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Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA)

Neighborhood: Perth CBD
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Address: Perth Cultural Centre | 51 James Street Northbridge, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia
Phone Number: 8 9228 6300
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Only got as far as the bar...

This place has been going for as long as I can remember. I visited it for the first time on a Wednesday night and really enjoyed it. The staff we very friendly and the selection... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 20, 2014
Scuba2013
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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135 reviews 135 reviews
58 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

This place has been going for as long as I can remember. I visited it for the first time on a Wednesday night and really enjoyed it. The staff we very friendly and the selection of beers was good. I sat outside in their beer garden adjacent to the Perth Cultural Centre where I was able to sup on my... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

and a great bar with fantastic staff and yum food. good beer on tap. will be going back next week cos i wanna try their mac & cheese

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

The guys at Form gallery sent me there. This is brilliant. It is free, it is eclectic , it is fresh, well curated, well spaced etc... The collection was part of Hatched, some kind of student grant for the best one, not sure. Anyway, very very beautiful, naive and young. Many mistakes as well but a promising future. Congratulation to... More 

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Sudbury,ON
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262 reviews 262 reviews
81 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We found this place by accident as downtown was blocked off by Fringe set-up - but it was worth it. The Richard Bell Exhibit of the Aboriginal Embassy affair was spectacular, tho judging by the response of some visitors not to everyone's liking. The introductory video shows the coverage at the time of the Aborigal Embassy set up on the... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

They have changing displays so your experience will depend on what is on. But either way, relax afterwards witha drink at the pleasant PICA bar (open in the evening too).

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Perth, Australia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
23 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Located 5mins away from the Perth train station PICA is close to everything. This is truly a cool place to check out, there's always stuff for kids to do outside and there's so many restaurants near by.

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Perth, Australia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

PICA always has interesting installations and is an extra enjoyable place to drop in on now because you can get a snack and drink at the attached bar.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

I watch plays here. The stage on the ground floor is medium sized where everyone can get a good view. It is very well air-conditioned which is a must in Perth! There is a bar upstairs which I am yet to visit.

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New York City, New York
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172 reviews 172 reviews
45 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

I think I just don't get modern art, or this kind of modern art. The major installations were a canvas covered in nutella, and white refrigerators piled ceiling high with paper, toilet paper, and weird cream strewn around them. Um ok. Well it got me out of the rain for a little while

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Perth, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

I love the arts and enjoy the colour and design in all materials. It is good to see young designers using all types of events to display their talents.

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