artist talk: pvi in conversation with alex rinsler

alex rinsler is our inaugural artist in residence at 24 brisbane street. he is a public artist and cultural producer from the uk and makes large-scale public work with local artists and communities, most of which gets burned in the end. this is his first visit to western australia. continue reading →

our first artists in residence of 2017

alex rinsler [uk] in residence: 8 feb - 8 mar 2017 dr keith armstrong [qld] and steve berrick [wa] in residence: 20 - 24 feb 2017

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new year, new building

while we were sad to say goodbye to our beloved cia studios and the wonderful community it housed, we are kick-starting 2017 by settling in to our new studio at 24 brisbane st, perth. it has a studio, offices, a play-space workshop, a store room and a sweet little kitchen. it's close to our creative comrades in northbridge and mt lawley. we are busily colluding and conspiring on new activities and ways in which we can provide support to friends and peers - locally and afar. if you are in tha hood, come have a look, we would love to see you. come say hi,  and adjust your mailing lists: studio: 24 brisbane st, perth, wa, 6000 post: po box 836, mt lawley, wa 6929

closure of CIA studios


In 2008, the Centre for Interdisciplinary Art [CIA studios] was initiated as a project of pvi collective, with strategic investment from the Department of Culture and the Arts. CIA studios is located within an old school on the cusp of the city centre in West Perth. Its core function is to respond to the acute need among the experimental arts community for increases in development spaces for live practice. It is a research and development facility with the goal of supporting artists investigating the process of making, as opposed to being focused solely on the creation of an end product, and for this process not to happen in isolation, but for it to be informed, invigorated and challenged by other practitioners, thereby building a strong culture of conceptual criticality and peer support. continue reading →

‘transformer’ at john curtin art gallery

pvi at invisible genres

this new exhibition takes over the entirety of john curtin gallery and features some kick-ass contemporary artists from the netherlands, south africa, indonesia and australia, situating them alongside major pieces by william kentridge, julie dowling, balinese master, dewa mokoh and dutch video artist wendelien van oldenborgh. continue reading →

resist: the right to change | disrupted update

we were really excited to have been part of disrupted - festival of ideas at the state library of wa. we rounded off the festival program with resist: the right to change, our non-violent conflict resolution artwork, based on the ancient practice of using tug-of-war to solve differences. we spent the festival asking attendees about any issues or problems in perth, society and the world that the festival had brought up or shed light on, and asked the people for their solutions. the range of responses was huge! continue reading →

free workshop with radical architect liam young

What’s the future of Australian cities? Are we built to last or destined to be consumed by our digital selves? Join speculative architect* Liam Young in a one day think tank exploring methodologies for creating artworks that operate between performance, design, fiction and future. continue reading →

blog post from transformer performer

we've just returned from bloemfontein, south africa, where we made transformer, with vrystaat kunstefees and students from the university of the free state. one of the performers wrote this article about her experience of performing in and playing transformer. thanks to marica for allowing us to publish her work and sharing her thoughts. continue reading →

pvi at disrupted festival of ideas

we're very excited to be part of this year's disrupted – festival of ideas at the state library of western australia. we will be running resist: the right for change, and pvi kelli will be facilitating a panel called taking back the city. continue reading →

national day of action

pvi are taking part in the protagonists' national day of action. the protagonists are a collective of inter-dependent artists and arts workers operating across and between disciplines, organising under the banner #artprotagonists to protest the cuts to the arts. this website will be 'on strike' on june 17 2016 in solidarity with independent artists, who have been adversely effected by the cuts to the australia council for the arts. continue reading →