– 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

ARTBAR July 2016

29 Jul, 7.00pm, MCA

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Workshop

Art Safari

09 Aug, 10.30am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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Conference

THE FOREVER NOW

01 Sep, 6.00pm, MCA

– News from inside the MCA

What we've been reading: June

In the spirit of our current exhibition, Telling Tales, MCA Staffers share what they’ve been reading over the past month. more

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

– 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.

Performance

Workout - Brian Fuata
– Privilege (performance)

Brian Fuata’s improvisational practice is grounded in conversation, text and movement. Using a range of sites for his work including theatres, galleries, mobile phone text messages and the internet, he frames himself as ‘a performance that is responsive to its immediate environment’. The cultural contexts of performance, the way it is read and integrated into wider art practice forms an important part of his work.

In Reading instructions now (2013) Fuata occupies a small, demarcated area at the edge of the Level 1 North Gallery during each Workout performance, transcribing his own texts and those gleaned from his co-participants. The artist describes this as ‘a way of responding, documenting and re-performing what is enacted during the week’. He invites the other Workout artists to read his presence in the gallery, and their relationship to it. Privilege (performance) (2013) is presented on the closing Sunday and is a culmination of the week’s readings.1

Brian Fuata was born in Wellington, New Zealand in 1978 and migrated to Australia in 1985. He lives and works in Sydney. Alongside his solo work he has an extensive collaborative practice, including the projects Wrong Solo with Agatha Gothe-Snape and Moran Fuata with Michael Moran. Selected exhibitions include Privilege (bowls), 55 Sydenham Rd, Sydney, 2013; The Sarraute Conduit for Time Machine: Festival of Experimental Time-based Art, Serial Space, Sydney, 2012; Islands (after transmission), Tin Sheds Gallery, Sydney, 2012; Eastern Seaboard, Artspace, Sydney, 2011; Rules of Play, Bell Street Project Space, Vienna, 2010; DOMINOES with Station House Opera, London, 2009; Popular, Omeo Dance Studio, Sydney, 2006; In the daytime I am, In the nighttime I am, Performance Space, Sydney, 2006; Day of Invigilation, with Barbara Campbell, Performance Space, Sydney 2004; Fa’afafine, Performance Space, Sydney, 2003.

1. Artist’s statement 2013

Brian Fuata (Wrong Solo), Reverse Lecture 2012, image courtesy and © the artist, photograph: Catherine McElhone

image for Workout - Brian Fuata

– When

28 April 2013, 10:00am-5:00pm

– Admission

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