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26 Feb, 3.00pm, Ground Floor: Outdoor Terrace


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

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Blog – Why MCA SOCIAL is hot

Posted on June 6, 2013 in Events.

MCA Young Ambassador Kristina Foster

Who I am

My name is Kristina Foster and I am a TV Commercial Producer. I have been a Young Ambassador for 2 years. I’ve always had a crush on contemporary art. But with all the busy-ness, I lost touch. I’ve really enjoyed rekindling my interest in art through the Young Ambassador program of studio visits, curatorial tours and private collection viewings.

What I am most looking forward to on the night

It’s one thing to go to a museum and enjoy a new exhibition, but how much better if the exhibition is paired with unique 'sets’ from performance artists and musicians, and an open bar, right? This is why I’m such a big fan of the Young Ambassadors program and why I’m really looking forward to MCA SOCIAL.

I’ve been to some killer museum parties while I was living in New York and to me, I think this is Sydney’s equivalent but without the fancypants element. It’s all for art and art for all.

To explain my sans fancypants comment, check out this hilarious website called 'The Instant Art Critique Phrase Generator’: www.pixmaven.com/phrase_generator.html

Why I want to raise funds for Primavera, the MCA’s annual exhibition for artists aged 35 and under

'We think we understand the rules when we become adults but what we really experience is a narrowing of the imagination’ – David Lynch

Young artists open our imaginations. They exist outside the approval matrix. They are outcasts that push life’s borders.

Primavera has 'aided and abetted’ the careers of many important Australian artists including David Griggs, Nell, Agatha Gothe-Snape, Michael Zavros, Shaun Gladwell and The Kingpins.

I want to see what’s next.

How I interpret the Cocktail Glamour dress code? What I will be wearing?

Vintage ivory Carla Zampatti dress. Romance Was Born rose print bomber jacket. I will also be donning my new amazing Givenchy timber and PVC heels. They look architecturally divine but are wincingly uncomfortable so they will probably be seen flung on the side of the dance floor by about 10.00pm.

What I will be talking about

Wangechi Mutu’s work. It’s luxurious, messy, beautiful and unsettling all at the same time.

Last year’s Primavera, and my favourite, Kate Mitchell’s arty nuttiness in My Life in Nuts, in which she represented every day of her life with a mound of 11,109 unshelled peanuts.

And probably a more in depth discussion with my single friends as to whether the cute guy in the bow tie, bidding in the silent auction for the private yacht trip, is straight or not.

Who I will be mingling with

Last year the rooftop was filled with diverse, cerebral people from all professions, from all walks of life. I love the fact that people involved with the Young Ambassador events enjoy talking to one another about their backgrounds, their interests, their experiences in and out of art. I have met so many new people who have given me a broader view of Sydney, particularly the art scene.

What the venue is like

Wallpaper view. Too good to be true.

What live performances I expect to see

This year, Melbourne’s word-of-mouth-band, synth-pop duo Client Liaison are on the line-up. I saw them at the Golden Plains festival with their wild – part Mad Max III, part Robert Downey Junior, Less Than Zero aesthetic and white-boy yacht-rock, dance electronica. Quite the thing.

I’m looking forward to experiencing some insane performance art. Last year, Liam Benson created a mesmerising set that had him needlepointing an Australian flag as his flowing wig was lifted in dramatic fan gusts like some kind of Mariah Carey music video.

What I most enjoyed about last year’s event

At last year’s Young Ambassadors party the MCA felt different. I love the fact that the MCA is a quiet, peaceful temple for the contemplation of contemporary art, but that night it transformed into a loud, young, decently drunk art house.

The colour I would choose to sum up MCA SOCIAL

White like a blank canvas in waiting.

The drink I would choose to sum up MCA SOCIAL

One of those puzzling, bespoke cocktails that you’re not really sure what’s gone into it but it tastes fresh and looks amazing.

The word I would use to sum up the Young Ambassador program


To find out more about MCA SOCIAL, visit the webpage or Facebook event

The Young Ambassador program is supported by Ray White

Posted by Kelly Stone

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