– Highlights


Primavera 2017

23 Aug - 19 Nov


Hilarie Mais

23 Aug - 19 Nov

Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Dec

– Learning Events

Special Event

ARTBAR September 2017

29 Sep, 7.00pm, MCA


Art Safari

10 Oct, 10.30am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning


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): 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

Fresh picks for Father's Day

Discover the gifts that will help you spoil your dad this Father’s Day. 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.

Robert Hunter

Born 1947, Melbourne. Lived and worked Melbourne. Died 2014, Melbourne.

Hunter’s first paintings were exhibited in 1967 in Perth and Melbourne. Later that year that he began to paint his signature white paintings, failing to find any emotional content or message in colour. For more than three decades Hunter maintained a singular line of enquiry in his practice, involving diagonal, vertical and horizontal geometric formations. While Hunter’s work has been described as a visual manifestation of the spiritual, the artist himself has stated that it is simply a case of ‘what you see is what you get’.

Hunter exhibited widely both within Australia and internationally. Key exhibitions include solo shows at the seminal, avant-garde Melbourne gallery Pinacotheca from 1970–96; Eight Contemporary Artists, Museum of Modern Art, New York (1974); The Field, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (1976); Minimal Art, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (1976); Meridian, MCA, Sydney (2002); Fieldwork: Australian Art 1968–2002, Ian Potter Centre, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (2003); and Less is More, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne (2012). Hunter’s work is held in all major public collections within Australia.

Works by Robert Hunter

– In the MCA Collection online

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