Smart phone and tablet apps

MCA Insight

Hold contemporary art in the palm of your hand and create your own online gallery with MCA Insight, developed by the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. The MCA is dedicated to exhibiting, collecting and interpreting the work of today’s artists and MCA Insight puts the Museum in your pocket.

Explore the MCA Collection and exhibitions and get the inside stories through artist and curator interviews, images from artists’ studios and videos of artwork installation. Find out what’s on at the Museum, upcoming highlights and other useful visitor info.

A location awareness system gives you access to information on the artworks around you, wherever you are in the MCA, and an interactive map and exhibition tours help you find your way around.

Collect works during your visit to create your own online gallery complete with details about artists and artworks. New content is added regularly within the app so you’ll always know what’s on when.

Download from iTunes App Store

Download from Google Play store for Android

MCA Publications

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia is excited to launch the iPad specific application MCA Publications. This app will host the MCA’s digital publications, beginning with the exhibition catalogues for Anish Kapoor and The Wandering: Moving images from the MCA Collection.

Download the MCA Publications app from the iTunes store

Preview key content from the Anish Kapoor ePublication for those without an iPad

Anish Kapoor has created some of the most memorable artworks of our times. Since the early 1980s, he has produced bodies of work that push the boundaries of sculpture through an exploration of the nature of perception in relation to space, form and mass.

This publication explores Kapoor’s work through the prism of his current exhibition at the MCA. The MCA’s Manager, Digital Media Keir Winesmith describes the publication as a “living catalogue”. The preview version includes video interviews, writing, documentation of exhibited works and behind the scenes footage of Kapoor’s studio. “Crucially,” Winesmith says, “this publication will be updated with interviews, images and videos of one of the most complex installations attempted by the Museum, and then updated again with reflections on the experience of the exhibition itself. It’s three publications rolled into one, made possible by an innovative digital publishing platform and the cooperation of Anish Kapoor’s studio.”

MCA AR

MCA AR is the augmented reality partner to the MCA’s printed publication Site. Site is an interpretation of the archaeological remains beneath the new MCA. It is an informative, richly illustrated companion guide, packed with archival material, historical images, and evocative essays commissioned from a range of writers.

MCA AR uses augmented reality to bring these stories to alive, you can…

  • See the MCA take shape (page 211)
  • Watch Brook Andrew’s Warrang being installed (page 193)
  • Hear Bennelong’s song, recreated from a score from 1811 (page 99)
  • See the new MCA building in 3D (pages 214 & 217)

Discover a new way to experience the Museum, by holding your device over the images in the pages of the publication.

Buy Site from the online MCA Store

Download from iTunes App Store for iPhone or iPad

Download from Google Play Store for Android

The MCA used the MCA AR app for two other augmented reality projects, with The Sunday Telegraph and JC Decaux, to help celebrate the reopening of the Museum.

Read an article by our Manager, Digital Media about the MCA's use of augmented reality.