– Highlights

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Mca Collection

MCA Collection

29 Mar - 31 Jul

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Exhibition

Telling Tales

02 Jun - 09 Oct

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Exhibition

New Romance

30 Jun - 04 Sep

– Learning Events

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Workshop

Soyo Lee’s Cactus Grafting Workshop

01 Jul, 10.30am, Level 2: Seminar Room

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Talk

Artists In Conversation

02 Jul, 3.00pm, Level 3: Creative Studios in NCCL

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Workshop

Junior Art School

16 Jul, 10.30am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

– News from inside the MCA

Meeting Jumaadi: MCA Kids Committee

Siobhan learns from artist Jumaadi about his shadow puppet performance The Life and Death of a Shadow more

MCA X PITCH ZINE Digital Zine

The MCA has collaborated with PITCH ZINE to create a digital zine in anticipation for the 9th annual MCA Zine Fair this weekend. more

Zinopolis

Zinesters shu. & Mikaela Cailao share their how’s and why’s of zine-making more

– Spotlights from the collection online

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Volume One: MCA Collection

Works from the MCA Collection

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Collection Artist Interviews

Watch our latest interviews in the MCA Video Portal

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Joint acquisitions by MCA and Tate

The Program promotes Australian art globally, helping Australian artists reach new audiences.

MCA Collection

The MCA Collection contains over 4000 works by Australian artists that have been acquired since 1989. The Museum collects across all art forms with strong holdings in painting, photography, sculpture, works on paper and moving image, as well as significant representation of works by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. The Collection includes the MCA Contemporary Art Archive; a unique collection of material including artists’ publications, notebooks, music, scripts, letters, writings and drawings that represent a range of experimental practices and capture the ideas and working processes of today’s artists.

The MCA has important holdings of Indigenous art from Arnhem Land dating back to the 1950s including a collection that is held in trust with the community of Maningrida and The Arnott’s collection of bark paintings. A number of significant collections were donated to the museum by Loti and Victor Smorgon (1995), Henry Ergas (2009), Ann Lewis (2009) and Cathy and Andrew Cameron (2012). Following the founding of the MCA through the JW Power Bequest and with assistance from the New South Wales Government, the Museum continues to manage the Power Collection on behalf of the University of Sydney.

Following the reopening of the museum in 2012, when a significant proportion of gallery space was dedicated to the presentation of the collection, the Museum simultaneously embarked on a new MCA Collection Online initiative, supported by the Ian Potter Foundation. This growing resource includes in depth analysis of artworks, images, exhibition histories and biographical details. MCA Collection Online is a work in progress; an evolving resource that will over time represent many more of the Museum’s collecting highlights.

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a preponderance of aboriginal blood
Judy Watson

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Audio Visual works

Explore audio visual works from the MCA Collection

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Paintings

Explores paintings from the MCA Collection

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Volume One: MCA Collection

Currently on display at the MCA

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– Artist: MCA Collection

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Emily Kame Kngwarreye

Emily Kame Kngawarrye carved out a deserved reputation as one of Australia's most important artists.

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Hayden Fowler

Hayden Fowler investigates our interactions with the natural world and how we define ourselves with regard to nature.

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Emma White

Emma White's works experiment with contrasting value systems: precious and worthless, purposeful and redundant.

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Hossein Valamanesh

Valamanesh is a visual artist who works with different media from installation to sculpture, painting and collage.

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– Exhibitions

Current Exhibitions

Telling Tales

MCA Collection

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Past Exhibitions

The MCA has been exhibiting the work of Australian and international artists since 1991. Find out more about exhibitions we have held over the last decade.

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Touring Exhibitions

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Artist Commissions

The MCA has an ongoing series of commissions throughout its building. Find out more about current and previous commissions.

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C3West

C3West is a long term program which creates situations for artists to work strategically with business, non-arts government organisations, and communities in Greater Sydney.

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