– Highlights

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Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Dec

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Exhibition

The National 2017

30 Mar - 18 Jun

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Exhibition

Kader Attia

12 Apr - 30 Jul

– Learning Events

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Tour

Art Baby

04 May, 10.30am, MCA

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Event

WORKSHOP FOR PRIMARY TEACHERS

12 May, 9.00am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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Event

MCA Zine Fair 2017

21 May, 10.30am, MCA

– News from inside the MCA

Young Art Lovers' Book List

To celebrate World Book Day (Sunday 23 April) the MCA Store and MCA Learning crew have teamed up to put together a selection of fun, inspiring and engaging titles sure to spark the imaginations of budding artists and creative thinkers. more

From the archives: Curious catalogue

Never judge a book by its cover? In this issue of our monthly archive series, MCA Archives and Records Management Coordinator, Stephanie, leafs through some unusual pages more

Girl On Film: Erin Coates

The National 2017: New Australian Art artist Erin Coates gets in the driving seat for our April film experience 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. View Comments

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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