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Exhibition

Grayson Perry

10 Dec - 01 May

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Mca Collection

MCA Collection

29 Mar - 31 Dec

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Biennale Of Sydney

20th Biennale of Sydney

18 Mar - 05 Jun

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Conference

Creativity in the Primary Classroom 2016

20 May, 9.00am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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Digital Excursion

Digital Excursion

24 May, 10.00am, Remote Connection via Video Conferencing

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Everything I Touch Turns To...

Let’s all take a moment to get to know the artist who will wave over the Museum with an ethereal wand and dip the building in gold for MCA ARTBAR. more

MCA Kids Committee & Artist Educators In Conversation

MCA Kids Committee members Sasha, Alesandro, Riley, Siobhan, Kayla and Max interviewed some of the artists behind Junior Art School to learn more their practice. more

On Contemporary Film

Film curator James Vaughan interviews MIFF Artistic Director, Michelle Carey, about April’s, CONTEMPORARY FILM PROGRAM. more

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Volume One: MCA Collection

Works from the MCA Collection on display

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Remain in Light: Photography from the MCA Collections

On tour until October 2015

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ARTIST INTERVIEW

Watch our latest artist interview with Khaled Sabsabi

Special Event

This is not a Lecture Theatre
– Penguin Plays Rough

Hear five writers read their short stories, novel extracts and scenes from plays or film scripts as Penguin Plays Rough transform the MCA’s lecture theatre into a cosy literature space. Penguin Plays Rough is a monthly night of short fiction where writers read from a red velvet chair on top of a coffee table which used to be in the front room a flat on King St, Newtown but now resides in a warehouse in St Peters where the group has been based since 2010.

Hear tales about typography; learn the truth as Westside
publication’s chief editor breaks down how Lebanese Australians from Western
Sydney are represented in the stories you’ve already been told; be guided
through a survey of unsuccessful video game proposals by an unsavvy nongameplayer; find out why Scott Sandwich thinks audio science and sound
philosophy can help your love life; and maybe, if you are lucky, see a slide
show about skeletons.

Walking the fine line between fact and fiction, lecture and storytelling, this
will not be what you might ordinarily see in a lecture theatre. You will not
have to take notes. There will be no final exam. You may even enjoy yourself.
Featuring: zinester Vanessa Berry, the Lifted Brow’s editor Sam Cooney,
Westide Publication’s chief editor Michael Mohammed Ahmad, poet and
sound designer Scott Sandwich, and the illustrator of The Penguin Plays Rough Book of Short Stories’ our book’s gorgeous dustjacket, Gemma O’Brien.

As usual there will be a chance for you to sign up, and give a storytalk, or do
some lecture-telling.



Image courtesy and © Penguin Plays Rough

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– When

6 September 2012, 7:30-9:00pm

– Admission

This event has finished.

Booking fees apply

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