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Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA)

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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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Wonderful Richard Bell Exhibit

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2014
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Sudbury,ON
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Perth, Australia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Most recently we visited PICA for Fringe World. As always it is a great space for a variety of performances and the PICA bar remains a favourite spot to pause between events.

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Perth, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

went there for a coffee with friends around lunchtime. the coffee was so bad I asked for a refund (massive mouthful of grounds in the bottom of my cap), which to be fair they gave me. I ordered the baked eggs. $16 for 2 eggs and a bit of tomato sauce. WOW! the staff were grumpy and unwelcoming. would not... More 

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Perth, Australia
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138 reviews 138 reviews
60 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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111 attraction reviews
287 helpful votes 287 helpful votes
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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147 helpful votes 147 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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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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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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