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Mca Collection

MCA Collection

29 Mar - 31 Dec

Biennale Of Sydney

20th Biennale of Sydney

18 Mar - 05 Jun


Telling Tales

02 Jun - 09 Oct

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Creativity in the Primary Classroom 2016

20 May, 9.00am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

Digital Excursion

Digital Excursion

24 May, 10.00am, Remote Connection via Video Conferencing

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Everything I Touch Turns To...

Let’s all take a moment to get to know the artist who will wave over the Museum with an ethereal wand and dip the building in gold for MCA ARTBAR. more

MCA Kids Committee & Artist Educators In Conversation

MCA Kids Committee members Sasha, Alesandro, Riley, Siobhan, Kayla and Max interviewed some of the artists behind Junior Art School to learn more their practice. more

On Contemporary Film

Film curator James Vaughan interviews MIFF Artistic Director, Michelle Carey, about April’s, CONTEMPORARY FILM PROGRAM. more

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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

Secondary Programs

Grayson Perry: My Pretty Little Art Career

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia is pleased to present the first major survey exhibition in the Southern hemisphere by internationally renowned artist and Turner Prize recipient, Grayson Perry, as part of the Sydney International Art Series.

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20th Biennale of Sydney: Book today!

Connect with the Biennale artists & staff at our Educator Exclusive, Exchange Series or Contemporary Art Studio programs.
Bookings and information
For all other primary or secondary programs book through our schools page & request a focus on the Biennale!
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Learning Resources

Access the MCA learning resources to discover a rich source of materials designed to develop and support creative learning and engagement with contemporary art in the classroom.

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Visiting the MCA

Essential info for schools planning on visiting the MCA including planning a self guided visit.

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Creative Guide to Contemporary Art

Discover the possibilities of contemporary art on a lively Gallery Exploration sparking creative and critical responses to artworks.

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Exhibition in Focus

Exhibition in Focus programs put an exhibition under the spotlight in an investigative Gallery Exploration. Zero-in on an artist’s practice, concepts, process and approach to materials.

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Winangali (To hear, to know)

Discover the diversity of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists in the MCA Collection.

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Contemporary Art Studio

Spend a day in the studio with guest artists from MCA exhibitions in 2016. Connect with an artist, discover their practice and explore new ways of looking, thinking and creating.

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Unpacking Unseen Images: For Senior Classes

In a small-group program based on dialogue and exchange, investigate artworks to build a tool-kit of strategies for unpacking and responding to contemporary art.

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Art Write Now

Explore contemporary art the write way – a playful creative writing program for students of Visual Arts or English.

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Exchange Series: Artist and Curator Talks

Join artists and curators in conversation with secondary students from NSW schools for a series of lively talks exploring artist and curatorial practice. Attend in person or stream live to your classroom.

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This is in Real Time: Art, Media and Performance

Video, sound, movement and voice come together in our new program combining media technology and contemporary art.

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Electronic Art Workshop

Examine how artworks use newer technologies and how these effects can form the language of an artwork. Take these ideas and apply them in a collaborative art-making workshop using littleBits electronics to create sculptures that move, light up and respond to a viewer.

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Djurali (To grow): Youth Arts Careers Workshop

Djurali means 'to grow’ in the language of the Gadigal people, the traditional owners of the land and waters the MCA is situated upon. Djurali is a free program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Years 10 – 12 who are interested in undertaking a tertiary degree in Fine Art.

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Digital Excursions

Connect with creative learning programs at the MCA from anywhere in Australia – for free! Experience interactive workshops that link students with contemporary art and artists in real time and challenge students to look and think in new ways through encounters with contemporary art.

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Bella: For Students With Specific Needs

Explore contemporary art in the Bella Program, a FREE creative learning program for children and young people with specific needs, including physical, intellectual, behavioural or sensory disability.

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Artist-Run Adventures

Feeling brave? Open a creative learning mystery box on an Artist-Run Adventure with a practicing artist from the MCA’s Artist Educator team.

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Got an idea for a learning program at the MCA? Our Artist Educators can develop a Gallery Exploration or Studio Workshop tailored to the needs of your class.

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Self-guided Visits

Book your self-guided visit today.

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Bella Momentum

An intensive contemporary art workshop for young people, presented in partnership with The Smith Family.

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C3West Learning Programs

With support from the Campbell Edwards Trust, the MCA connects students with artists working in their own communities, in association with our C3West program.

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