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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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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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NEXT UP….. Genext: Primavera & the 10th Anniversary Party

The mother of all Genext events!

6-9pm 6 Dec 2015

Genext is an award-winning program offering Sydney teenagers the chance to explore and create with established artists and like-minded young people, after-hours at the MCA.

Genext returns in December for the biggest and boldest Genext yet!
Program includes:

  • Participatory experiences and performances developed by Artists
  • Exclusive after-hours access to MCA exhibition Primavera
  • Two stages for live music
  • An array of brilliant hands-on workshops and art-making activities curated and coordinated by the MCA Youth Committee

*PLUS snacks, drinks and prizes.

RSVP ESSENTIAL – please bring electronic or physical copy of RSVP ticket with you on the night

Genext is supervised by the MCA Audiences team and is strictly drug, cigarette and alcohol free.

Happy Birthday to us! With the support of The Balnaves Foundation, Genext has been offering exclusive MCA experiences to young people since 2005.


If you’re a young musician or performer aged 12–18, email links to your demos to for your opportunity to play to crowds at Genext.


The MCA is pleased to offer eligible organisations financial assistance towards the cost of transporting a group of young people to Genext events. Contact for information.

For information regarding events prior to 2015, please contact the Young Creatives coordinator at

For information regarding events prior to 2012, please contact the program coordinator at

Performers at genext

generationext 2 June 2013
with art by Jeff Wall and Wangechi Mutu

generationext 14 April 2013
with South of no North: Laurence Aberhart, William Eggleston, Noel McKenna

generationext 17 February 2013
with the work of Anish Kapoor

generationext 16 December 2012
with Volume One: MCA Collection

generationext 18 November 2012
with Primavera and the work of Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro

generationext 12 August 2012
with the 18th Biennale of Sydney: all our relations

generationext 24 June 2012
with Transmission at Campbelltown Arts Centre

generationext 3 June 2012
with Marking Time and Volume One: MCA Collection

generationext 22 April 2012
Celebrating the re-opening of the MCA!

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