PICA & Arts House


Heritage Council

Place Number



James St Mall Perth

Location Details

Address includes: 2 & 4 Roe St, Perth; 174 Wlliam St, Perth. Includes: Monitors School Bldg, Manual Training School, Cookery & Laundry Centre (now demolished). Also part of Perth Cultural Centre

Other Name(s)

Infants School, Perth Boys School,Perth Tech
Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Girls &

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1897 to 1914

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents
Heritage List Adopted 20 Dec 1985
State Register Registered 24 Mar 2000 HCWebsite.Listing+ListingDocument, HCWebsite.Listing+ListingDocument

Heritage Council Decisions and Deliberations

Type Status Date Documents
(no listings)

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management
EPRA Link & Perth Cultural Centre Invtry Adopted
Register of the National Estate Permanent 21 Oct 1980
Classified by the National Trust Classified 07 Mar 1978
Perth Draft Inventory 99-01 YES 31 Dec 1999
Municipal Inventory Adopted 13 Mar 2001 Category 1

Parent Place or Precinct

04278 Perth Cultural Centre Precinct

Child Places

  • 02026 Hackett Hall

State Heritage Office library entries

Library Id Title Medium Year Of Publication
5792 Specification for P.I.C.A. & Arts House : restoration, maintenance & disability upgrade (package 2). Report 0
5086 Perth Cultural Centre development sites Nos.1&2 future land use. Final report. February 2000. Heritage Study {Other} 2000
8050 Heritage impact assessment. New performing arts venue, Northbridge. Heritage Study {Other} 2006
5085 Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge : report on disability access upgrade. Report 2001
8382 Former Manual Training School (1898). Archival record December 2006. Archival Record 2006
5431 Specification for Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts refurbishment. Report 2002
7378 New performing arts venue : site evaluation report. Report 2004
872 Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (Former Perth Boys' and Girls' Schools), Perth Cultural Centre, (Northbridge: conservation plan) PICA Heritage Study {Cons'n Plan} 1995
11749 PICA and Arts House - conservation management strategy Heritage Study {Cons'n Plan} 2018
3788 Arts House Conservation Plan Heritage Study {Cons'n Plan} 1998
8383 Former Cookery and Laundry Centre (1906). Archival record, December 2006. Archival Record 2006

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Present Use EDUCATIONAL Museum
Original Use EDUCATIONAL Combined School

Architectural Styles

Federation Free Classical

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron
Wall BRICK Common Brick

Historic Themes

General Specific
OCCUPATIONS Intellectual activities, arts&craft
SOCIAL & CIVIC ACTIVITIES Cultural activities
SOCIAL & CIVIC ACTIVITIES Education & science

Creation Date

30 May 1989

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Last Update

31 Dec 2016


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