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“Always worth a look”

Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA)
Ranked #5 of 10 Concerts & Shows in Perth
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Housed in a large and striking heritage building in the heart of Perth, Western Australia, PICA is the city’s focal point for those wishing to experience the best of Australian and international visual, performance and interdisciplinary art. PICA is both a producing and presenting institution that runs a year round program of curated exhibitions, seasons in contemporary dance, theatre and performance and a range of interdisciplinary projects. It boasts one of the largest and most breath-taking exhibition spaces in Australia and has become known for the leading role it plays in the presentation of significant new work. PICA’s key aim is to promote, support and present contemporary arts and to stimulate critical discussion around the arts and broader cultural issues. Providing a site for experimentation, critical analysis, discussion and debate is fundamental to its charter. PICA is known for the rigour and breadth of its artistic and education programs, high production standards and impeccable presentation. In many aspects of its operations, PICA might be understood as an incubator: providing resources, mentoring and support for both emerging and mature artists whilst promoting new and emerging ideas, forms and practices to the broader community.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children
Perth, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Always worth a look”
Reviewed February 17, 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.

Visited January 2013
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Perth, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
437 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
“A gem waiting to be explored!”
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.

Visited February 2013
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New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
318 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
“Perplexing”
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

Visited August 2012
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Perth, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Perth's Cultural Seasons”
Reviewed January 21, 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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Perth, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
91 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great innovative theatre”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

A really great theatre in the middle of Northbridge. Performances can be innovative and different. Have enjoyed everything I haveseen there and I go often.

Visited October 2012
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