– Highlights


Primavera 2017

23 Aug - 19 Nov


Hilarie Mais

23 Aug - 19 Nov

Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Aug

– Learning Events


Art Safari

27 Oct, 1.00pm, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

Special Event

ARTBAR October 2017

27 Oct, 7.00pm, MCA


Keynote lecture by Pipilotti Rist

05 Nov, 1.00pm, Level 6: Harbourside Room

– News from inside the MCA

Six Films that Changed My Life (for better or worse): Antenna's Rich Welch

To pave the way for the soon-to-come cinema binge at Antenna Film Festival,Co-Director Rich Welch shared a few of his life changing films. more

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

– Spotlights from the collection online

MCA Collection

Works from the MCA Collection

Collection Artist Interviews

Watch our latest interviews in the MCA Video Portal

Joint acquisitions by MCA and Tate

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

Biennale Of Sydney

20th Biennale of Sydney

– When

18 March-5 June 2016


– Admission

20th Biennale of Sydney has now finished.

The future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed

18 March– 5 June 2016

Reinterpret history through contemporary art as the MCA is transformed into The Embassy of Translation for the 20th Biennale of Sydney

The Asia Pacific’s largest contemporary visual arts festival returns to the MCA in 2016, showcasing innovative contemporary art from Australia and around the world. This year’s Biennale is structured around thematic ‘embassies’ – transient homes for particular constellations of thought – which will see The MCA transformed into the Embassy of Translation, bringing together a range of artistic practices that revisit historical positions and artefacts alongside contemporary concerns and working methods. While relying on a range of different strategies, each considers history as one material among others, restaging and reimagining it as part of the process.

Artists: Nina Beier, Céline Condorelli, Daniel Boyd, Noa Eshkol, Germaine Kruip, Adam Linder, Kazimir Malevich, Helen Marten, Shahryar Nashat, and Dayanita Singh. Additionally, Richard Bell’s Embassy occupies the MCA forecourt as one of the 20th Biennale’s ‘in-between’ projects.

The 20th Biennale of Sydney extends across seven ‘Embassies of Thought’ throughout Sydney, for more information visit 20bos.com


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