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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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Uniquely Dark Contemporary Art

Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) exhibits are supremely thought provoking with topics ranging with adult in nature to morbid curiosity wonderfully presented. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2016
JacoDuPreez
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Randburg, South Africa
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Lennox Head, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Edgy contemporary art and up there in world standards. It reasonable small and is well worth a leisurely hour getting involved

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

I had a day to kill in Perth so started off at the art gallery before spotting the signs to PICA. Once inside I was pleasantly engrossed in more than a few of the exhibits. They were showing an exhibition of student art from around Australia.the layout of each exhibit around the building was well done despite the small die.... More 

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Kent
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

How hard can it be to cook poached eggs, bacon and toast? Well a visit this morning to the Pica bar certainly showed me that it must be a lot more complex than I thought - it took well over half an hour from order to table service! If the food hadn't been quite good I'd have given even less... More 

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PICA_Perth, Public Relations Manager at Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA), responded to this review

Hi Mark, Thanks for taking the time to write a review, I'm terribly sorry you had a less than excellent experience at PICA Bar. I am passing your feedback onto PICA Bar management (they are a separate business to the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA)) and will follow up with them. Thanks again for your feedback. Best, Renae More 

Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016 via mobile

Every time I'm hanging around the Library/Museum area, I love popping into this little spot. It is a hop skip from the Perth CBD train station. Great indoor and outdoor seating. Your typical Perth beer prices. Nice open, downtown(y) views and lots passer by-ers. I've had two meals here, one late night menu of sausages and bread, my goodness this... More 

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PICA_Perth, Public Relations Manager at Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA), responded to this review

Thanks for your review azdiaz! Hope to see you back again soon :) More 

Randburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) exhibits are supremely thought provoking with topics ranging with adult in nature to morbid curiosity wonderfully presented. The institute is definitely a must see when exploring the area which also contains other museums of art and nature making it a great place for a day trip to explore.

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Thank JacoDuPreez
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

The contemporary art is creative. Some of the picture is nice and view from different perspective gives different type of meaning and image. Worth the time going.

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Thank Zhifa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed visiting PICCA. Currently a fantastic exhibition with some wonderful contemporary work. Worth a visit if calling past.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Always like to take kids into this place, never know what insight or inspiration one might get from the creative art pieces or installations set up. Always different experience with friendly staff attending exhibition.

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Thank drew_m_johnston
PICA_Perth, Public Relations Manager at Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA), responded to this review

Hi Drew, Thanks for your review! Always great to hear form a fan. Look forward to seeing you and your family here again soon :) Best, Renae More 

Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

If you're into contemporary art you would probably like this. I found it to be a weird collection of weird stuff. There was a display with just a piece of foil on it. The attendant was extremely snooty. I would definitely prefer the general art gallery.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Easy to locate this place, near the Perth Art Gallery. Check it out to see Contemporary art displays and designs.

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