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Grayson Perry

10 Dec - 01 May


Primavera 2015

22 Sep - 06 Dec


Matthys Gerber

22 Sep - 06 Dec

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06 Dec, 6.00pm, Throughout the MCA


Contemporary Art Studio

31 Mar, 10.00am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning


Creativity in the Primary Classroom 2016

20 May, 9.00am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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Getting Real (Time)

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. more

Farewell Simryn Gill with MCA Young Guides

Listen to an extract of MCA Young Guides tour of Volume One: MCA Collection, as we farewell Simryn Gill’s Carbon Copy (assimilate). more

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Remain in Light: Photography from the MCA Collections

On tour until October 2015


Watch our latest artist interview with Khaled Sabsabi

Emily Kame Kngwarreye

b.Circa 1910 : d.1996

Kngwarreye had no formal art education but learned the mark-making and composition of the Anmatyerre tradition in which she was raised. Her first foray into art in western media was through batik in the late 1970s, but it was when she began painting on canvas in 1988 that she found her true medium.

Over the next eight years she produced an outstanding body of work that drew on the history, stories, geography, vegetation and substance of her land to inform her art. What resulted was an outpouring of creative energy that made for an ever-evolving style and works of substantial integrity. Her unique art transcended the cultural specificity of place and spoke to us all.

Her work was quickly placed in leading public corporate and private collections. In 1997 she represented Australia in the Venice Biennale and in 1997 the Queensland Art Gallery staged a major retrospective that travelled throughout Australia. In 2011 a second major survey travelled from the National Museum in Canberra to Osaka and Tokyo. Kngwarreye is without doubt one of the most important Australian painters of the 20th century.

Works by Emily Kame Kngwarreye

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