– Highlights

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ARTBAR July 2017

Today, 7.00pm, MCA

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MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Dec

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Exhibition

Kader Attia

12 Apr - 30 Jul

– Learning Events

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ARTBAR July 2017

Today, 7.00pm, MCA

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Workshop

Art Safari

08 Aug, 1.00pm, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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Workshop

09 Aug, 6.30pm, Level 3: Digital Studio in NCCL

– 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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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.

Robert MacPherson

Born 1937, Brisbane. Lives and works Brisbane.


Over the course of his forty-year career, Robert Macpherson has explored the philosophical propositions of what constitutes a work of art, often incorporating familiar imagery and everyday materials and visual elements from daily life, honouring the beauty of the mundane. Macpherson’s fascination with systems of objects and language are manifested through broad fields of knowledge including art history and social history, biology and mythology.
 

MacPherson has exhibited widely in Australia since the 1970s including a major solo exhibition at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) in 2015 and earlier at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia in 2001. Other exhibitions include the Biennale of Sydney (1979, 1990, 1998, 2000 and 2010), Culturgest Contemporart Art, Lisbon (2008), Sharjah Biennale 9, Sharjah (2009) and Mayfair: Peerless 2002-2007, Yuill|Crowley, Sydney (2010).

MacPherson is represented in numerous major state, regional and public collections in Australia, including the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Phillip Morris Collection.

Works by Robert MacPherson

– In the MCA Collection online

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