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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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A new exhibition marks the 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum

A new exhibition marks the 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum

A landmark exhibition of WA Indigenous art acknowledging and celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum, opens this weekend at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA). When the Sky Fell brings together a range of Indigenous artists who continue to lay claim to country and document the history of those places significantly affected by […]

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Zoe Pepper writes a love letter to the subconscious in The Irresistible

Zoe Pepper writes a love letter to the subconscious in The Irresistible

WAAPA trained actor and director Zoe Pepper, together with her actors and co-writers Adriane Daff and Tim Watts has created a “reckless, intoxicating love letter to the subconscious” in The Irresistible. Was there a light bulb moment of inspiration that spurred the creation of this show? It was more of a piecing together of the puzzle […]

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‘Show & Tell and Body Not Fit For Purpose’ is thought provoking

‘Show & Tell and Body Not Fit For Purpose’ is thought provoking

Show & Tell and Body Not Fit For Purpose | PICA | April 28 & 29 | ★ ★ ★ ½  In Show & Tell and Body Not Fit For Purpose, choreographer Jonathan Burrows and composer Matteo Fargion, deliver a performance that is quite unlike anything I’ve seen before. The pair begin sitting in a couple of arm chairs […]

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