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Aleks Danko

30 Jul - 18 Oct


Matthys Gerber

22 Sep - 06 Dec


Primavera 2015

22 Sep - 06 Dec

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12 Nov, 11.00am, Creative Studios National Centre for Creative Learning


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26 Nov, 5.30pm, Creative Studios National Centre for Creative Learning



06 Dec, 6.00pm, Throughout the MCA

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Taloi Havini: Primavera artist and ARTBAR curator

Primavera 2015 artist and MCA ARTBAR curator Taloi Havini talks ‘Shell Money’, pina coladas and memories of Bougainville. more

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

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. more

If these walls could talk | #AleksDanko

Ha-ha-ha-ha. Learn the meaning behind artist Aleks Danko’s Laughing Wall.... more

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Volume One: MCA Collection

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Remain in Light: Photography from the MCA Collections

On tour until October 2015


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Ildiko Kovacs

b.1962 :

Ildiko Kovacs started her art education at the age of 17 when she studied for three years. In1980,she travelled to Europe to look at museums and galleries and when she got back to Australia began painting. In 1986, she began exhibiting with Garry Anderson who was instrumental in the development of her early career. He passed away in 1991 and Kovacs self- exhibited for nine years in Sydney. Kovacs has enjoyed great support from individuals such as Hugh Jamerson, Colin and Elizabeth Laverty and Ann Lewis AO throughout her career. In 1995, she took a trip around Australia and ended up for a time in Broome. This trip was pivotal in shifting her focus from European and American paintings, to the Australian landscape and artists. These experiences brought about a new found confidence and clarity in her painting. In 2005, the line works created with brushes came to their natural conclusions and from then, Kovacs has been experimenting with rollers which opened up a new mark-making process.

Works by Ildiko Kovacs

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