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‘UNHEIMLICH’ is an intriguing new work coming to PICA

Conjuring fantastical imagery from the recesses of the human mind, UNHEIMLICH is a thrilling new performance work by director and The Last Great Hunt alumni Katt Osborne and multidisciplinary artist Tarryn Gill. Dip into the darkly-comic dream state where a house-cat will be your guide. Join a happy couple on this journey where dreams and […]

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Review | ‘Whale Fall’ explores understanding our place in a changing world

Review | ‘Whale Fall’ explores understanding our place in a changing world

Whale Fall | PICA | til Feb 27 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Whale Fall is a play looking at transitions, specifically at the transition of a young child into their gender-affirming being and body. Whale Fall, written by Ian Sinclair and directed by Melissa Cantwell for The Kabuki Drop: explores, family, disruption, connection to the land […]

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‘Whale Fall’ examines changes of body, heart and the world around us

‘Whale Fall’ examines changes of body, heart and the world around us

Perth Festival has arrived for 2021, and this year’s celebration is focusing on our time, and our place here in Western Australia. One of this year’s entries is Whale Fall – a slow-burning family drama from the team at The Kabuki Drop about second chances and unconditional love, charting transition across generations, family, the environment […]

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KISS club returns to PICA to showcase new works in development

KISS club returns to PICA to showcase new works in development

KISS club, the annual showcase of interactive theatrical works in development returns to PICA this September. Celebrating its 10th year in 2020, KISS club is a performance event for ideas in development. This year it features 7 works from an exciting selection of Perth artists working across live and experimental performance. Co-curated by PICA and pvi collective, […]

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PICA to re-open with Hatched: National Graduate Show 2020

PICA to re-open with Hatched: National Graduate Show 2020

Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts is set to re-open its doors next month with the beloved Hatched: National Graduate Show. The 29th edition of Hatched will exhibit the work of 24 recent visual arts graduates from every state and territory in Australia across all of PICA’s gallery spaces. A key event as part of PICA’s ongoing commitment […]

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PICA’s Fringe World program celebrates care, confession & community

PICA’s Fringe World program celebrates care, confession & community

Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) are diving into Fringe season with a homegrown program that’s sure to surprise. PICA’s 2020 Fringe World program features four Western Australian artists, presenting four new works that invite the audience to join them on a personal journey. Dust off your party shoes and share a queer kiss at […]

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Review | Confusion for Three dances through a messy relationship

Review | Confusion for Three dances through a messy relationship

Confusion for Three | PICA | til Nov 17 | ★ ★ ★ ½  Confusion for Three is an intense exploration of the messy experiences of sex, sexuality and relationships using the medium of dance. Intentionally lacking in aesthetically pleasing manoeuvres, the choreographer Jo Lloyd, takes her audience underneath the surface of our emotional selves and […]

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Greater Together: Will Huxley on art, relationships & role models

Greater Together: Will Huxley on art, relationships & role models

The Perth Institute of Contemporary Art are throwing their very first fundraising party, transforming the PICA building into a fabulous visual sensation. Women of Music Production Perth will be taking over the dance floor all night long, featuring spins from local favourites Feels, and a selection of local female, trans and non-binary music makers, and Jen […]

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Review | Yourseven will challenge and inspire you

Review | Yourseven will challenge and inspire you

Yourseven | PICA | Until 17th February | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  Yourseven is one of those shows where the less you know about it before you go in, the better the experience will be. So I’m not going to tell you anything about what happens between entering and leaving the auditorium, but I will tell you […]

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Aeon: A secret sonic walk exploring queer ecology

Aeon: A secret sonic walk exploring queer ecology

Co-created by a team of multidisciplinary artists, Aeon lands a portable speaker in your palm and invites you to meet your fellow audience members at twilight for a one-hour walk through parkland in the vicinity of Perry Lakes in Floreat. This site-specific work deftly mixes audience participation with a contemporary art aesthetic. It situates itself […]

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