MCA Sculpture Series
Hany Armanious Fountain (2012)
Fountain is the inaugural work for the MCA Sculpture Series, an annual commission of ambitious new sculpture created for the terrace on the top level of the new wing of the MCA.
Hany Armanious’ spectacular piece is on display until November 2013.
Jackson Bella Room, National Centre for Creative Learning
Hiromi Tango Dance (2013)
This is the second in a series of commissioned artworks for the National Centre for Creative Learning’s Bella Room. Each year, an artist will be approached to create a room focusing on a different special need.
Japanese-born, Sydney based artist Hiromi Tango has created an immersive environment for the Jackson Bella Room in 2013-14, a colourful and playful interactive learning environment for people with intellectual disablities. Her space will be available until March 2014.
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 is currently underway, and will be launched to the public 22 May 2013.
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.
To celebrate the Museum’s 2012 redevelopment and to acknowledge the generosity of those individuals and organisations who have supported the capital project, artist Grant Stevens was commissioned to create a video work, weaving the names of building donors into an evocative visual narrative.
The work is on display in the MCA foyer, and is part of the MCA Collection.
Untitled wall painting (for Helen Johnson) (2006-7/2012)
Andrew McQualter’s Untitled wall painting (for Helen Johnson) was commissioned in 2007 by the Museum of Contemporary Art for the Collection. The artist has painted the work onto the new corridor connecting the MCA Ambassador Room with the new Circular Quay entrance.
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.
All images courtesy and © the artists.
Photos: the artists, Paul Green (Fountain) and Alex Davies.