– Highlights

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Exhibition

Tatsuo Miyajima

03 Nov - 05 Mar

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Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Dec

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Exhibition

Primavera at 25: MCA Collection

19 Dec - 19 Mar

– Learning Events

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Pop-Up Bar

Sakura Sundays

05 Mar, 3.00pm, Ground Floor: Outdoor Terrace

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Workshop

Contemporary Art Studio

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

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Conference

Educators conference: 6-7 April

06 Apr, 6.00pm, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

– News from inside the MCA

From the archives: February

Looking forward and looking back in our new monthly series exploring MCA archives, penned by our very own Archives and Records Management Coordinator, Stephanie Ferrara. more

Ode to typography: Interview with Will Lynes

Signwriter Will Lynes used traditional signwriting techniques to free-hand paint the text ‘Everything Else’ on this 17-metre long wall painting. Will muses on the emotive quality of typography and how he works. more

5 tips for applying for the MCA Zine Fair

Want to show your zine-work at the 2017 MCA Zine Fair? Here we share our tips for applying 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.

Blog – MCA Official Opening on 28 March 2012

Posted on March 30, 2012 in News.

THE MCA OFFICIALLY REOPENS

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia officially reopened on Wednesday 28 March 2012 at 12 noon in the presence of the Premier of New South Wales, The Hon. Barry O’Farrell and the Federal Minister for Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government and Minister for the Arts, the Hon. Simon Crean MP.

Also attending the celebrations were the New South Wales Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Hospitality and Racing, and Minister for the Arts, the Hon. George Souris MP and the Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore. The event took place in the new MCA Foyer, on Circular Quay Side.
Proceedings began with a Welcome To Country by Michael West and a traditional Aboriginal dance by the Doonooch Dancers on the MCA Square.

The opening follows the completion of a major $53 million redevelopment designed by local architect Sam Marshall in association with the former Government architect Peter Mould. Construction began in August 2010 and saw the Museum close to the public in June 2011.

The project was supported by all three levels of Government – the Federal State, the NSW State and the City of Sydney – as well as by philanthropists Simon and Catriona Mordant, and other private and corporate donors.

MCA Director, Elizabeth Ann Macgregor, says: ‘I am thrilled to see this transformational project come to completion. The new MCA truly is a world-class institution with brand new Collection Galleries showcasing the very best in contemporary Australian art. I am immensely proud of the National Centre for Creative Learning (NCCL) and its outstanding programs for schools, children and families. The NCCL’s state-of-the-art infrastructure and stunning facilities are sure to be an inspiration for generations to come, with cutting-edge technology innovations and digital excursions to rival the world’s best.’

The Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore, says: ‘The MCA has frequently been voted Sydney’s favourite institution and with the redevelopment, it opens up so many incredible opportunities for Sydney to promote its vibrant culture on an international level. Its contribution to the city in this regard is invaluable.’

Posted by Kelly Stone

The Official Opening of the MCA