See what's on at the

Browse What's On

– Highlights


Young Guides

Today, 1.00pm, Cockatoo Island


Energies: Haines & Hinterding

25 Jun - 06 Sep


Aleks Danko

30 Jul - 18 Oct

Create and Learn at the

All Learning Programs

– Learning Events


Dance, Theatre and Visual Art

20 Aug, 9.00am


Aleks Danko & Tom Polo: Masterclass for teachers

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


Exchange Series

31 Aug, 11.00am, Creative Studios National Centre for Creative Learning

Find out more about the

About the MCA

– News from inside the MCA

Digital Excursions; New Connections

Alex White reflects upon the newly launched program offerings and the possibilities these hold for students and teachers anywhere in Australia. more

Mug Shots

In preparation for the The Rocks Aroma Festival on July 26, MCA staff share some of the stories behind the mugs they use for their workplace beverages. more

MCA’s first Oculus Rift artwork experience

Don’t have enough (real) space to install artworks in? Why not make some virtual space! 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


Enter the inspiring world of contemporary art and become an MCA Member today

Members gain an inside view of life at the MCA and can take advantage of discounted tickets to unique events including curatorial lectures, artist talks, practical workshops and events for young families.

By joining the MCA, you will be supporting Australia’s Museum of Contemporary Art dedicated to exhibiting, interpreting and collecting contemporary art from across Australia and around the world.

MCA Member benefits

  • Unlimited FREE entry to all ticketed MCA exhibitions
  • Jump the queue to our most popular exhibitions
  • MCA Members’ Exclusive Events; including exhibition tours and previews, bonus MCA Store shopping opportunities and other special offers
  • FREE glass of Bimbadgen Art Series wine, Thursday evenings in August from 5pm at the MCA Cafe with any meal purchased
  • Reciprocal Membership with National Gallery Australia, Canberra
  • 20-25% discount on MCA public programs and events including ARTBAR, Kids & Families and lectures
  • Priority booking opportunities for MCA’s most popular events
  • 10% discount at the MCA Store, the MCA Cafe and Graze MCA
  • FREE subscription to Art Matters, the MCA’s exclusive quarterly magazine
  • FREE Subscription to the MCA’s monthly e-news
  • 10% discount on all art leases at Artbank
  • 15% discount on all courses at Work-Shop, Redfern
  • 10% discount at FX Art and Framing, Redfern
  • 10% discount at Parkers Sydney Fine Art Suppliers, The Rocks

MCA Membership costs

$120 Dual
$75 Individual
$50 Student (Full-time students only. We’ll ask you to show your student card when you’re using your Membership benefits at the MCA)

Valid for 12 months

Member’s Movies

Celebrating highlights of Australian film and documentary in collaboration with Screen Australia, we are excited to offer a series of film nights at the MCA exclusively for MCA Members. Enjoy a refreshing cider or beer with your admission and choose your favourites from our top picks.

Purchase tickets and more info here