– Highlights

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Exhibition

Primavera 2017

23 Aug - 19 Nov

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Exhibition

Hilarie Mais

23 Aug - 19 Nov

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Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Dec

– Learning Events

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Workshop

Art Safari

25 Aug, 1.00pm, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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Special Event

ARTBAR August 2017

25 Aug, 7.00pm, MCA

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Performance

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23 Sep, 2.00pm, Level 2: Veolia Lecture Theatre

– 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

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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 – Young Art Lovers' Book List

Posted on April 22, 2017 by Bridie Connell in Creative Learning.
To celebrate World Book Day (Sunday 23 April) the MCA Store and MCA Learning crews 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.
These titles (and many more) are available online at the MCA Store and when you visit in store.

Styling by Artist Educator, Stephanie Lade and Bridie Connell.

WHY IS ART FULL OF NAKED PEOPLE & OTHER VITAL QUESTIONS ABOUT ART by Susie Hodge

Why is Art Full of Naked People? An amusing question and an equally amusing book designed to get kids thinking about art on their own terms. Posing questions such as ‘Are there any ugly statues?’ and ‘Why is art so expensive’, it tackles a range of formal topics in a casual, conversational tone complete with cartoons and full colour reproductions. Written by art historian Susie Hodge, it also includes a handy glossary of art terms to assist parents and educators with the arty questions and conversations this book is sure to stir!

Suitable ages 11+

$27.99

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HOW TO BE AN EXPLORER OF THE WORLD by Keri Smith

How to be an Explorer of the World is a guided journal that encourages readers to put down the smart phone, step away from the computer screen and explore the world around them by taking note of the little things! Suggested ‘explorations’ include recording everything you consume in a week, transforming everyday experiences with music, costume or role play and letting yourself get lost… A great gift for young teens and aspiring conceptual artists, it also includes plenty of blank pages for notes, drawings and documentation.

Suitable ages 12+

$29.99

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AN ABORIGINAL STORY series compiled by Pamela Lofts

First published in the 1980s, An Aboriginal Story is a series of eight picture books which aim to play a role in passing on Aboriginal culture and stories to future generations. Dunbi the Owl and The Bat and the Crocodile are based on the retelling of stories from Derby and Warmun in Western Australia to local Aboriginal children. The children’s colourful hand-painted interpretations of the stories provide the illustrations for each book, which in turn may inspire young readers to illustrate a story of their own.

Suitable ages 5+

$16.99 each

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WHERE THE FOREST MEETS THE SEA by Jeannie Baker

Jeannie Baker is an award winning author and artist best known for creating intricately detailed, miniature collage constructions, which double as the illustrations for her classic children’s books. Drawing on her passion for conservation and sustainability, titles such as Where the Ocean Meets the Sea and Window, highlight the fragile beauty of the Australian wilderness and ever changing face of suburbia. They also provide plenty of inspiration for a DIY collage making session using found and recycled materials.

Suitable for ages 4+

$16.95 each

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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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