applications open for residencies at 24 brisbane st

pvi collective are offering residencies at their studio at 24 brisbane st, perth.  there are two types available – one of four desks in the co-lab studio, or a studio residency. 

call out dates:

co-lab: march 24 – april 9 2017 (closes 23:59pm). out of round applications will be considered as desks become available.  studio: round 1 open march 24 – april 9 2017 (closes 23:59pm) for residencies between april and december 2017.  round 2 opens in october 2017 for residencies between january and april 2018. some out of round applications may be considered. Click here to find out more and apply. check out the Facebook page here to share with your creative comrades. [caption id="attachment_2310" align="alignnone" width="640"] 24 brisbane street[/caption]

pvi and blast theory international residency exchange program

we are very excited that with the support of the australia council for the arts, blast theory and pvi collective are joining forces to facilitate a unique r&d residency exchange opportunity for one australian artist and one british artist to spend 6 weeks in residence with blast theory and pvi respectively.  in this, stage one of the project, one australian artist will undertake a residency with blast theory. continue reading →

the fires beneath us workshop with alex rinsler

alex rinsler [uk] will be running a two hour workshop about perth's social and virtual ecology and what's feeding it. the workshop will raise questions around what fault lines run beneath our streets, beneath our screens. where are they and how are they shifting? what's bubbling beneath the surface? what will happen when these bubbles burst?

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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 →