– Highlights

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Contemporary Art Studio

Today, 10.00am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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Special Event

Booked out International Keynote Address

Today, 6.30pm, Ground Floor: MCA Foundation Hall

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Exhibition

Telling Tales

02 Jun - 09 Oct

– Learning Events

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Workshop

Contemporary Art Studio

Today, 10.00am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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Special Event

Booked out International Keynote Address

Today, 6.30pm, Ground Floor: MCA Foundation Hall

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Conference

THE FOREVER NOW

02 Sep, 10.00am, MCA

– News from inside the MCA

Vogue Fashion's Night Out

Creating wearables with crushed sea shells and Australian red earth, meet the innovative Australian designers we love at MCA Store. more

MCA ARTBAR Yal Kuna (My Mates) = Blessed

Wanna hang with Eric and his mates? Brisbane-based artist Eric Bridgeman gathers his art family who he has borrowed at various times throughout his practice and gives them the stage. more

Art Party: MCA Social flickers and flares

What art-concoction have curators put together for our annual Primavera fundraiser bash? more

– Spotlights from the collection online

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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.

Emily Kame Kngwarreye

Born c.1910, Alhalkere (Soakage Bore), Northern Territory. Utopia people, Arandic ‘skin’ moiety, Anmatyerre language. Died 1996, Alhalkere (Soakage Bore), Northern Territory.


In a short but brilliant career, Emily Kame Kngwarreye carved out a deserved reputation as one of Australia’s most important artists. Her unique art encompasses the breadth, substance, history and meaning of her precious land, which was her enduring subject.

Kngwarreye had no formal art education but learned the mark making and composition of the Anmatyerre tradition in which she was raised. Her first foray into art in western media was through batik in the late 1970s, but it was when she began painting on canvas in 1988 that she found her true medium. Over the next eight years she produced an outstanding body of work that drew on the history, stories, geography, vegetation and substance of her land.

Kngwarreye’s work is included in public, corporate and private collections. In 1997 she represented Australia posthumously at the Venice Biennale, and in 1997 the Queensland Art Gallery staged a major retrospective of her work that travelled throughout Australia. In 2011 a second major survey travelled from the National Museum in Canberra to Osaka and Tokyo, Japan.

Works by Emily Kame Kngwarreye

– In the MCA Collection online

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