– 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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Screening

Art + Film

13 Jan, 2.00pm, Level 2: Veolia Lecture Theatre

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Event

ARTBAR January 2018

19 Jan, 7.00pm, Throughout the MCA

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Workshop

Contemporary Kids School Holiday Program

23 Jan, 10.30am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

– 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 – 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 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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