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Primavera 2017

23 Aug - 19 Nov


Hilarie Mais

23 Aug - 19 Nov

Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Aug

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Art Safari

27 Oct, 1.00pm, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

Special Event

ARTBAR October 2017

27 Oct, 7.00pm, MCA


Keynote lecture by Pipilotti Rist

05 Nov, 1.00pm, Level 6: Harbourside Room

– News from inside the MCA

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

Six Films that Changed My Life (for better or worse): Laura Hindmarsh

Primavera 2017 artist Laura Hindmarsh shares six films ahead of her specially curated edition of Art + Film on Saturday 16 September. more

The Many Guises of Jenny Watson

We’ll take you through some of Watson’s many alter egos that are currently housed in our Level 3 Galleries. more

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Blog – Farewell Linda Marrinon Artist Room

Posted on May 17, 2017 by MCA Team in Curatorial.

In September 2016, MCA launched the first of its Artist Room series. The series highlights the depth of the Museum’s holdings of a single artist’s practice. The first exhibition considered the work of Melbourne artist Linda Marrinon. Along with a new commission, the exhibition included significant paintings from the 1980s to show the artist’s transition from painting to sculpture.

Artist Room: Linda Marrinon was curated by Manya Sellers, MCA Assistant Curator, Collection.

On her experience of curating the Artist Room Sellers said: “I’ve been a long time fan of Linda Marrinon’s work, so it was an absolute privilege and pleasure to curate the inaugural Artist Room featuring a selection of her early paintings and recent sculpture from the MCA Collection. It was especially rewarding to work so closely with Linda to realise this presentation and to be able to add to our great holdings of her work with the exquisite new sculpture The Moir Sisters, 1974.”

Listen to Manya Sellers, Artist Room curator, on Linda Marrinon

It was clear that the work of Linda Marrinon resonated strongly with our visitors. Many took to our iPad app Articulate to share their interpretations of Marrinon’s paintings Sorry! (1982) and I sailed to Tahiti with an all-girl crew (1982).

See below for visitor responses to Marrinon’s work.

Orange background with a figure near a boat with text 'i sailed to tahiti with an all girl crew'

Jaseron used MCA Articulate to draw their interpretation of Linda Marrinon I sailed to Tahiti with an all-girl crew (1982).