– Highlights


Pipilotti Rist: Sip my Ocean

01 Nov - 18 Feb


Jon Campbell: MCA Collection

04 Dec - 25 Feb


Word: MCA Collection

04 Dec - 18 Feb

– Learning Events


Contemporary Kids School Holiday Program

23 Jan, 10.30am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning


Pipilotti Rist: Sip my Ocean [Unplugged]

23 Jan, 6.00pm, Level 3: Galleries


Spoken Word Series

03 Feb, 1.00am, Throughout the 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

– Spotlights from the collection online

MCA Collection

Works from the MCA Collection

Collection Artist Interviews

Watch our latest interviews in the MCA Video Portal

Joint acquisitions by MCA and Tate

The Program promotes Australian art globally, helping Australian artists reach new audiences.

Blog – MCA Host stories: Floura Khosh Kish

Posted on March 15, 2016 by Floura Khosh Kish in Behind the scenes.

My name is Floura and I started volunteering as a guardian in art galleries around 6-7 years ago. I first began volunteering at S. H. Ervin, where I loved learning about art and meeting new artists each and everyday.

I then applied for the Sydney Biennale in 2012 and my love for art continued. Working at the Biennale I met Frances Robinson (Volunteer Co-ordinater) and Travis Rice (Venue Manager) who were always encouraging me. I was able to learn more and more about different types of art, meet many new artists and be surrounded by great team members and interesting visitors from many different cultures.

The Biennale brought me to the MCA, as some of the artworks were being presented there. Of course, I had a great time again with such friendly hosts, NCCL staff and the rest.

Later, at the 2014 Biennale, I met the lovely Taryn (who was a FOH Team Leader) and she encouraged me to send in my resume and ask to do some volunteer work for the MCA. Then Jodie, who was also working in the NCCL, suggested that I could help with the Contemporary Kids program.

I also met Susie Rugg and started volunteering at Art Play, I met Amanda Palmer and got involved with the Bella Program, and met Susannah Thorne and Georgia Close – all lovely people who were so encouraging and kind and helpful.

I feel so lucky to be on this journey and to have met so many amazing people.

I am now a casual Host at the MCA and also still volunteer for the Bella Program and Art Play. I am so proud and so happy to work in such a lovely environment with such lovely staff, Hosts and all other people involved with the MCA.

I will do as much as I can to continue to make the MCA a better place. As a team member, I will warmly welcome the visitors who come from all around the world, and share the artists and art with them.

It feels like a dream come true for me – proving that no matter how old you are, what culture you are from, you can still be useful! That’s what I love about the MCA. Australia – what a country, and MCA – what a place.

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I will warmly welcome the visitors who come from all around the world, and share the artists and art with them.

Floura Khosh Kish
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Floura Khosh Kish

Floura began volunteering in galleries approximately 7 years ago, beginning at S.H. Ervin gallery in Sydney. She came to the MCA in 2012 as a Biennale volunteer, meeting MCA artist educators and eventually joining the MCA team. Floura brings her passion for art and warmth to every visitor to the MCA.

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