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Young Guides

Today, 1.00pm, Cockatoo Island


Energies: Haines & Hinterding

25 Jun - 06 Sep


Aleks Danko

30 Jul - 18 Oct

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Dance, Theatre and Visual Art

20 Aug, 9.00am


Aleks Danko & Tom Polo: Masterclass for teachers

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


Exchange Series

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

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– 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

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

Digital Resources for Teachers and Students

Extend your museum experience by accessing a rich variety of pre and post-visit digital resources online.

Access audio, video, photographs, artist statements and curatorial interpretation with a few clicks. Discover ideas for pre- and post-visit activities, and interactive teaching tools for the classroom. MCA digital resources let you hear from artists, catch behind-the-scenes glimpses and catch up on MCA events.

All MCA Learning resources can be downloaded FREE for educational use.

Energies: Haines and Hinterding Learning Resources

An exciting set of resources inspired by the practices of David Haines and Joyce Hinterding that combine science and art. Includes interview with the artists, a presentation file and downloadable PDFs.

Click here to check them out!

Iron filings affected by magnetism

Iron filings affected by magnetism, photo by Windell H. Oskay, creative commons licensed image,

Exhibition and Program Support Materials

The MCA produces a range of supporting and interpretative materials for the general public that are also invaluable for teachers and students. These pages are created for each exhibition held at the MCA and include images, videos and curatorial texts that support public and school engagement with the exhibition.

Chuck Close

Martu Art from the Far Western Desert

Primavera 2014

Sleepers Awake C3 West Learning Resource

String Theory

Students using online resources in the NCCL

Students using online resources in the NCCL

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.

Artist Interviews

Artist Interviews

MCA Collection Online

The MCA Collection contains over 4000 works by Australian artists that have been acquired since 1989. This growing resource includes in depth analysis of artworks, images, exhibition histories and biographical details. MCA Collection Online is an evolving resource that represents many of the Museum’s collection highlights.

Access the online collection here.

Stephen Birch Untitled 2005

Stephen Birch, Untitled, 2005

MCA Touring Exhibition: Remain in Light Learning Resources

These resources provide an introduction to Remain in Light: Photography from the MCA Collections,a MCA Australia touring exhibition of over 70 artworks by Australian and international artists collected by the University of Sydney and the Museum of Contemporary Art during a period spanning more than 50 years.

David Stephenson Drowned No. 176

David Stephenson, Drowned No. 176 2002, toned silver gelatin print, Museum of Contemporary Art, donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by Henry Ergas, 2009

Program-linked Resources

Creative Guide to Contemporary Art Interactive Whiteboard Resource


Primary Bella Program Pre-Visit Resource


Secondary Bella Pre-visit Resource


Bella Plus Program Pre-visit Resource


The Wandering Learning Resource


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ABC Splash Learning Resources

Explore our latest learning resources produced in partnership with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).

Designed for students and teachers to access at school, or for independent learners at home, these multimedia resources highlight artistic practice and cultural importance of artists and works in MCA exhibitions and Collection.

See Collection 1: Focusing on artists featured in MCA exhibition string theory: Focus on contemporary Australian Art

See Collection 2: Focusing on Yirrkala Printmakers featured in MCA exhibition string theory: Focus on contemporary Australian Art