– Highlights

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MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Dec

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Exhibition

The National 2017

30 Mar - 18 Jun

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Exhibition

Kader Attia

12 Apr - 30 Jul

– Learning Events

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Workshop

Weaving Workshop

03 Jun, 10.30am, Level 2: Seminar Room

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Performance

Tribunal

03 Jun, 6.00pm, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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Event

HANDFED

04 Jun, 9.00am, Level 4: Sculpture Terrace

– News from inside the MCA

Farewell Linda Marrinon Artist Room

We bid a fond farewell to Linda Marrinon’s Artist Room more

Zines, zines, zines

'It can be what you want it to be’. Stallholders at the 2017 MCA Zine Fair say it how it is. more

Young Art Lovers' Book List

To celebrate World Book Day (Sunday 23 April) the MCA Store and MCA Learning crew have teamed up to put together a selection of fun, inspiring and engaging titles sure to spark the imaginations of budding artists and creative thinkers. more

– Spotlights from the collection online

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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 – 'Claire Healy & Sean Cordeiro' tours to Brisbane

Posted on April 11, 2013 in News.

Claire Healy & Sean Cordeiro curated by the MCA’s Anna Davis, was first shown at the MCA from 4 October to 2 December 2012 in the Museum’s Level 1 North Gallery. It is now touring.

MCA Touring Exhibitions & Projects Manager Karen Hall describes the Brisbane installation.

'On Tuesday morning after the Easter long weekend, artists Claire Healy, Sean Cordeiro and myself flew to Brisbane to install the MCA’s touring exhibition Claire Healy & Sean Cordeiro at the University of Queensland Art Museum. The UQ Art Museum team had set an ambitious schedule to install the entire show in four days with the official opening set for the evening of Friday 5 April.

The Museum is located on University’s beautiful campus at St Lucia and we had a great welcome from the team who had just installed a large vinyl cut out of the artists’ work Deceased Estate on their sliding entry doors. We were also impressed with their specially made T-shirts which were printed with a fantastic artist’s drawing of the outdoor work Stasis which was commissioned by the MCA for the show in Sydney. Unfortunately we were not able to show Stasis in Brisbane so it was a nice touch to see the T-shirts and a new photograph of the work by Sean Cordeiro which had been added to the exhibition.

The UQ team headed up by Gordon Craig had made a good start on a major installation, White elephant stall (2008), which is part of the University’s impressive art collection. The work is made from 700 steel ninja stars inserted (not thrown!) into the wall. Dangerously sharp and time consuming to install I was rather glad they were happy to keep going with this delicate task while the artists immediately got to work on Future Remnant, a replica of a hulking dinosaur skeleton precariously positioned over stacked Ikea furniture and bound with red cable ties. Four days and twenty two amazing artworks later the show was ready to be opened by Liz Ann Macgregor on the Friday night.

It was a great week of intense artwork installation, sunny Rivercat trips up and down the Brisbane River and hard work by all involved. A huge thank you to the artists Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro, the UQ Art Museum team of Campbell Gray, Michelle Helmrich, Gordon Craig, Brent Wilson, Steven, Liam, Gabriella, Kath and conservator Kate from the University’s Anthropology Department who had some great tips on looking after replica dinosaur bones!’

Karen Hall

For more on the MCA’s touring exhibitions, visit the webpage

Posted by Kelly Stone