– Highlights

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Special Event

ARTBAR July 2016

Today, 7.00pm, MCA

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Mca Collection

MCA Collection

29 Mar - 31 Jul

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Exhibition

Telling Tales

02 Jun - 09 Oct

– Learning Events

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Special Event

ARTBAR July 2016

Today, 7.00pm, MCA

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Workshop

Art Safari

09 Aug, 10.30am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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Conference

THE FOREVER NOW

01 Sep, 6.00pm, MCA

– News from inside the MCA

Dear Giselle

New Romance artist Giselle Stanborough answers your questions about the modern dating world. more

What we've been reading: June

In the spirit of our current exhibition, Telling Tales, MCA Staffers share what they’ve been reading over the past month. more

Where do artists get their ideas from?

Artist Educators Stephanie & Athena are interviewed by kids about their art practice more

– Spotlights from the collection online

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Volume One: MCA Collection

Works from the MCA Collection

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Collection Artist Interviews

Watch our latest interviews in the MCA Video Portal

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Joint acquisitions by MCA and Tate

The Program promotes Australian art globally, helping Australian artists reach new audiences.

Series

NAIDOC Week 4 - 9 July 2016

– Where

Songlines: The Living Narrative of our nation

Visit the MCA during National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week and experience a range of free public programs.

This year’s theme Songlines: The living narrative of our nation will provide opportunities for both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal audiences to celebrate the culture, heritage and achievements of what makes Australia unique.



More on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Programs

Schedule

4 – 8 July: Lunch Time Screenings
Celebrate NAIDOC Week with lunchtime screenings by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander film makers. Laugh, cry, be amazed and enlightened with a broad selection of films accessible to families and audiences of all ages.

Mon 4 July, 12.30pm : Songline Series: Footprints & Bulunu Mikarri
Tues 5 July, 12.30pm : Star Stories of the Dreaming
Wed 6 July, 12.30pm : Songline Series: Naji & Wurray
Thurs 7 July, 12.30pm : Buckskin
Fri 8 July, 12.30pm : Spear

4 – 8 July: Spotlight talks
Hear one of the MCA’s knowledgeable and passionate staff talk about an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artwork that inspires them in a short 5–10 minute session

Mon 4 July, 2.30pm: Stephanie Ferrara, Archives & Records Management
Tues 5 July, 2.30pm: Aileen Robalino, ARTBAR Coordinator
Wed 6 July, 2.30pm: Kelly McDonald, Assistant Curator
Thurs 7 July, 2.30pm: Pip Hall, Assistant, Audience Engagement
Fri 8 July, 2.30pm: Cara McLeod, Student & Teacher Engagement Manager

7 July: Panel Discussion
Hear from an impressive panel of guest speakers as they highlight the important living history of songlines and recognise the achievements of Aboriginal trailblazers.

9 July: In Conversation: Telling stories through ceremony and Art
Hear from three respected contemporary artists from Warmun, Western Australia – Mabel Juli, Shirley Purdie and Phyllis Thomas in conversation with artist and Gallery Coordinator of the Warmun Art Centre, Nicole Foreshew and MCA curator Rachel Kent– as they discuss their work in Telling Tales: Excursions in Narrative Form and the importance of ceremony.