– 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


ARTBAR January 2018

19 Jan, 7.00pm, Throughout the MCA


Contemporary Kids School Holiday Program

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


Art Baby

06 Feb, 12.30pm, 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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MCA Collection

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Collection Artist Interviews

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Joint acquisitions by MCA and Tate

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

Blog – Most Memorable: Young Ambassador art adventures

Posted on Sept. 12, 2016 by Ciara Timlin in Interviews.
We asked a few MCA Young Ambassadors what their most memorable event has been since joining the program. Here’s what they had to say:
Stephen Quedi, MCA Young Ambassador since 2015

My favourite event in the past year has been ‘The Art Fair Crawl’. It was an incredibly comprehensive exposure to art – from meeting emerging artists in and around Australia, to walking through exhibitions by renowned galleries the world over in Sydney Contemporary at Carriageworks. The experience became especially memorable when, as a surprise, we were chauffeured in between the two events in Maserati demos. The MCA Young Ambassador program always delivers unique and memorable, exclusive yet inclusive events that will satisfy anyone with a keen interest in modern and contemporary art.’

Stephen at studio with Emily

Zoe Paulsen, MCA Young Ambassador since 2011

One of my fondest memories was when a group of us went to Tasmania to visit MONA. It was a weekend that had it all – incredible art, amazing food and drink and wonderful company. For some of us it was our first time to Tasmania which made is even more special. The weekend centred around a trip to MONA, where we spent all of Saturday wandering around the gallery, we ended with a wine and cheese tasting before heading back to a fantastic dinner with artists and curators. We had some free time to explore the city on the Sunday before heading home. It was a perfect weekend away spent with people who share an interest and passion for contemporary art – which made it so much more rewarding. This weekend still resonates all these years later.

MCA YA event

Jordan Reed, MCA Young Ambassador since 2011

My most memorable Young Ambassador event has been the first MCA Social in 2012, where I was asked to call the live Auction on the night. The opportunity allowed me to develop my auctioneer skills, surrounded by my friends and peers in the spectacular location of the MCA terrace. This fun and memorable experience set a really great vibe and tone for me to enjoy the great party that is the MCA Social!

Silent Auction at MCA Social

Rhianna Walcott, MCA Young Ambassador since 2011

The most memorable Young Ambassador event I have attended was the very first event I went to! The Young Ambassadors were invited to a high tea and a private viewing of Tracey Emin’s work at Amanda Love’s house. As a contemporary art nerd, meeting Tracey Emin in person, and hearing her talk about her art practice was a pretty incredible experience! At the time I remember thinking that it was going to be hard for the MCA Young Ambassador program to beat that first event, but somehow they have always managed to – with some of my other favourite events including the time that we visited Gene and Brian Sherman’s private collection and the walking tour of Sydney’s public art gems with Barbara Flynn.

Tracey Emin

Lindsay Clement-Meehan, MCA Young Ambassador since 2016

My favourite of the Young Ambassadors events that I have attended was probably the behind the scenes night for New Romance: art and the posthuman and listening to Curator, Anna Davis take us through the exhibition. Though I had seen it before it was wonderful to hear her perspective in such an intimate setting. That same night we heard from Hayden Fowler and Wade Marynowsky, and for someone who is quite new to the art world it is such an amazing opportunity to learn directly from the artists about their practice.

Lindsay and Wade Maeynowsky

There is still time to get involved and join the party for MCA Social 2016 on 24 September. All funds raised are in support of Primavera, the MCA’s annual exhibition for Australian artists aged 35 and under. Tickets to MCA Social are available here.
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About MCA Young Ambassadors

MCA Young Ambassadors is a supporter program which is exclusively available to those aged 18 to 40, and is supported by Ray White. Young Ambassadors enjoy a dynamic program of behind-the-scenes art-based events at the MCA and other venues across Australia, while supporting the Museum’s work philanthropically.

For more information about the program or how to join see here.
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Ciara Timlin
– Supporter Engagement Manager

Originally from Ireland, Ciara has been the Supporter Engagement Manager at the MCA for one year and previously the Visitor Experience Manager. She caught the visual arts bug early, with an undergraduate education in Fine Art specialising in sculpture followed by a degree in production design and later a Masters in cultural policy and arts management. This has led to a fulfilling career in the arts over more than ten years. Before Ciara came to MCA she held positions in the Irish Arts Council, The Fire Station Artists’ Studios, Dublin, and the Royal Hibernian Academy Gallery, Dublin.

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