– 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 Aug

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Exhibition

Primavera at 25: MCA Collection

19 Dec - 19 Mar

– Learning Events

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Workshop

Understanding Mindfulness Workshop

25 Feb, 12.30pm, Level 2: Seminar Room

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Pop-Up Bar

Sakura Sundays

26 Feb, 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

– News from inside the MCA

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

Louise Zhang's horror infused ARTBAR

Navigating the space between attractive and repulsive, Chinese-Australian artist Louise Zhang kicks off the ARTBAR year in suitable style with a night entitled ‘New Year’s Rot’. 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 – Creating Creativity in the Digital Space

Posted on June 5, 2012 by Melinda Garcia in Creative Learning. View Comments

Last week I was honoured to speak on a panel at Creative Sydney’s VIVID Ideas session called “Bridging The Digital Divide”. Following an inspiring keynote from Marita Cheng, 2012 Young Australian of the Year and founder of Robogals, I joined Marita, Jo Pretyman from i-Manifest and Greg Whitby, Executive Director of Schools in the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta to talk creativity, digital and the age of ideas. How are we using digital to bridge gender, geographic and socio-economic divides?

The good news is, we’re doing alot.

From Robogals making engineering and science fun for young girls to i-Manifest showing disadvantaged teenagers the possbilities of careers in creative industries and of course our work at the National Centre for Creative Learning, it’s all about access for our future generations. We also talked about creative thinking as a hot commodity in today’s workplace and how one can optimise conditions for creativity in general.

At the National Centre for Creative Learning we’ve been doing alot of thinking, and talking about, how we engage in the digital space. Our Digital Excursions program is one innovation we’re putting alot of our energies into. Using Video Conferencing (think of it as high definition Skype) we connect with remote and regional schools and bring them into the Museum and Creative Studios. By giving them access to content and Museum professionals which regular visitors to the Museum would never see, we actually priviledge this audience. We also make them dance around the room. You don’t get to do THAT in the Museum much either.

This event will be screened on ABC Big Ideas soon! In the meantime, you can catch a podcast of the session here on 2SER.

You can also catch my short, fun, stint on FBi Radio where I declare that “art should rule the world” and that the human race instinctively recognises good digital ideas and products by hitting the “giant Like button in the sky”.

Want to join in on the conversation? Find me on Twitter here.
Viva ideas!

Melinda Garcia speaking at Vivid Ideas

Me, speaking at Vivid Ideas with a rather impressive panel!

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Melinda Garcia

Melinda Garcia is Digital Learning Coordinator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. She has a Master of Arts in e-Learning from the University of Technology, Sydney and a keen interest in the possibilities offered by new technologies to make the visitor/learner experience richer. Melinda works across the Learning Team to design experiences for a range of audiences in the Digital and Multimedia Studios in the National Centre for Creative Learning. Within the Digital Media team she produces content for MCA digital platforms including the website, Online Collection, mobile app and social media, and oversees the MCA’s Digital Excursions program which connects the Museum via video conferencing to remote audiences. Melinda has also worked with the Biennale of Sydney, the Art Gallery of NSW and the Museum of Modern Art New York.

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