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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 the expense of travel or inconvenience of students missing other subjects.

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: Jonathan Jones

Join MCA educators and artist Jonathan Jones for a digital excursion exploring Luminous – an exhibition of light based art works by Australian artists. the exhibition presents works that explore the astonishing and subtle effects of light created from the 1970s to the present day. Luminous includes a major new commission by Jonathan Jones, alongside work by Sandra Selig, Peter Kennedy, William Seeto and John Mawurndjul.

The excursion will feature a short overview of the exhibition and Jonathan Jones’ practice followed by discussion with Jonathan and MCA educators.

Jonathan Jones is artist and curator who worked for some years at the Art Gallery of NSW. Jones was born in Sydney in 1978 and is of Wiradjuri and Kamilaroi descent. He is best known for his installations, especially his creative use of light as a descriptive tool.

Duration: 45 minutes
Stages: 5-6

Dates and Times:

To book using Connected Classroom/ Video Conferencing system click on the session time to book at the DART website. If you cannot access a video conferencing system please contact learning@mca.com.au to arrange other ways to connect.

26th of March: 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm
More sessions will be announced soon.


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

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. The performance of the work is followed by 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.

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.

19th of March: 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm
More sessions will be announced soon.


Digital Excursion: Colour and Emotion

Colour and Emotion: PRIMARY STUDENTS Connect students to exciting and challenging contemporary art through this innovative program that explores how artists use colour to convey emotion.

This dynamic and hands-on program 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:

Sessions will begin to be offered in term 2.


Art and Impossibility Digital Excursion

Art and Impossibility: SECONDARY STUDENTS Undertake an impossible task, think an impossible thought or have an impossible idea as you explore contemporary art in this program designed to take students into new territories through encounters with artists and artworks from the MCA collection.

Duration: 45 minutes
Suitable for Stages ES1-Stage 5
Visual Arts: Stages ES1, S1, S2, S3

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.

Sessions will be announced soon.