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Grayson Perry

10 Dec - 01 May

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Mikala Dwyer: MCA Collection

21 Dec - 21 Feb

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Being TIWI

21 Dec - 21 Feb

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Sharing The Artist’s Voice

Celebrating the launch of a new video portal, Alex White reflects upon the MCA’s history of producing and sharing interviews with artists and the importance of these activities for the organisation. more

My Pretty Little Sydney: A guide inspired by Grayson Perry

Much like Grayson’s work, Sydney is full of interesting enclaves if you are willing to take a closer look. We teamed up with The Thousands to create a Grayson Perry-inspired guide to Sydney! more

Building Confidence

Artist Educator Sue Salier reflects upon the certainty of youth in relation to our secondary workshop program Unpacking Unseen Images. more

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Volume One: MCA Collection

Works from the MCA Collection on display

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Remain in Light: Photography from the MCA Collections

On tour until October 2015

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ARTIST INTERVIEW

Watch our latest artist interview with Khaled Sabsabi

2014

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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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