– 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 – 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.

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