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Grayson Perry

10 Dec - 01 May


Primavera 2015

22 Sep - 06 Dec


Matthys Gerber

22 Sep - 06 Dec

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06 Dec, 6.00pm, Throughout the MCA


Contemporary Art Studio

31 Mar, 10.00am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning


Creativity in the Primary Classroom 2016

20 May, 9.00am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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Getting Real (Time)

Artist Educator Stephanie Lade reflects on the process of creating a new learning program designed to open up experimental media processes to Primary and Secondary students. more

Farewell Simryn Gill with MCA Young Guides

Listen to an extract of MCA Young Guides tour of Volume One: MCA Collection, as we farewell Simryn Gill’s Carbon Copy (assimilate). more

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January 2014: Curated by Justin Shoulder & The Glitter Militia

We joined this queer gathering of powerful political and spiritual potential. We entered a psychic space where we were asked to inhabit our alter identities. We Witnessed and partook in club covens, runway witchuals and craft-werk.

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February 2014: Curated by Chicks On Speed

The unstoppable Chicks including; Melissa Logan and Alex Murrary-Leslie, joined by Melbourne electro drummer Erica Lewis, present a collision where artists, interactive music technicians, composers and performers collide after dark to jam at the MCA

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March 2014: The Music Edition

Exhibitions, music, design and live acts come together under the direction of a guest curator, transforming the MCA into a pulsating piece of performance art.

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May 2014: The Fashion Edition

Guests will swoon as artists collaborate with Melbourne’s Centre for Style to bring together cutting edge clothes, dance and installation. Students from the Whitehouse Institute of Design will pay homage to the MCA Collection making artwork-inspired garments in the Galleries.

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May 2014: Curated by Ross Manning

Ross performs with new semi-automated and self-composing instruments and brings a swag of independent Brisbane art-cohorts to deliver MCA ARTBAR titled ‘small voices’.

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June 2015: Curated by: Gail Priest

Gail Priest 'Rapture Rupture’ as part of Sonic Social

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July 2014: Curated by Pip & Pop

oin the dots between Japanese art, music and culture at the sugar-coated MCA ARTBAR driven by Audi on Fri 25 Jul. From the dark digital ocean of Tabaimo: MEKURUMEKU to the kawaii fancies of Pip & Pop (Tanya Schultz), salivate as exhibitions, music, design and performances come together for one night only.

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August 2015: Curated by Nick Dory & Hossein Ghaemi

Spring comes early in the form of 90s rave at the next MCA ARTBAR. Primavera 2014 artists Nick Dorey and Hossein Ghaemi orchestrate a night of video works, performance, workshops and a dedicated rave space.

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September 2014: Curated by Caitlin Franzmann & Marian Tubbs

The Primavera-ARTBAR party continues as Caitlin Franzmann (Brisbane) and Marian Tubbs (Sydney) curate Fri 26 Sep. Calling in artist friends to dress the MCA in art, music and fascinations.

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October 2014: Curated by Lara Thoms

Socially-interested, site-specific and participation-loving Lara Thoms is your next MCA ARTBAR curator. Discover expanded approaches to art as artists collaborate in unexpected ways.

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December 2014: Curated by Destiny Deacon

Book a date with Destiny for the last ARTBAR of the year as part of Corroboree Sydney. Melbourne-based artist Destiny Deacon plus friends sprinkle the night with big ideas, theatrics and wicked humour.

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