Look, listen, share and create! The Bella Plus Program is for adults with specific needs including physical, intellectual, behavioural or sensory disability to engage with contemporary art in fun and social ways and develop creative expression through art-making experiences.
Investigate contemporary artworks in a Gallery Exploration of current exhibitions, and experiment with art-making processes in a practical session in the Creative Studios located in the National Centre for Creative Learning.
Explore the multi-sensory Bella Room, an interactive artwork commissioned to engage and inspire people with specific needs to connect with the work of contemporary artists through sensory experiences.
Each program is led by MCA Artist Educators and is individually tailored and responsive to the specific needs, interests and abilities of the adults participating.
The MCA Bella Program was established in 1993 through the generosity of MCA patrons, Dr Edward Jackson AM and Mrs Cynthia Jackson AM, and the Jackson family, in memory of their late daughter and sister Belinda.
Bella Plus Programs are available for groups of all sizes subject to availability. Please nominate your preferred dates and times when making your booking.
Please contact MCA Learning on 02 9245 2400 or via the National Relay Service if:
• you need assistance making your booking online
• you would like to discuss program details and the individual needs of your group
• you are making multiple bookings
• you are hoping to visit on a date that is less than 4 weeks away
Session Length: 60-90 minutes
Bookings: Advance bookings are essential and should be made at least 4 weeks in advance.
Cancellation Policy: Notice of 7 working days must be given, otherwise you may be charged for the cost of the program. Funding for the Bella Program is limited – reasonable notice of cancellation enables us to make your program available to others.
Bella Plus Pre-Visit Resource: A digital resource to assist adults and their support providers prepare for visiting the MCA and participating in the Bella Plus Program.
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