Housed in a large and striking heritage building in the heart of Perth, WA, PICA is the city’s focal point to experience the best of Australian and international visual, performance and interdisciplinary art. PICA creates career-defining moments for artists, life changing experiences for audiences of all ages and critical turning points in the advancement of art forms.
The building, which dates from 1896, was for 40 years the Perth Boys’ and Girls’ School (one of several schools known collectively as Perth Central School). PICA began operating from the James Street building in 1988 with the main aim of promoting contemporary arts in Western Australia.

For Open House Perth, you can peek behind closed doors and explore Studio Zero & Studio One. Stop past PICA’s performance space, during a creative development of “Gui Shui / Belong” by Steamwork Arts.