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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


2017 Lloyd Rees Lecture

22 Nov, 6.00pm, Level 2: Veolia Lecture Theatre


Art Safari

24 Nov, 1.00pm, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning


Artbar November 2017

24 Nov, 7.00pm, MCA

– News from inside the MCA

The Importance of Laughter

We sat down with laughter connoisseur Shari Coventry from Sydney Laughter to discover the truth about laughter and why we need it ahead of this month’s Laughter Sessions. more

Coming up in 2018…

Next year is one of the most exciting and diverse seasons yet. Find out what’s on. more

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

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Blog – MCA’s Georgia Close wins Marsh Award for Excellence in Gallery Education

Posted on Nov. 20, 2015 by MCA Team in Creative Learning.

Back in March of this year, the National Centre for Creative Learning celebrated three years of world-class creative learning. Today, more than 85,000 school students and teachers from 2,000 schools across NSW and Australia have now experienced an onsite, offsite or online experience of contemporary art.

A driving force behind this achievement is Georgia Close, MCA Manager, Student & Teacher Engagement, who has now gone on to become the first Australian to be awarded a Marsh Award for Excellence in Gallery Education, announced at the 2015 engage International Conference in Glasgow, Scotland. Launched in 2011 by the Marsh Christian Trust and engage, the support and advocacy association for gallery education, with members in the UK and worldwide, the annual Marsh Awards celebrate the achievements of those working in gallery or visual arts education.

Georgia has a passion and commitment to engaging young people and their teachers in meaningful, innovative learning experiences with contemporary art all with the help of talented Artist Educators who provide dynamic programs to encourage risk-taking, experimentation, and new ways of thinking.

As part of the award, Georgia Close will receive £500 to spend on her continued professional development, which she intends to use to further her leadership of creative learning programs for student and teacher audiences at the MCA.

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Georgia Close, MCA Manager, Student & Teacher Engagement

Image: Georgia Close, MCA Manager, Student & Teacher Engagement, in the MCA 2015 Bella Jackson Room Commission: David Capra, Teena’s Bathtime, 2015, photograph: Anna Kucera