Building Commissions

Jackson Bella Room, National Centre for Creative Learning

Brown Council Performance Art (2014)

This is the third in a series of commissioned artworks for the National Centre for Creative Learning to create a work responsive to students and young people with specific needs.

Sydney based artist Collective Brown Council transform the Bella Room into an immersive and interactive performance ‘funhouse’ designed to be both accessible and stimulating for young people with specific needs. The work draws on a diverse range of sources, including the histories of performance art, absurdist theatre and children’s television programs such as Play School and Mulligrubs.

Brown Council, Performance Art, 2014

Hiromi Tango, Dance, 2013
Emily Floyd, The Garden, 2012

Circular Quay foyer wall commission

The Journey to Australia is a new wall painting by Guan Wei and the second work commissioned for the Museum’s Circular Quay entrance.

The commission was launched to the public on 22 May 2013.

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Helen Eager, Tango, 2012

MCA Sculpture Series

The MCA Sculpture Series is an ongoing program of works commissioned for the Loti Smorgon Sculpture Terrace on Level 4. The Museum works with artists to realise new, temporary artworks that respond to this unique site overlooking Sydney Harbour.

Hany Armanious, Fountain, 2012

Brook Andrew

Warrang (2012)

This artwork was commissioned as part of the MCA’s heritage interpretation program in relation to the historic docks located under the new building.

Brook Andrew’s vibrant response to the challenge of commemorating the historic docklands is a permanent feature of the building, visible from across Circular Quay and illuminated by night.

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Imants Tillers

Pure Beauty 1991-97

Imants Tillers’ multi-panelled painting was the first artwork commissioned by the MCA. It hangs permanently in the original Circular Quay entrance, and acknowledges supporters who contributed to the conversion of the former Maritime Services Board building to the MCA in 1991.

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All images courtesy and © the artists.
Photos: the artists, Paul Green (Fountain) and Alex Davies.