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Digital Excursions at the MCA

Unleash aspiring artists’ creative potential through this engaging and dynamic introduction to contemporary art. Develop art appreciation skills by investigating a variety of artworks including wall paintings, videos and installations. Explore artists’ practice through hands-on creative responses which experiment with a range of media and techniques.

Ignoramus Anonymous – Digital Excursion Special Presentation

This unique digital excursion takes HSC students inside a performance artwork where they become both the audience and an integral part of the artwork itself. Open to small groups of up to a maximum of 15 people, the performance will be followed by a discussion with the artist Malcolm Whitaker.

Ignoramus Anonymous takes the form of a support group meeting for the ignorant – i.e. for anyone and everyone. It is a participatory performance project, those present sit in the traditional support group circle and, lead by the artist, revel together in what they do not know and what they do not know that they do not know. This could be anything from a current matter in the news to an existential quandary to a recently completed book or trip to a modern art gallery.

Only two of these special excursions will be presented to book spaces head to the DART website :

19 June
10am – 11:30am
Book here.

26 June
10am – 11:30am
Book here.

2014 Programs

Colour and Emotion: Explore how artists use colour to convey emotion.

Performance and Movement: Get physical exploring performance in contemporary art.

Art Write Now: Creative Writing and Contemporary Art. Be inspired by contemporary artworks in a series of lively creative writing workshops.

Walk the Line: Discover different ways artists use line in contemporary art.

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

Digital Excursions are free to schools outside Metropolitan Sydney. For schools within Metropolitan Sydney: $100 per class of up to 30 students. Unsure of your school’s classification? Click here for a guide.

For dates, times and bookings:
Department of Education Schools: www.dartconnections.org.au
Independent/ Catholic Schools: learning@mca.com.au or 02 9245 2454

Extend your Digital Excursion with Art-in-a-Box!: A parcel of lesson ideas and making materials to extend your Digital Excursion and explore contemporary art in the classroom. Art in a Box packages, including teaching resources and all art-making materials are available for free for regional schools with their digital excursion booking, or $10 for metropolitan schools.

Contact learning@mca.com.au for details.

Don’t forget to check out the Creative Guide to Contemporary Art Digital Resource before you visit!