– Highlights

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Screening

Art + Film

Today, 2.00pm, Level 2: Veolia Lecture Theatre

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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

– Learning Events

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Screening

Art + Film

Today, 2.00pm, Level 2: Veolia Lecture Theatre

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Special Event

ARTBAR March 2017

31 Mar, 7.00pm, MCA

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Conference

Educators conference: 6-7 April

06 Apr, 6.00pm, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

– News from inside the MCA

Art Escapades

Artist Educator Nicole Barakat talks about our new Art Escapades program for 3-5 year olds. more

Support Australian Design this International Women's Day

To celebrate International Women’s Day we’re shining the spotlight on a selection of talented independent, Australia women artists and designers currently stocked at MCA Store more

From the archives: February

Looking forward, looking back. This new monthly series explores MCA archives, penned by our very own Archives and Records Management Coordinator, Stephanie Ferrara. 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 – Support Australian Design this International Women's Day

Posted on March 3, 2017 by Bridie Connell in Events. View Comments

March 8 2017 is International Women’s Day and to celebrate we’re shining a spotlight a selection of talented independent, Australia women artists and designers currently stocked at MCA Store.

Milly Dent

Sydney based ceramic artist Milly Dent is fast making a name for herself as a young designer to watch. Currently preparing for an artist residency in Arita, the porcelain capital of Japan, her current range of exclusive, handmade porcelain tableware includes petite espresso cups, statement salad bowls and plates which happily double as decorative wall hangings. Inspired by the natural environment and the physical process of making, her designs reflect a considered balance of form and functionality, gloss and matte finishes, and are instantly recognisable for her distinctive use of geometric patterns and swirling blue marble glazes.

Shabana Jacobson

With a background in fine art, Melbourne-based jeweller Shabana Jacobson has been honing her skills and making beautiful one-off pieces of jewellery for the past ten years. Working mainly with 925 silver and gold, her designs are elegantly handcrafted, unique, contemporary, often quirky but ultimately very wearable. Her latest collection, which drops in store at the end of March, draws inspiration from the everyday, often unnoticed details, patterns and geometry found in natural and built environments and features an assortment of slimline, stepped and interconnecting rings, geometric drop and stud earrings and pendants on fine chains, in a range of matte and polished finishes.

Tjanpi Desert Weavers

A collective rather than an individual, Tjanpi Desert Weavers is a dynamic social enterprise of the Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Women’s Council enabling Aboriginal women artists living in the remote Central and Western deserts of Australia to earn their own income through contemporary fibre art. Through a continually experimental and collaborative practise, tjanpi (dry grass) is collected locally and bound with raffia, string, wool and sometimes feathers to create colourful woven sculptures of birds, lizards and animals and intricate coiled baskets of varying dimensions. You’ll find an ever evolving selection in store year round and can also view art by Tjanpi Desert Weavers in the current exhibition MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday.


Celebrate female artists this International Women’s Day with our special events on Wednesday 8 March.
Stop by the store during your visit to see these wonderful women designers and more, or shop in MCA Store online
MCA Store is on Instagram @mca_store_australia
two bowls with blue interiors on a white background, one bowl held in hand

Milly Dent in studio. Image by Amy Piddington.

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Bridie Connell

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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