Schools & Educators
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Educator Exclusives 2014

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 Three
Tabaimo and Annette Messager
with MCA Chief Curator Rachel Kent
Thursday 31 July, 5.30–7.30pm, FREE

Term Four
Summer season preview and 2015 learning highlights
Thursday 27 November, 5.30–7.30pm, FREE

Further information: or 02 9245 2400
RSVP now

Bungawarra (To make, to do) Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Practice

In this small-group workshop, join MCA artists, educators and curators to explore the practice of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists in the MCA Collection and current exhibitions. Investigate approaches to studying works by these artists in the classroom and develop a greater understanding of artists whose current practice is influenced by long cultural traditions.

Bungawarra means to make or do in the Gadigal language, traditional owners of the land and waters that make-up Sydney today.

Wonderful. Inspiring. Practical.
Wendy Quinn, Berry Public School, 2013 *
Program details:*
Monday 23 June, 10am-3pm
$100/$95 MCA Members
Bookings essential

Accredited with the NSW Board of Studies and Teaching and Educational Standards.

Vernon Ah Kee
Fantasies of the Good (detail) 2004
Installation view, Volume One: MCA COllection, 2012
charcoal on paper, 13 Parts
Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, purchased with funds provided by the Coe and Mordant families, 2006
Image courtesy and © the artist

Bungawarra means to make or do in the Gadigal language, traditional owners of the land and waters that make-up Sydney today.

Professional Development Days in the National Centre for Creative Learning

The new creative studios of the National Centre for Creative Learning provide an ideal venue for your school’s next professional development day. With views over the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge, the studios offer the flexibility to cater for whole staff sessions and small group activities in a fresh and stimulating environment. The MCA Learning team can also support your day with sessions focused on creative learning strategies and Artist Educator led Gallery Explorations.

Contact MCA Learning for more information: or 02 9245 2484

Join the MCA Teachers Council

Do you bring your students to the MCA? Take part in our teacher programs? Connect via Digital Excursions? Use MCA resources in your classroom? We’d love to hear from you!

We are currently seeking teachers to join the MCA Teachers Council – an volunteer advisory group that supports MCA Learning in the development of programs, resources and marketing for our schools audiences.

Register your interest here. Join our Teachers Council or contact Georgia Close, Manager of Student & Teacher Engagement, for information.

Expressions of interest close Friday 2 May 2014

Robert Owen
Sunrise #3 2005
synthetic polymer paint on wall
Museum of Contemporary Art, purchased 2005
Image courtesy and © MCA, photograph: Jenni Carter

Museum of Contemporary Art – NSW Institute of Teachers’ 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
  • Elements 1 and 6 of the NSW Professional Teaching Standards at Professional Competence