See what's on at the

Browse What's On

– Highlights


Aleks Danko

30 Jul - 18 Oct


Matthys Gerber

22 Sep - 06 Dec


Primavera 2015

22 Sep - 06 Dec

Create and Learn at the

All Learning Programs

– Learning Events


Exchange Series

12 Nov, 11.00am, Creative Studios National Centre for Creative Learning


Educator Exclusive

26 Nov, 5.30pm, Creative Studios National Centre for Creative Learning



06 Dec, 6.00pm, Throughout the MCA

Find out more about the

About the MCA

– News from inside the MCA

Taloi Havini: Primavera artist and ARTBAR curator

Primavera 2015 artist and MCA ARTBAR curator Taloi Havini talks ‘Shell Money’, pina coladas and memories of Bougainville. more

We laughed, we cried, we danced, we barked…

Teachers from across NSW gathered at the MCA and Sydney Opera House for two days of creative dialogue and exchange as part of the 2015 Engaging Students with Disability forum. more

If these walls could talk | #AleksDanko

Ha-ha-ha-ha. Learn the meaning behind artist Aleks Danko’s Laughing Wall.... more

View the Collection

Browse Collection

– Spotlights from the collection online

Volume One: MCA Collection

Works from the MCA Collection on display

Remain in Light: Photography from the MCA Collections

On tour until October 2015


Watch our latest artist interview with Khaled Sabsabi



Join Diana Smith from artist collective Brown Council as she invites a range of self-confessed cinephiles including Todd McMillan, Angus Truskett, Dara Gill, Zoe Coombs Marr, Kate Jinx and Sebastian Goldspink to explore the influence of screen culture on our daily lives. Explore personal cinematic obsessions in three multimedia presentations and then join the speakers on the Sculpture Terrace afterwards. For lovers of irreverent and intellectual musings on pop culture.

Thursday 20 December Sebastian Goldspink and Kate Jinx

Sebastian Goldspink – The Brunette
Natasha Fatale. It all started with her. Natasha was the off-sider of Boris Badenov from the cartoon television series Rocky and Bullwinkle. As a child Goldspink developed as an obsession with her.
Enamoured with not only the way she looked but her enjoyment of the dark side, her love of villainy for villainys’ sake, the femme fatale ideal was encapsulated in her last name. She was the gate way drug that led to a life time of brunette femme fatale dependence.
The first step that any addict can take to beat an addiction is to admit that they have a problem.
This lecture will demonstrate how deep seated this problem is.
Sebastian Goldspink is a Sydney based curator and art administrator. In October 2011, he opened the art space ALASKA Projects in the basement of the Kings Cross Car Park. He lectures in writing for art and design at CoFA and sits on the advisory board of the Supported Studios Network for Accessible Arts. He is also the producer of Art Month Sydney.

Kate Jinx – Light As A Feather, Stiff As A Board
As every mortal knows, adolescence is hard, awkward and mostly unattractive. When Jinx realised she could scam the dimwit girls at high school by ‘interpreting’ their dreams for a couple of Jolt Colas and a packet of Warheads, she knew she could find solace in sorcery. Given that there weren’t too many witch sisters where Jinx grew up, she had to turn to movies where girls burned sacred offerings as well as their bras.
While Jinx was busy harnessing her powers of sarcasm, door slamming and eye-rolling, the teen witches on screen were beaching whales, floating on tip-toes (The Craft); turning their BFFs into feisty rappers, gaining popularity (Teen Witch); wearing chokers, talking to cats (Sabrina); coming out (Buffy) and committing murder by majick (Midnight Offerings, The Uncanny). Light As A Feather, Stiff As A Board examines the strength and chaos of the teen witch trope in these and other films with both raised (evil) eyebrow and broomstick.
Host of FBi Radio’s film program Too Much, Kate Jinx is an artist and writer with no magic power of her own, aside from an unwavering and somewhat embarrassing commitment to talking about obsessive interests such as evil cats and weird witches in public, in costume at places like AGNSW, Craft Victoria and Performance Space.

$8/$6 MCA Members and Concessions
(booking fees will apply)
over 18s only

Image courtesy and © Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, photograph Catherine McElhone

image for Cinemania
Brought to you by

– When

20 December 2012, 7:00-8:00pm

– Admission

This event has finished.

Booking fees apply

Buy tickets here