– Highlights


ARTBAR January 2018

Today, 7.00pm, Throughout the MCA


Pipilotti Rist: Sip my Ocean

01 Nov - 18 Feb


Jon Campbell: MCA Collection

04 Dec - 25 Feb

– Learning Events


ARTBAR January 2018

Today, 7.00pm, Throughout the MCA


Contemporary Kids School Holiday Program

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


Pipilotti Rist: Sip my Ocean [Unplugged]

23 Jan, 6.00pm, Level 3: Galleries

– 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

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.

Category: Creative Learning

Unmapping: Charting New Pathways to Creativity

by Ella Condon, July 14, 2017
in Creative Learning

Artist Educator Ella Condon created a site specific work for Unmapping – a student program run in collaboration with Sydney Story Factory and MCA.

Young Art Lovers' Book List

by Bridie Connell, April 22, 2017
in Creative Learning

To celebrate World Book Day (Sunday 23 April) the MCA Store and MCA Learning crew 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.

Family wall labels are here

by Amanda Palmer, Dec. 13, 2016
in Creative Learning

Our Collection galleries now display family wall labels, created in consultation with young MCA visitors

Please Touch: Tactile Tours for Families

by Amanda Palmer, Sept. 26, 2016
in Creative Learning

Artist Educator, Brook Morgan gives us a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the development of this new program for families.

Learning Resources in the Wild

by Alex White, Aug. 22, 2016
in Creative Learning

MCA internship alumni Laura Barlow reflects on the process of using MCA developed digital learning resources in the classroom.

MCA Kids Committee & Artist Educators In Conversation

by Amanda Palmer, March 23, 2016
in Creative Learning

MCA Kids Committee members Sasha, Alesandro, Riley, Siobhan, Kayla and Max interviewed some of the artists behind Junior Art School to learn more their practice.

Hello 2016

by Athena Cabot, Feb. 5, 2016
in Creative Learning

School holidays might be over, but there’s lots to look forward to in Term 1 in Creative Learning at MCA.

Building Confidence

by Sue Salier, Jan. 28, 2016
in Creative Learning

Artist Educator Sue Salier reflects upon the certainty of youth in relation to our secondary workshop program Unpacking Unseen Images.

Young, Arty & Free

by Belinda Sculley, Dec. 4, 2015
in Creative Learning

Learn what it means to be a part of the MCA Youth Committee with members Jodie and Olivia.

2016 student & teacher programs at the MCA – our picks!

by Georgia Close, Dec. 2, 2015
in Creative Learning

Feeling overwhelmed by the different learning experiences on offer? Here are some of our top picks to help you navigate our 2016 learning programs and exhibitions!

Training for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Programs

by Ella Condon, Dec. 2, 2015
in Creative Learning

The Artist Educator team has been working closely with Keith Munro and Nadeena Dixon to develop our learning programs.

MCA’s Georgia Close wins Marsh Award for Excellence in Gallery Education

by MCA Team, Nov. 20, 2015
in Creative Learning

Announced in Glasgow overnight…

Getting Real (Time)

by Stephanie Lade, Nov. 19, 2015
in Creative Learning

Artist Educator Stephanie Lade reflects on the process of creating a new learning program designed to open up experimental media processes to Primary and Secondary students.

Genext turns 10!

by Belinda Sculley, Nov. 2, 2015
in Creative Learning

A decade since we first let a bunch of teens loose in the MCA after -hours, with no adults

We laughed, we cried, we danced, we barked…

by Georgia Close, Aug. 31, 2015
in Creative Learning

Teachers from across NSW gathered at the MCA and Sydney Opera House for two days of creative dialogue and exchange as part of the 2015 Engaging Students with Disability forum.

Digital Excursions; New Connections

by Alex White, July 27, 2015
in Creative Learning

Alex White reflects upon the newly launched program offerings and the possibilities these hold for students and teachers anywhere in Australia.

Welcome to Light Lab!

June 5, 2015
in Creative Learning

Welcome to Light Lab, the MCA’s fun free activity space created in conjunction with the exhibition Light Show. Situated in the foyer of the National Centre for Creative Learning it’s open weekends and selected evenings during vivid.

We're celebrating 3 years of world-class Creative Learning

by MCA Team, March 30, 2015
in Creative Learning

Three years ago, on 28 March 2012, we launched one of the most significant commitments to art education in Australia.

Experiencing the Brown Council Bella Room Commission

by Athena Cabot, Feb. 20, 2015
in Creative Learning

Artist Educator Athena shares her insights into the popular Bella program in the last months of the Brown Council’s Performance Art Commission.

David Capra: 2015 Bella Commission Artist

Oct. 29, 2014
in Creative Learning

Sydney-based artist David Capra has been commissioned to create a work for the MCA’s Jackson Bella Room in 2015.

Bella Momentum Workshop

by Cara MacLeod, Oct. 21, 2014
in Creative Learning

Bella Momentum is an intensive art workshop for talented art students from across NSW. Produced in collaboration with the Smith Family’s Learning for Life program.

Engaging Students with Disability

Oct. 3, 2014
in Creative Learning

'Give yourself permission to try something different and look for other ways’

Casula Public School Electronic Art Workshop

by Alex White, Sept. 18, 2014
in Creative Learning

Year 6 from Casula Public School had a fantastic experience with the newly introduced Electronic Art workshop program.

New Electronic Art Programs at the MCA

by Alex White, Aug. 13, 2014
in Creative Learning

Award-winning technology 'littleBits’ lets kids play with new media and electronic art at MCA

Magic wand over MCA Learning

June 25, 2014
in Creative Learning

Magician Adam Mada collaborates with MCA Educators and tells the role of magic in art and young learning.

100 Mile Art Conference

by Melinda Garcia, March 20, 2013
in Creative Learning

I recently had the opportunity to speak about the museum’s digital initiatives to quite a specialised audience: secondary Visual Arts teachers.

Connecting with Korea

by Melinda Garcia, March 13, 2013
in Creative Learning

February 26th was quite a milestone for the MCA Digital Learning team as it marked our first Digital Excursion with an international school.

2012 Ann Lewis AO Contemporary Visual Arts International Address

Feb. 4, 2013
in Creative Learning

Exhibiting artist Anish Kapoor spoke to a sell-out crowd at the museum in December – here’s your chance to watch it in full.

Digital Excursions at the MCA

by Melinda Garcia, Feb. 4, 2013
in Creative Learning

We talk to MCA Digital Learning Coordinator Melinda Garcia who plays a key role in implementing the MCA’s Digital Excursions.

An introduction to the Bella Art workshop

Oct. 9, 2012
in Creative Learning

MCA School Programs Coordinator Georgia Close introduces us to this long-running and highly popular program for at risk youth.

Creating Creativity in the Digital Space

by Melinda Garcia, June 5, 2012
in Creative Learning

How do we foster creativity in the digital space? Melinda Garcia shares at Vivid Sydney what the team in the National Centre for Creative Learning have been doing.

generationext is back

April 17, 2012
in Creative Learning

generationext, the free art celebration exclusively for teenagers, returns to the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia.