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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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06 Dec, 6.00pm, Throughout the MCA


Contemporary Art Studio

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


Creativity in the Primary Classroom 2016

20 May, 9.00am, 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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Remain in Light: Photography from the MCA Collections

On tour until October 2015


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News – 2 Millionth Visitor

Posted on May 6, 2014

Today we celebrated our 2 millionth visitor since we reopened in 2012. To celebrate this event, the artist Liam Benson created a performance entitled ‘Me & You’ for the occasion. It involved tonnes of gold glitter, Liam in extraordinary gold regalia and a very lucky two visitors who came in at just the right moment. Because our artists and audiences are why we exist – here are some of the MCA’s major achievements and quirky facts that you may or may not already know about us;

Since re-opening:

• 1.6 million people have visited the MCA online

• Kids & Families audiences have increased 15-fold

• The MCA has had over a 1,000 events, 100 Weddings, and a couple of surprise proposals (they said yes)

• The MCA Hosts cloak hundreds of items so that visitors can wander the Museum at ease, this has included a unicycle, half a pizza, a visitors own shoes, an artwork supposedly done by Michelangelo, and a visitor once attempted to cloak their guide dog during an event. Unfortunately we were unable to take it.

• The MCA Store has sold 1,577 I heart MCA badges and 317 Bum Magic books by the author Claudia Rowe

• Over our 13 C3West projects in Western Sydney, the MCA has been indoctrinated into the culture of cars with 5 shining sexspecs cars, 10 cars dredged from the St George River, two bogged tow trucks and a broken crane

• Approximately 2,400 free guided tours have occurred equating to 50,000 people learning a little more about contemporary art

• Our National Creative Learning Centre has used 3,000 balls of coloured string used throughout our popular kids programs from Art Safari to our Artplay

• The MCA has had approximately 398 living artists exhibited at MCA (including building commissions & C3West)

• Our touring exhibitions have travelled approximately 24, 827km, providing those visiting galleries such as the Ipswich or Bendigo Art Galleries some of the unique offerings Sydneysiders get as a matter of course

• The MCA Cafe has made 16,400 coffees. Adding tea and hot chocolate you’re looking at 25,0000 hot beverages with the best view of Sydney Harbour

• Kids and parents have made 9,354 colourful, collaborative and wacky artworks on Sunday Family Fun Days

• MCA’s Genext on-the-night feedback’s most common answer to the question ‘What would you like to see happen at the next Genext?’ is: ‘Katie Perry’. Genext is MCA’s award-winning program offering Sydney teenagers the chance to meet, explore and create with established artists and like-minded young people. There have been 11 of these since reopening.

Keep coming back and you might be our 3millionth visitor!