– Highlights

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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

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Exhibition

Word: MCA Collection

04 Dec - 18 Feb

– Learning Events

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Workshop

Laughter Sessions

16 Dec, 2.00pm, Level 3: Creative Studios in NCCL

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Event

ARTBAR January 2018

19 Jan, 7.00pm, Throughout the MCA

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Tour

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

– 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 – From the archives: February

Posted on Feb. 28, 2017 by Stephanie Ferrara in Behind the scenes.

Last year we began a project to sort and catalogue our archives. Treasures of all kinds have begun to be unearthed: once banished to cardboard oblivion, these records will be given new life in a monthly blog series called From the Archives.

Our journey into the past begins with a selection of invitations to exhibitions and events held at the MCA over the past 25 years.

Highlights include the opening invitation to Sporting Life (with complimentary Astroturf), the beautiful tarot card like invitation set to the Primavera Ball in 1995 and the striking photograph Camouflage #4 (Eiko) (A-R-MOUR) by Julie Rrap, used on a flier to advertise her 2007 exhibition at the MCA.

Uncovering these tickets to the past piqued our interest: What was it like to attend a party at the MCA in 1995? What is it like for an Australian artist to have a survey exhibition at the MCA? What happened to all the Astroturf?

Bold, colourful and slightly retro, these archival materials were begging for the spotlight.

A small selection is currently on display in the MCA Library, and more information about the MCA’s past exhibitions can be found on our website.

The MCA Library is open for all visitors to enjoy, and stocks in-depth research materials on Australian and international artists. For specific enquiries contact Librarian Margaret Gor on +61 2 9245 2453 or library@mca.com.au.

postcards and fliers in a glass cabinet

Invitations display, MCA Library

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Stephanie Ferrara

In her current role, Stephanie looks after the MCA’s collection of archival materials. Stephanie completed a Bachelor of Art Theory (Hons) at UNSW and Masters of Digital Information Management at UTS. A book worm at heart, Stephanie is also passionate about the importance of literacy and access to information.

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