– Highlights

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Exhibition

Primavera 2017

23 Aug - 19 Nov

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Exhibition

Hilarie Mais

23 Aug - 19 Nov

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Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Dec

– Learning Events

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Workshop

Art Safari

22 Sep, 1.00pm, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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Performance

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23 Sep, 2.00pm, Level 2: Veolia Lecture Theatre

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Event

Genext

24 Sep, 6.00pm, Throughout the MCA

– News from inside the MCA

Six Films that Changed My Life (for better or worse): Laura Hindmarsh

Primavera 2017 artist Laura Hindmarsh shares six films ahead of her specially curated edition of Art + Film on Saturday 16 September. more

The Many Guises of Jenny Watson

We’ll take you through some of Watson’s many alter egos that are currently housed in our Level 3 Galleries. more

Fresh picks for Father's Day

Discover the gifts that will help you spoil your dad this Father’s Day. more

– Spotlights from the collection online

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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.

The Loti and Victor Smorgon Collection of Contemporary Australian Art

Donated to the MCA in 1995 by private collectors Loti and Victor Smorgon, this Collection of 154 works is a remarkable representation of Australian art in the 1980s and 1990s. The Collection focuses on three generations of artists, many of whom have been working since the 1960s and who emerged during one of the most prolific periods in Australia’s art history, when artists had unprecedented representation in exhibitions and collections around the world. The first group comprises paintings from the 1980s by artists who exhibited in the landmark exhibition The Field in 1968. The second consists of a diverse group whose work was based in 1970s conceptual practice, and the third, a younger group of artists who emerged during the 1980s and 1990s.

Artists represented in the Smorgon Collection include Davida Allen, Howard Arkley, Peter Booth, Stephen Bush, Tony Clark, Juan Davila, Richard Dunn, Robert Hunter, Robert Jacks, Maria Kozic, Michael Johnson, Tim Johnson, Kerri Poliness, Vivienne Shark LeWitt, John Firth Smith, Imants Tillers, Dick Watkins, Jenny Watson and John Young.

Image: Juan Davila Sentimental history of Australian art 1982, Museum of Contemporary Art, gift of Loti Smorgon and Victor Smorgon, 1995, Image courtesy and © the artist