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MCA Collection: Luminous

09 Mar - 08 Jun

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16 Apr - 05 Jul

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04 Jun, 2.00pm

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18 Jun, 11.00am, Creative Studios National Centre for Creative Learning

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Light Perspectives: Christoper Esber

A Light Show blog series to find out how light is used in professional creative practices. This week we hear from Australian Fashion Designer Christopher Esber. more

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'History is never static: it lives on through the people and communities that it has shaped, and it is shaped in turn by the telling of it.’ more

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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

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New Acquisitions in Context 2013

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12 December 2013-23 February 2014

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New Acquisitions in Context 2013 has now finished.

Tracey Moffatt, First Jobs, Selling Aluminium Siding 1978 2008, Museum of Contemporary Art, donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by the Mordant Family, 2013, image courtesy the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney © the artist

Hayden Fowler, New World Order, 2013, Museum of Contemporary Art, purchased with the assistance of MCA Young Ambassadors, 2013, image courtesy the artist and Artereal Gallery, Sydney © the artist

Mike Parr, Inclined Perspective Wedge (Riverbed), 1995, Museum of Contemporary Art, gift of the artist, 1997, image courtesy and © the artist

Imants Tillers, Tabula Rasa (for my father) 2011, Museum of Contemporary Art, purchased with funds provided by the MCA Foundation, 2013, image courtesy the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney © the artist

Judith Wright, Relative Conversations 2006, Museum of Contemporary Art, purchased with funds provided by the MCA Foundation, 2013, image courtesy the artist and Jensen Gallery, Sydney © the artist

Pat Brassington, Rocket, 2005, Museum of Contemporary Art, purchased 2005, image courtesy and © the artist

Khadim Ali, The Haunted Lotus 2011–12, Museum of Contemporary Art, purchased with funds provided by the MCA Foundation, 2013, image courtesy the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane © the artist

See works by over 28 emerging and established artists from across the country in this vibrant exhibition showing recently acquired pieces in dialogue with artworks from the JW Power and MCA Collections.

Celebrating the diversity of art making in Australia, New Acquisitions in Context 2013 features a range of media from painting and photography through to installation and the moving image and draws together multiple themes and ideas through a collection of very different artworks.

Investigate dream states, nightmares and the influence of Surrealism with works by Nicholas Folland, Peter Booth and Louise Weaver. Explore landscape in its various forms, real and imagined, sacred and suburban in works by Tracey Moffatt, Judith Wright, Imants Tillers, Simryn Gill, Fiona Lowry and Shaun Gladwell and see works about light by artists Stephen Birch and Emma White.