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Grayson Perry

10 Dec - 01 May


Primavera 2015

22 Sep - 06 Dec


Matthys Gerber

22 Sep - 06 Dec

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Booked out: Educator Exclusive

26 Nov, 5.30pm, Level 3: Creative Studios in NCCL



06 Dec, 6.00pm, Throughout the MCA


Contemporary Art Studio

31 Mar, 10.00am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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Getting Real (Time)

Artist Educator Stephanie Lade reflects on the process of creating a new learning program designed to open up experimental media processes to Primary and Secondary students. more

Farewell Simryn Gill with MCA Young Guides

Listen to an extract of MCA Young Guides tour of Volume One: MCA Collection, as we farewell Simryn Gill’s Carbon Copy (assimilate). 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

Bella Plus

Explore contemporary art and develop new creative skills through art-making experiences in this flexible and FREE program for adults with specific needs.

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.

artist educators lead workshop with adults in colourful room

Bella Plus participant and artist educator working together in an art-making activity 2015 Image © Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, photograph: Anna Kucera


Bella Plus Programs are available for groups of all sizes subject to availability. Please nominate your preferred dates and times when making your booking.

Book a 60 minute Bella Plus Program today

Book a 90 minute Bella Plus Program today

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


Cost: FREE

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.

resources to support your visit

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.

Download the Bella Plus Pre-Visit Resource

a view of the digital studio with a group of adults making art at a large central table and another group of adults using computers around the edge of the room to create art

More Bella Plus Programs for Adults

Bella Plus in the House

Enjoy a free full-day program at the MCA and the Sydney Opera House with our new partnership program for adults with specific needs.

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Bella Plus Connect

Explore contemporary art, meet new people and share in art-making together in this free and friendly community program held once a month.

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