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– Highlights

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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

Matthys Gerber

22 Sep - 06 Dec

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All Learning Programs

– Learning Events

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Conference

Dance, Theatre and Visual Art

20 Aug, 9.00am

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Aleks Danko & Tom Polo: Masterclass for teachers

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

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Talk

Exchange Series

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

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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

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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
– Teacher Programs

Educator Exclusives 2015

Educator Exclusive evenings invite teachers to experience new MCA exhibitions and uncover behind-the-scenes perspectives with talks from artists and curators, and discovery sessions led-by MCA Artist Educators. Explore new teaching ideas and resources and enjoy refreshments with your colleagues in the creative spaces of the National Centre for Creative Learning.

Term Two:
Light Show
with Blair French, MCA Director; Curatorial and Digital
Thursday 14 May, 5.30 – 7.30pm
THE LIGHT SHOW EDUCATOR EXCLUSIVE IS NOW FULLY BOOKED!

Term Three:
Energies: Haines & Hinterding
with artists David Haines and Joyce Hinterding
Thursday 30 July, 5.30 – 7.30pm

Term Four: *Sydney International Art Series Exhibition* & 2016 MCA Learning preview
Thursday 26 November, 5.30 – 7.30pm
Stay-tuned for the big announcement of the 2015 SIAS exhibition!

The MCA is an accredited provider of teacher professional development with NSW BOSTES.

Further information: learning@mca.com.au or 02 9245 2400

Art & Technology in the Classroom: (STEAM not STEM)

Artists are great innovators and experimenters, often driving emerging technologies to their limits and invoking new possibilities. Yet rarely are the sciences or mathematics taught through the lens of art.

Experience the creative possibilities of contemporary art and test out learning strategies designed to challenge and extend students’ creative capacities. In a practical workshop, explore experimental processes that engage creativity as a driver for experiential learning.

By situating creativity as a natural part of learning, students can be inspired to new ways of thinking about art, science and the world we live in, building creative capacity vital for tackling the big challenges of the 21st century.

Presented in partnership with Vivid Ideas.

A BOSTES registered creative learning workshop for K-10 teachers.

Program details:
Thursday 4 June, 2-5pm
$50/ $45 MCA Members / $40 pre-service teachers

Download and return the enrolment form for book your place today.

Image: Casula Public School, Electronic Art Workshop 2014, photograph: Dan Boud.

Creative Connections #1: Workshop for primary teachers

Discover strategies for developing creative learning experiences in the primary classroom. Explore new ways to help your students engage with artworks and participate in a range of experimental art-making activities in a hands-on program with MCA Artist Educators.

Extend your experience with Creative Connections #2, when MCA Artist Educators join forces with classroom teachers from the MCA Teachers Council to workshop ideas for extending engagement with MCA artworks back in the classroom.

The MCA is an accredited provider of teacher professional development with NSW BOSTES.

Program details:
Date: Monday 22 Jun
Time: 9am–3pm
Cost: $100/ $95 MCA Members/ $80 pre-service teachers
Creative Connections #1 and #2: $180/ $175 MCA Members/ $150 pre-service teachers

Download and return the enrolment form to book your place today!

Creative Connections #2: Workshop for primary teachers

Building on the creative learning strategies shared in Creative Connections #1, MCA Educators team up with classroom teachers from the MCA Teachers Council to workshop ideas for extending the experience of an MCA Learning program back at school. Workshop a series of case studies exploring how you can connect with MCA Collection artworks across learning areas and through extended creative responses.

The MCA is an accredited provider of teacher professional development with NSW BOSTES.

Program details:
Date: Tuesday 15 September
Time: 9am – 3pm
Cost: $100/ $95 MCA Members/ $80 pre-service teachers
Creative Connections #1 and #2: $180/ $175 MCA Members/ $150 pre-service teachers

Download and return the enrolment form to book your place today!

Dance, Theater and Visual Art: Engaging Students with Disability 2015

Discover how dance, music, theatre and visual arts can unlock your students’ learning. With practical ways to refresh your creative skills and incorporate the arts into your classroom practice.

Participate in creative arts workshops, meet key leaders in the arts and disability network, and be inspired!

“One of the best (if not the best) I’ve attended in 10 years of professional learning.”
Donald Green, Bega High Support Unit.

Presented in partnership with the Sydney Opera House.

Date: Thursday 20 and Friday 21 August*
Time: 9am-4pm
Cost: Two days – $295/$250 (full/pre-service & casual teachers) One day – $175/$125 (full/pre-service & casual teachers)
Bookings and information: Sydney Opera House
Contact: 02 9250 7770 *Please note that the date of this program has changed from the original dates advertised due to unforeseen circumstances.

Tailored Professional Development Days in the National Centre for Creative Learning

Need help creating a professional development session for your staff? MCA Artist Educators can tailor a program to meet your needs, exploring areas such as creative learning strategies for engaging with artworks, contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art practice, digital art-making workshops, or ideas for developing students’ literacy through contemporary art. We can arrange programs on weekdays, weekends or after school.

Contact MCA Learning for more information: learning@mca.com.au or 02 9245 2400

Online Resources

The MCA produces a range of online resources:

DIGITAL RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS

Access a range of resources that can enable students to encounter artworks and artists online and support teachers to deliver innovative creative learning programs. Encourage students to confidently respond to contemporary works and build up their own creativity.

Access the digital resources here.

MCA ARTIST INTERVIEW COLLECTION

Since 2005 the MCA has produced video interviews with artists in the MCA collection. The series covers more than 60 artists with more are added each year making this resource one of the most comprehensive sources for information on contemporary Australian artists where the artists own voice is heard.

Access the MCA Artist Interview Collection here.

MCA ONLINE COLLECTION

A searchable database of artists and works in the MCA collection with supporting information.

Access the MCA Online Collection here.

Museum of Contemporary Art – Board of Studies Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) endorsed provider of Institute Registered professional development for the maintenance of accreditation at Proficient Teacher/Professional Competence.

Scope of Endorsement

  • Standards 2 and 6 of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the level of Proficient Teacher

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