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Disability Action Plan: Survey

Get involved with our Disability Action Plan survey to further accessibility at The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia.

Chuck Close: Prints, Process and Collaboration

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) exhibition Chuck Close: Prints, Process and Collaboration is an exclusive for the Sydney International Art Series and is the largest exhibition of Close’s work ever presented in the Southern Hemisphere, featuring over 200 works.

Annette Messager: motion / emotion

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia is delighted to present Annette Messager’s first retrospective exhibition in Australia.

TABAIMO: MEKURUMEKU

Japanese artist Tabaimo’s ambitious video installations will immerse visitors this winter within constantly moving, changing environments that combine visual imagery and sound.

BROWN COUNCIL’S BELLA COMMISSION

Today the Museum of Contemporary Art celebrated the third artist commission for the Jackson Bella Room with the artist collective Brown Council.

New Culture Champion

The Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA), Elizabeth Ann
Macgregor OBE, has been announced by the NSW Premier Mike Baird, as the Cultural
Ambassador for Western Sydney.

SONIC SOCIAL – Curated by Performance Space

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) has partnered with Performance Space to present Sonic Social, a performance program featuring six different works staged throughout the museum during a three week period.

Primavera 2014: Artist Announcment

Lucky thirteen artists revealed for the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia’s (MCA) 23rd edition of Primavera.

Two Millionth Visitor

Today the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) celebrates its 2millionth visitor walk through the doors since the newly developed and expanded MCA Australia opened its doors to the public on 29 March 2012.

C3 WEST: SLEEPERS AWAKE – Floating sculpture and performances illuminate Western Sydney

In the most ambitious ever temporary public art project in Western Sydney, Sleepers Awake will float up to 80 metres off the ground, illuminating over 25 hectares of Bungarribee over 9 nights in May.

Fashion and Vivid: announcing TWO editions of MCA ARTBAR driven by Audi in May

Announcing two editions of MCA ARTBAR driven by Audi in May.

REMAIN IN LIGHT: PHOTOGRAPHY FROM THE MCA COLLECTIONS

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) presents Remain in Light: Photography from the MCA Collections, a touring exhibition that traces the development of contemporary photographic practice over the last 50 years.

19TH BIENNALE OF SYDNEY:YOU IMAGINE WHAT YOU DESIRE

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) is to present a series of artistic projects from renowned and first-time local and international contemporary visual artists for the 19th Biennale of Sydney: You Imagine What You Desire, from 21 March – 9 June 2014.

Twentieth Edition of MCA ARTBAR Curated by Chicks on Speed

Chicks on Speed will curate the next MCA ARTBAR driven by Audi titled JAM-arrama held on Friday 28 February.

C3WEST Michel Tuffery: Transforma

A large scale project to retrieve dumped cars from the Upper Georges River in Airds,
Western Sydney and transform them into an artwork is being jointly led by the Museum of
Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) and Campbelltown City Council in a C3West partnership.

C3 WEST: SLEEPERS AWAKE

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) and the Western Sydney Parklands Trust are seeking performers for their latest collaborative art project, Sleepers Awake.

Nineteenth Edition of MCA ARTBAR Curated by Justin Shoulder and The Glitter Militia

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) announces Justin Shoulder and The Glitter Militia to curate the next MCA ARTBAR driven by Audi held on Friday 31 January.

John Pilger’s Utopia

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia is to host the Australian launch season of award-winning documentary maker John Pilger’s new film, Utopia, which traces the political and social history of Australia’s indigenous communities.

MCA EXHIBITION PROGRAM 2014

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia announces its 2014 Exhibition Program.

MCA Collection: New Acquisitions in Context 2013

Over summer, the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia will showcase a diverse selection of newly acquired artworks by contemporary Australian artists.

Eighteenth edition of MCA ARTBAR curated by Tony Albert

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) announces artist Tony Albert as guest curator of the next MCA ARTBAR driven by Audi held on Friday 29 November 2013.

MCA Imagine Nomination 2013

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia is delighted to announce that the C3West project, Ultimate Vision – Monuments to Us by Australian artist Lara Thoms is nominated for the 2013 IMAGinE award.

MCA Bella Room Commission - Brown Council

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) last Wednesday announced Brown Council as its new commissioned artists for the 2014 Jackson Bella Room.

MCA extends partnership with Deutsche Bank

The Museum of Contemporary Art extends its partnership with Deutsche Bank for another three years.

Seventeenth edition of MCA ARTBAR curated by Alaska Projects

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) announces ALASKA Projects to curate
the next MCA ARTBAR driven by Audi on Friday 25 October 2013.

TEDxYouth@Sydney

The MCA is thrilled to partner with TEDxSydney to present TEDxYouth@Sydney, an event that celebrates the creativity, innovation and connectedness of the next generation.

MCA ARTBAR - Primavera Edition

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) invites artists from Primavera 2013: Young Australian Artists and Curator Robert Cook to collaborate on MCA ARTBAR driven by Audi held on Friday 27 September 2013.

MCA COMMEMORATES ARTS BENEFACTOR LOTI SMORGON

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) and its community of supporters are today commemorating the contribution of one of the Museum’s most generous philanthropists, Loti Smorgon AO, who has passed away.

MCA ARTBAR curated by Lauren Brincat

The MCA announces artist Lauren Brincat as guest curator of the next MCA ARTBAR driven by Audi on Friday 30 August 2013.

War Is Over! (if you want it): Yoko Ono

The MCA announces War Is Over! (if you want it): Yoko Ono, part of the 2013-14 Sydney International Art Series.

Fourteenth edition of MCA ARTBAR curated by Maria Fernanda Cardoso

The MCA announces artist Maria Fernanda Cardoso as guest curator of the next MCA ARTBAR driven by Audi on Friday 26 July 2013.

Primavera 2013: Young Australian Artists

The MCA announces Primavera 2013: Young Australian Artists

Embedded: Craig Walsh

The MCA announces Embedded:Craig Walsh.

Thirteenth edition of MCA ARTBAR curated by Tully Arnot

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) announces artist Tully Arnot as guest curator of the next MCA ARTBAR driven by Audi on Friday 28 June 2013.

string theory: Focus on contemporary Australian art

The MCA announces string theory: Focus on contemporary Australian art.

New MCA Foyer commission

The MCA announces the 2013 MCA Foyer commission by artist Guan Wei.

Twelfth edition of MCA ARTBAR curated by Keg de Souza

The MCA announces the twelfth edition of MCA ARTBAR curated by Keg de Souza.

MCA Chairman reappointed for further three-year term

The MCA is delighted to announce that MCA Chairman Simon Mordant AM has been reappointed for a further three-year term.

Eleventh edition of MCA ARTBAR curated by all seven Workout artists

The MCA announces MCA ARTBAR curated by the seven Workout artists

MCA announces new Assistant Director, Curatorial and Digital

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) announces the appointment of Blair French to the position of Assistant Director, Curatorial & Digital.

Workout

The MCA announces Workout: 7 days of experimental performance.

Wangechi Mutu

The MCA announces Wangechi Mutu

Tenth edition of MCA ARTBAR curated by Michaela Gleave

The MCA announces the tenth edition of MCA ARTBAR curated by Michaela Gleave.

One million MCA visitors in less than a year

Record-breaking figure only eleven months since the reopening.

MCA unveils first work purchased through new MCA Foundation

The MCA announces the new MCA Foundation.

JEFF WALL Photographs

The MCA announces JEFF WALL Photographs.

Ninth Edition of MCA ARTBAR curated by Emma Price

The MCA announces the ninth edition of MCA ARTBAR curated by Emma Price.

MCA ARTBAR wins Best Arts Event at 2012 SMAC Awards

MCA ARTBAR driven by Audi wins the Best Arts Event category at the 2012 SMAC Awards.

Eighth edition of MCA ARTBAR curated by Brook Andrew

The MCA announces the eighth edition of MCA ARTBAR curated by Brook Andrew.

South of no North

8 March – 5 May 2013 | Level 1 South Gallery

Seventh edition of MCA ARTBAR curated by Jon Campbell

The MCA announces the seventh MCA ARTBAR curated by Jon Campbell.

2013 Exhibition Program

The MCA announces the 2013 Exhibition Program.

Yoko Ono announcement

The MCA and Destination NSW on behalf of the NSW Government announce a survey of works by legendary artist, musician and activist Yoko Ono as part of the 2013–14 Sydney International Art Series.

Within Walking Distance by Garry Trinh

The MCA announces C3West project Within Walking Distance by artist Garry Trinh, a collaboration with the Western Sydney Trust.

TABOO

19 December 2012 – 24 February 2013 | Level 1 South Gallery

The MCA turns 21

The MCA celebrates its 21st birthday on 11 November 2012.

C3West project Ultimate Vision - Monuments to Us by artist Lara Thoms launches in Hurstville

The MCA announces the latest C3West project 'Ultimate Vision – Monuments to Us’ by artist Lara Thoms in Hurstville.

Sixth edition of MCA ARTBAR curated by Nell

The MCA announces guest curator Nell for the sixth edition of ARTBAR.

MCA School Holidays Program

MCA Spring 2012 School Holidays listing

The MCA keeps its lights on later, announces new partnership with GE

The MCA announces General Electric (GE) as Program Partner for its extended opening hours.

Fifth edition of MCA ARTBAR curated by Daniel Boyd

The MCA announces guest curator Daniel Boyd for the fifth edition of ARTBAR.

Fourth edition of MCA ARTBAR curated by Shaun Gladwell

The MCA announces guest curator Shaun Gladwell for the fourth edition of ARTBAR.

Primavera 2012

4 October – 2 December 2012 | Level 1 South Gallery

Anish Kapoor

The MCA announces Anish Kapoor, part of the Sydney International Art Series supported by the NSW Government throught Destination NSW

Third edition of MCA ARTBAR curated by Jess Olivieri

MCA announces Jess Olivieri as guest curator for the third edition of MCA ARTBAR

The Qantas MCA Lounge opens

The MCA unveils the Qantas MCA Lounge.

Claire Healy & Sean Cordeiro

4 October – 2 December 2012 | Level 1 North Gallery and MCA front lawn

Ken Whisson: As If

Heide Museum of Modern Art
17 March – 15 July 2012

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
28 September – 25 November 2012 | Level 3 Galleries

Second edition of MCA ARTBAR curated by Eddie Sharp

The MCA announces artist Eddie Sharp as guest curator of the next MCA ARTBAR driven by Audi held on Friday 29 June 2012.

Record-breaking opening season for the MCA

The new MCA’s opening season wraps up with attendance figures in excess of a quarter of a million visitors.

Rio Tinto sponsors inaugural MCA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Program

The MCA announces Rio Tinto as the inaugural Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) Program Partner.

18th Biennale of Sydney: all our relations at the MCA

As one of the four major venues hosting the 18th Biennale of Sydney: all our relations, the MCA is exhibiting 26 international artists and 48 works in a show subtitled Possible Composition.

The MCA launches ARTBAR

The MCA announces MCA ARTBAR driven by Audi.

The MCA and Vivid Ideas collaborate in the name of creativity

Vivid Sydney is back, and to mark the occasion, the MCA has put together a series of talks focusing on creativity and the arts industries.

New MCA reaches 100,000 visitors

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia reaches 100,000 visitors just three weeks after its reopening.

MCA announces new partners

The MCA announces Exhibition Partners LG and Westpac Institutional Bank as well as New Program Partners Audi, Qantas, Rio Tinto and Veolia Environnement.

Technology upgrade for new MCA

MCA announces its significant technology upgrade and acknowledges its Online Partner, Telstra, and Technology Innovation Partners, Aruba Networks, Dell, Extreme Networks, Geutebrück, LG, Nexus, Pacom and Polycom.

New MCA gets a digital make over

MCA announces new website and two new smartphone apps, MCA InSight and the augmented reality app MCA OnSite.

MCA 2012 Reopening featuring Marking Time, Christian Marclay: The Clock and Volume One: MCA Collection

The MCA reopens on Thursday 29 March 2012 as a bold, new and significantly expanded Museum of Contemporary Art Australia.

Opening exhibitions Marking Time and Christian Marclay: The Clock run alongside Local Positioning Systems curated by Performance Space from 29 March to 3 June 2012.

Volume One: MCA Collection is the first hang of the MCA Collection in the Museum’s new Level 2 Collection Galleries and Level 1 South Gallery.

Local Positioning Systems

The MCA announces Local Positioning Systems curated by Performance Space.

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Recorders

MCA announces Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Recorders, part of the Sydney International Art Series, supported by NSW Government through Destination NSW.

Primavera 2011

MCA announces Primavera 2011

Tell Me Tell Me: Australian and Korean Art 1976–2011

MCA announces Tell Me Tell Me: Australian and Korean Art 1976–2011.

Michael Stevenson

MCA announces Michael Stevenson exhibition.

THE BEGIN-AGAIN: A Contemporary Art Tour

MCA announces THE BEGIN-AGAIN: A Contemporary Art Tour.

Bardayal ‘Lofty’ Nadjamerrek AO

MCA announces Bardayal ‘Lofty’ Nadjamerrek AO exhibition.

Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer's Life 1990-2005

MCA announces Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer’s Life 1990-2005.

MCA Collection: New Acquisitions in Context

MCA announces MCA Collection: New Acquisitions in Context.

Runa Islam

MCA announces Runa Islam.

In the Balance: Art for a Changing World

MCA announces In the Balance: Art for a Changing World.

Primavera 2010

MCA announces Primavera 2010.

Sylvie Blocher: What is Missing?

MCA announces Sylvie Blocher: What is Missing?.

Take your time: Olafur Eliasson

MCA announces Take your time: Olafur Eliasson.

Primavera 2009

MCA announces Primavera 2009.

Ricky Maynard: Portrait of a Distant Land

MCA announces Ricky Maynard: Portrait of a Distant Land.

Yayoi Kusama: Mirrored Years

MCA announces Yayoi Kusama: Mirrored Years.

Primavera 2008

MCA announces Primavera 2008.

Fiona Hall: Force Field

MCA announces Fiona Hall: Force Field.

Primavera 2007

MCA announces Primavera 2007.

Julie Rrap: Body Double

MCA announces Julie Rrap: Body Double.

Primavera 2006

MCA announces Primavera 2006

Volte Face: Mike Parr Prints and Pre-Prints 1970-2005

MCA announces Volte Face: Mike Parr Prints and Pre-Prints 1970-2005.

Sam Taylor-Wood

MCA announces _Sam Taylor-Wood_exhibition.

Kienholz

MCA announces Kienholz exhibition.

Primavera 2005

MCA announces Primavera 2005.

Mona Hatoum: Over My Dead Body

MCA announces Mona Hatoum: Over My Dead Body.

Bridget Riley

MCA announces Bridget Riley exhibition.

William Kentridge

MCA announces William Kentridge exhibition.

Primavera 2004

MCA announces Primavera 2004.

Ed Ruscha

MCA announces Ed Ruscha exhibition.

Tracey Moffatt

MCA announces Tracey Moffatt exhibition.

Primavera 2003

MCA announces Primavera 2003.