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16 Apr - 05 Jul

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Energies: Haines & Hinterding

25 Jun - 06 Sep

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Aleks Danko

30 Jul - 18 Oct

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30 Jul, 5.30pm, Creative Studios National Centre for Creative Learning

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20 Aug, 9.00am

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29 Aug, 10.00am, Creative Studios National Centre for Creative Learning

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MCA’s curatorial & digital team share links to articles and websites that have inspired them during June. more

Anna Davis on Energies: Haines & Hinterding

Curator, Anna Davis, has been working closely with David Haines and Joyce Hinterding in the lead up to their solo exhbition at the MCA. more

Welcome to Light Lab!

Welcome to Light Lab, the MCA’s fun free activity space created in conjunction with the exhibition Light Show. Situated in the foyer of the National Centre for Creative Learning it’s open weekends and selected evenings during vivid. more

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Remain in Light: Photography from the MCA Collections

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ARTIST INTERVIEW

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Past Exhibitions
–  2005 to present

The MCA has been exhibiting the work of Australian and international artists since 1991.
Below you can find more information about all the exhibitions we have held since 2005.

We will be adding information about exhibitions from throughout the MCA's history over time. Information on past MCA Touring exhibitions can be found here.

2015

MCA Collection: Luminous

9 March -  8 June

2014

Taking it all away: MCA Collection

18 December -  2015 22 February

Chuck Close: Prints, Process and Collaboration

20 November -  2015 8 March

Primavera 2014: Young Australian Artists

24 September -  30 November

Annette Messager: motion / emotion

24 July -  19 October

Tabaimo: MEKURUMEKU

3 July -  7 September

Sonic Social

12 June -  29 June

2013

War Is Over! (if you want it): Yoko Ono

15 November -  2014 23 February

Primavera 2013: Young Australian Artists

12 September -  17 November

Embedded: Craig Walsh

12 September -  24 November

string theory: Focus on contemporary Australian art

15 August -  27 October

Wangechi Mutu

23 May -  11 August

Jeff Wall Photographs

1 May -  28 July

Workout: 7 days of experimental performance

22 April -  28 April

South of no North: Laurence Aberhart, William Eggleston and Noel McKenna

8 March -  5 May

2012

Anish Kapoor

20 December -  2013 1 April

TABOO

19 December -  2013 24 February

Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro

4 October -  2 December

Primavera 2012: Young Australian Artists

4 October -  2 December

Ken Whisson: As If

28 September -  25 November

18th Biennale of Sydney: all our relations

27 June -  16 September

Local Positioning Systems

29 March -  3 June

Christian Marclay: The Clock

29 March -  3 June

Marking Time

29 March -  3 June

2011

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Recorders

16 December -  2012 12 February

Primavera 2011: Young Australian Artists

8 September -  13 November

People of the First Sunrise: Indigenous Art from Eastern Australia

24 June -  7 October

Tell Me Tell Me: Australian and Korean Contemporary Art 1976 – 2011

16 June -  21 August

Michael Stevenson

6 April -  19 June

2010

MCA Collection: New Acquisitions in Context 2010

10 December -  2011 19 June

Bardayal Lofty Nadjamerrek AO

10 December -  2011 20 March

Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer’s Life 1990-2005

19 November -  2011 26 April

In the Balance: Art for a Changing World

21 August -  31 October

Runa Islam

20 August -  21 November

Primavera 2010: Young Australian Artists

19 August -  21 November

17th Biennale of Sydney

12 May -  1 August

We Call Them Pirates Out Here: Selected works from the MCA Collection

17 February -  21 November

Sylvie Blocher: What is Missing?

17 February -  26 April

2009

Take Your Time: Olafur Eliasson

10 December -  2010 11 April

Almanac: The Gift of Ann Lewis AO

8 December -  2010 18 April

Fiona Foley: Forbidden

12 November -  2010 31 January

Making it New: Focus on Contemporary Australian Art

10 September -  11 November

Primavera 2009: Young Australian Artists

9 September -  22 November

MCA Collection: New Acquisitions 2009

28 July -  2010 31 January

Louisa Bufardeci & Zon Ito

28 July -  25 October

Ricky Maynard: Portrait of a Distant Land

4 June -  23 August

avoiding myth & message: Australian artists and the literary world

7 April -  12 July

I Walk the Line: New Australian Drawing

17 March -  24 May

Yayoi Kusama: Mirrored Years

24 February -  8 June

2008

MCA Collection: New Acquisitions 2008

12 December -  2009 1 March

Simryn Gill: Gathering

20 November -  2009 22 March

To make a work of timeless art: MCA Primavera Acquisitions

12 November -  2009 22 March

Yinka Shonibare MBE

24 September -  2009 1 February

Primavera 2008: Young Australian Artists

19 September -  30 November

Heads Up: A C3West Project by Craig Walsh

4 September -  19 October

Video Logic

19 August -  2 November

16th Biennale of Sydney: Revolutions - Forms That Turn

18 June -  7 September

Southern Exposure: Works from the Collection of the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art

21 March -  1 June

Fiona Hall: Force Field

6 March -  1 June

They are Meditating: Bark Paintings from the MCA’s Arnott’s Collection

14 February -  3 August

2007

Tim Hawkinson: Mapping the Marvellous

11 December -  2008 5 March

Callum Innes: From Memory

11 December -  2008 5 March

Shahzia Sikander

27 November -  2008 17 February

Cross Currents: Focus on contemporary Australian art

18 September -  26 November

MCA Collection: Selected by Julie Rrap

30 August -  2008 28 January

Julie Rrap: Body Double

30 August -  2008 28 January

Primavera 07: Young Australian Artists

24 August -  4 November

The Hours: Visual Arts of Contemporary Latin America

21 June -  2 September

Matthew Ngui: Points of View

4 June -  12 August

MCA Collection: New Acquisitions 2007

27 April -  12 August

Gifts to the MCA Collection

5 April -  12 August

Stephen Birch: looking out my back door

16 March -  20 May

Craigie Horsfield: Relation

16 March -  3 June

2006

Centre Pompidou Video Art: 1965-2005

14 December -  2007 25 February

Paddy Bedford

6 December -  2007 15 April

Multiplicity: Prints and Multiples from the Collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art and the University of Wollongong

12 October -  2007 25 March

Primavera 2006: Young Australian Artists

13 September -  19 November

James Angus

13 September -  26 November

Juan Davila

9 September -  12 November

MCA Collection: New Acquisitions 2006

29 June -  3 September

Zones of Contact: 2006 Biennale of Sydney

8 June -  27 August

Bangu Yilbara: Works from the MCA Collection

11 May -  1 October

Sam Taylor-Wood

23 March -  18 June

Masquerade: Representation and the self in contemporary art

23 March -  21 May

Volte Face: Mike Parr Prints & Pre-Prints 1970-2005

2 March -  21 May

2005

KIENHOLZ

16 December -  2006 26 February

Erwin Wurm: Glue Your Brain

28 November -  2006 12 February

Jacky Redgate: Life of the System 1980-2004

28 November -  2006 5 March

1967: Selected works from the MCA Collection

28 November -  2006 23 April

Interesting Times: Focus on contemporary Australian art

22 September -  27 November

Kutlug Ataman: Perfect Strangers

22 June -  4 September

2004

Lee Bul

26 November -  2005 27 February

14th Biennale of Sydney: On Reason and Emotion

4 June -  15 August

Witness

12 March -  16 May

Ambitious? Who, me? Newish work by Rodney Glick

19 February -  9 May

2003

Take a Bowery: The Art and (larger than) Life of Leigh Bowery

19 December -  2004 7 March

Susan Norrie: notes from the underground

22 July -  12 October

The Stage of Drawing: Gesture and Act

25 June -  24 August

Liquid Sea

14 March -  8 June

Maningrida Threads: Aboriginal Art from the MCA Collection

6 March -  1 June