– 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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Special Event

New Romance for Teachers

02 Jul, 10.00am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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Talk

Artists In Conversation

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

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Lecture

Humanoids and Hybrids: Creepy, Uncanny and Contestable Bodies

03 Jul, 11.00am, Level 2: Veolia Lecture Theatre

– News from inside the MCA

Where do artists get their ideas from?

Artist Educators Stephanie & Athena are interviewed by kids about their art practice more

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

– 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.

David Stephenson

b.1955 :

David Stephenson was born in 1955 and studied at the University of Colorado and then the University of New Mexico, completing an MFA in 1982. He moved to Australia that same year to take up a position teaching at the University of Tasmania School of Art. His work has focussed on the aesthetics of environmental representation through the use of photography and video art. Through extended projects he has explored both cosmological and technological manifestations of the sublime in subjects including the Tasmanian environment, Antarctica, night skies, sacred architecture, hydroelectric developments, and the modern city at night.

In a career spanning three decades, Stephenson’s art has been exhibited extensively internationally, including solo exhibitions at the Art Gallery of New South Wales (1993), the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (1994), the Paisley Museum and Art Gallery, Scotland (1995), the National Gallery of Victoria, (1998), the Cleveland Museum of Art (2001), and the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (2001), as well as regular exhibitions at galleries in Sydney, Melbourne, and New York. His work is represented in many public and private collections including all major Australian institutions, and many international museums including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Three monographs have been published on Stephenson’s work. Of these, two are authored by Stephenson with Princeton Architectural Press, a leading New York art, design, and architecture publisher. Visions of Heaven: The Dome in European Architecture (2005) had two printings and was a bestseller for Princeton; Editions Citadelles & Mazenod (Paris) published a French-language edition in 2007. _Heavenly Vaults: From Romanesque to Gothic in European Architecture _was published in 2009; both Princeton books have received outstanding reviews. David Stephenson: Sublime Symmetries, a 140 page French/English-language monograph on Stephenson’s work was authored by Portuguese curator Jorge Calado to accompany Stephenson’s retrospective at the Gulbenkian Cultural Centre in Paris (2006).

Works by David Stephenson

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