• When:11-6 Tues-Sun
  • Where:Perth Cultural Centre, James St Northbridge
  • Tel:9228 6300
  • Web:www.pica.org.au
  • Good for:innovative contemporary art.

The Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) has long been a mover and shaker in the area of contemporary arts in Perth. Located in a heritage building in the Perth Cultural Centre, it plays a large role in pushing the boundaries of art and culture, and supports, develops and promotes both international and local contemporary art in Perth. Art exhibitions, installations, contemporary dance, theatre and performances all take place here, as do all kinds of programs and workshops for both adults and children alike. The PICA cafĂ© and bar opened more recently in the same building, which makes for a rather nice spot to pull up a seat in the shade outside. To find out what’s on head to www.pica.org.au.