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Exhibition

Energies: Haines & Hinterding

25 Jun - 06 Sep

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Exhibition

Aleks Danko

30 Jul - 18 Oct

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Exhibition

Primavera 2015

22 Sep - 06 Dec

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Event

Genext:

06 Sep, 6.00pm, Throughout the MCA

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Workshop

Creativity in the Primary Classroom

11 Sep, 9.00am, The National Centre for Creative Learning

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Workshop

Creative Connections #2

15 Sep, 9.00am, Creative Studios National Centre for Creative Learning

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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

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

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– Spotlights from the collection online

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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

Schools & Educators
– Digital Excursions

Digital Excursions at the MCA

Connect to the MCA from anywhere in Australia for interactive workshops that connect students in real time with creativity and contemporary art. Digital Excursions or Virtual Excursions enable teachers to enrich classroom teaching without leaving their school, encountering artists and educators in programs designed to support students to develop their own relationship and responses to contemporary art and art making.

Digital Excursions with the MCA are now offered free to all schools

You can connect with us using video conference system (Connected Classroom), Skype, Google Hangouts, Zoom or Facetime.

Digital Excursion: The Feelings Were Harder To Dislodge Than I Initially Imagined

FOR SECONDARY STUDENTS

The Feelings Were Harder To Dislodge Than I Initially Imagined by Agatha Gothe-Snape is a unique offering to schools inviting students to experience a participatory artwork designed specifically for a remotely connected audience. This artwork explores how art and its ideas are valued and the relationships between the art of today and movements from the early 20th Century through a mixture of performance, images and text. Along the way students are challenged to rethink what might constitute an artwork. The performance of the work is followed by an interactive discussion with MCA artist educators.

Agatha Gothe-Snape is a young Australian artist whose work has been widely exhibited and is held in a number of public collections including the MCA Collection. Her practice stems from improvisational performance. It draws upon and records interpersonal and spatio-emotional exchanges around art and art contexts.


This (Digital Excursion) provided students the chance to really understand the conceptual framework and actually be part of it. I was so excited at the uniqueness of the experience and feel it is a way to ignite art teaching in rural and remote schools.

Abigail Sparks, Glen Innes High School, NSW 2015


Duration: 45 minutes
Stages: 5-6

Dates and Times:

To book using Connected Classroom / Video Conferencing system click on the session time or contact learning@mca.com.au to arrange other ways to connect.

4th of September: 10:00am 11:00am 12:00pm 2:00pm
10th of September: 10:00am 11:00am 12:00pm 2:00pm
16th of October: 10:00am 11:00am 12:00pm 2:00pm
3rd of December: 10:00am 11:00am 12:00pm 2:00pm

Digital Excursion: Colour and Emotion

FOR PRIMARY STUDENTS

Connect students to exciting contemporary art through this innovative program that explores how artists use colour to convey emotion. Using a fun game show theme classes choose their own path encountering artworks and hands-on activities designed to build students creative muscles.

Colour and Emotion emphasises the following concepts to foster in students an inspiring relationship to creativity and contemporary art:

  • Colouring outside the lines and breaking the rules
  • Connecting with artists as thinkers and creators
  • Playing with process over product
  • Bringing your own story, taking fresh meaning
  • Looking and thinking in new ways


Duration: 45 minutes
Suitable for Stages 2-3

Dates and Times:

To book using Connected Classroom / Video Conferencing system click on the session time or contact learning@mca.com.au to arrange other ways to connect.

23rd of July: 10:00am 11:00am 12:00pm 2:00pm
3rd of September: 10:00am 11:00am 12:00pm 2:00pm
22nd of October: 10:00am 11:00am 12:00pm 2:00pm
23rd of October: 10:00am 11:00am 12:00pm 2:00pm
4th of December: 10:00am 11:00am 12:00pm 2:00pm