Limited access for people with disabilities
The Geographe Room
The room is equipped with latest technology in lighting and audio visual systems with touch screen panel and smart wiring, high quality acoustics, and kitchen facilities.
The layout is very adaptable for boardroom, U-shape, cabaret or theatre styles.
The Western Australian Museum – Perth is situated in Perth cultural precinct, close to the CBD and public transport facilities.