– Highlights

Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Dec


Jenny Watson

05 Jul - 02 Oct


Hilarie Mais

23 Aug - 19 Nov

– Learning Events


Engaging Students with disability

18 Aug, 9.00am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning


Art Safari

25 Aug, 10.30am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

Special Event

ARTBAR August 2017

25 Aug, 7.00pm, MCA

– News from inside the MCA

Claudia Nicholson's ARTBAR of love and devotion

July’s ARTBAR will see the MCA turned into an elaborate quinceañera by this month’s curator, Claudia Nicholson. more

#ConversationStarters: Have you ever made a decision based on fear?

We held a new program of art and ideas, Conversation Starters, in June to promote an open conversation with questions that define our global situation. more

#ConversationStarters: What are you afraid of for the future?

We held a new program of art and ideas, Conversation Starters, in June to promote an open conversation with questions that define our global situation. more

– Spotlights from the collection online

MCA Collection

Works from the MCA Collection

Collection Artist Interviews

Watch our latest interviews in the MCA Video Portal

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.

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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