See what's on at the

Browse What's On

– Highlights


Aleks Danko

30 Jul - 18 Oct


Matthys Gerber

22 Sep - 06 Dec


Primavera 2015

22 Sep - 06 Dec

Create and Learn at the

All Learning Programs

– Learning Events

Special Event

Value Your Mind

08 Oct, 4.00pm, The National Centre for Creative Learning


Exchange Series

12 Nov, 11.00am, Creative Studios National Centre for Creative Learning


Educator Exclusive

26 Nov, 5.30pm, Creative Studios National Centre for Creative Learning

Find out more about the

About the MCA

– News from inside the MCA

Taloi Havini: Primavera artist and ARTBAR curator

Primavera 2015 artist and MCA ARTBAR curator Taloi Havini talks ‘Shell Money’, pina coladas and memories of Bougainville. more

We laughed, we cried, we danced, we barked…

Teachers from across NSW gathered at the MCA and Sydney Opera House for two days of creative dialogue and exchange as part of the 2015 Engaging Students with Disability forum. more

If these walls could talk | #AleksDanko

Ha-ha-ha-ha. Learn the meaning behind artist Aleks Danko’s Laughing Wall.... 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

News – MCA Official Opening on 28 March 2012

Posted on March 30, 2012 in News.


The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia officially reopened on Wednesday 28 March 2012 at 12 noon in the presence of the Premier of New South Wales, The Hon. Barry O’Farrell and the Federal Minister for Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government and Minister for the Arts, the Hon. Simon Crean MP.

Also attending the celebrations were the New South Wales Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Hospitality and Racing, and Minister for the Arts, the Hon. George Souris MP and the Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore. The event took place in the new MCA Foyer, on Circular Quay Side.
Proceedings began with a Welcome To Country by Michael West and a traditional Aboriginal dance by the Doonooch Dancers on the MCA Square.

The opening follows the completion of a major $53 million redevelopment designed by local architect Sam Marshall in association with the former Government architect Peter Mould. Construction began in August 2010 and saw the Museum close to the public in June 2011.

The project was supported by all three levels of Government – the Federal State, the NSW State and the City of Sydney – as well as by philanthropists Simon and Catriona Mordant, and other private and corporate donors.

MCA Director, Elizabeth Ann Macgregor, says: ‘I am thrilled to see this transformational project come to completion. The new MCA truly is a world-class institution with brand new Collection Galleries showcasing the very best in contemporary Australian art. I am immensely proud of the National Centre for Creative Learning (NCCL) and its outstanding programs for schools, children and families. The NCCL’s state-of-the-art infrastructure and stunning facilities are sure to be an inspiration for generations to come, with cutting-edge technology innovations and digital excursions to rival the world’s best.’

The Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore, says: ‘The MCA has frequently been voted Sydney’s favourite institution and with the redevelopment, it opens up so many incredible opportunities for Sydney to promote its vibrant culture on an international level. Its contribution to the city in this regard is invaluable.’

Posted by Kelly Stone

The Official Opening of the MCA