– Highlights

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Pipilotti Rist: Sip my ocean

01 Nov - 18 Feb

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Jon Campbell: MCA Collection

04 Dec - 25 Feb

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Word: MCA Collection

04 Dec - 18 Feb

– Learning Events

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Laughter Sessions

16 Dec, 2.00pm, Level 3: Creative Studios in NCCL

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ARTBAR January 2018

19 Jan, 7.00pm, Throughout the MCA

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Art Baby

06 Feb, 12.30pm, MCA

– 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

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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.

Ricky Maynard

Born 1953, Launceston, Tasmania. Lives and works Flinders Island, Tasmania. Ben Lomond and Cape Portland peoples.


Ricky Maynard has built a career photographing and documenting the histories of Indigenous communities, primarily in and around his home in Tasmania. Largely self-taught, Maynard came to prominence in 1988 with his photo-essay The Moonbird People, which was commissioned for the photographic book After 200 Years: Photographic Essays of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in Australia Today (1988). Maynard has exhibited his work in the group shows The Photograph and Australia, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (2015); Making Change, National Museum of China, Beijing (2012); Half-Light: Portraits from Black Australia, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (2008); Culture Warriors: National Indigenous Art Triennial 07, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (2007); Raised By Wolves, Perth International Arts Festival, Perth (2007); Busan Biennale 2006: A Tale of Two Cities, Korea (2006); and Interesting Times: Focus on Contemporary Australian Art, MCA, Sydney (2006). In 2009 the MCA presented a major exhibition of Maynard’s work, Portrait of a Distant Land, accompanied by a publication, which toured Australia and to a number of international venues.

Maynard’s work is held in numerous public and private collections, including the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart; National Museum of Australia, Canberra; and National Library of Australia, Canberra.

Works by Ricky Maynard

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