– Highlights

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ARTBAR January 2018

Today, 7.00pm, Throughout the MCA

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Exhibition

Pipilotti Rist: Sip my Ocean

01 Nov - 18 Feb

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Exhibition

Jon Campbell: MCA Collection

04 Dec - 25 Feb

– Learning Events

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ARTBAR January 2018

Today, 7.00pm, Throughout the MCA

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Workshop

Contemporary Kids School Holiday Program

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

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Pipilotti Rist: Sip my Ocean [Unplugged]

23 Jan, 6.00pm, Level 3: Galleries

– 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

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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 – Vogue Fashion's Night Out

Posted on Aug. 25, 2016 by Bridie Connell
Vogue Fashion’s Night Out began in 2009 as a way to encourage people to shop and support the fashion community during tough economic times. As supporters of local artists and creators, this year, the Museum shop, MCA Store are joining in the affair. On the evening of Thursday September 1 you’re invited to step away from the Sydney CBD crowds for an evening of live music, free textiles workshops and the opportunity to meet and greet with a selection of our favourite Australian fashion and accessories designers in store.

Heading our line-up of local labels available on the evening is Studio Elke, directed by established Sydney jewellery designer Elke Kramer. Renowned for her innovative and signature use of resin and eclectic, architectural styles, Elke’s current range is inspired by the colours and textures of the Australian landscape and created using a bespoke palette of resin finishes incorporating unconventional materials like charcoal, crushed sea shells and concrete.

Similarly drawn to the Australian landscape is Christophe Hoppe, creative director of luxury watch brand Bausele. With a wealth of watchmaking knowledge and experience which he is happy to share, Hoppe’s contemporary designs combine the highest quality Swiss construction with a rugged aesthetic inspired by the elements. Each timepiece – literally – holds a unique piece of Australia in the signature crown, from red earth from the outback to grains of sand from the coastline.

Sharing Bausele’s passion for quality design and detailing is the Sydney based team behind Toffee, whose stylish range of canvas and leather bags, laptop and iPhone sleeves have fast gained a loyal following. They’ll be chatting about forthcoming collections and their current Artist Series of limited-edition leather sleeves featuring exclusive lining designed by popular artist Beastman.

Two designers producing stylish items as the result of artist collaborations are Colab and Skarfe. Colab have worked with the likes of Anthony Lister, Reko Rennie and Elke Kramer to create quirky sunglasses, while Skarfe have most recently teamed up with MCA Collection artist Jess Johnson to dream up a series of sumptuous silk scarves good enough to frame.

Rounding off our designer guest list is Amanda Testa, with her debut collection of appliquéd clutch bags. Drawing on her love of textile design and the imagery of 70s Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Orientalism, psychedelia, and stained glass, each bag is locally handmade in strictly limited numbers, using a considered mix of fabrics, layers and embroidery – the perfect combination of luxury and creativity that we are proud to support at MCA Store.

Take part in Vogue Fashion’s Night Out event at the MCA Store on Thursday September 1 from 5.30pm ‘til 9pm during Museum late opening hours. You can also enjoy a free textile workshop and live music as part of our ongoing Lights On Later program.
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Bridie manages inventory and online operations for MCA Store. A self-confessed book nerd, her personal library is full of fashion photography, feminist theory and trashy celebrity biographies. A practising visual and performing artist she is interested in representations of women in art and popular culture and is a passionate supporter of emerging local artists and designers.

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