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MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Dec

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The National 2017

30 Mar - 18 Jun

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Kader Attia

12 Apr - 30 Jul

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Art Safari

28 Apr, 10.30am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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ARTBAR April 2017

28 Apr, 7.00pm, MCA

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Workshop

03 May, 6.30pm, Level 3: Digital Studio in NCCL

– News from inside the MCA

Young Art Lovers' Book List

To celebrate World Book Day (Sunday 23 April) the MCA Store and MCA Learning crew have teamed up to put together a selection of fun, inspiring and engaging titles sure to spark the imaginations of budding artists and creative thinkers. more

From the archives: Curious catalogue

Never judge a book by its cover? In this issue of our monthly archive series, MCA Archives and Records Management Coordinator, Stephanie, leafs through some unusual pages more

Girl On Film: Erin Coates

The National 2017: New Australian Art artist Erin Coates gets in the driving seat for our April film experience more

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Works from the MCA Collection

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Collection Artist Interviews

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Joint acquisitions by MCA and Tate

The Program promotes Australian art globally, helping Australian artists reach new audiences.

Kate Murphy

Born 1977, Queanbeyan, New South Wales. Lives and works Sydney.


Kate Murphy’s video practice examines the interplay between portraiture and various forms of documentary including TV and film documentary, reality TV and the home video camera. Through her single- and multi-channel video installations she explores the relationship between her subject, the camera, the observer and the viewer.

Murphy’s first solo exhibition, Britney Love, was held in 2000 at Canberra Contemporary Art Space, following a residency there. Other solo exhibitions include The note, BREENSPACE, Sydney (2010); Cry Me a Future, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra (2009); Prayers of a Mother, Glasshouse, Port Macquarie (2009); Rehearsal (for Saint Vitus), Virgin Mary Church, Dublin (2007); and Placing the Camera, Performance Space, Sydney (2005). Murphy has exhibited nationally and internationally, including Here’s the Tender Coming (WHOOPEE) We’re all Going to Die, Pallas Projects, Dublin (2011); TWMA Contemporary, TarraWarra Museum of Art, Healesville, Victoria (2010); Nightshifters, Performance Space, Sydney (2010); Video Swell Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (2009); Rising Tide: Film and Video Works from the MCA Collection, MCA, Sydney and Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (2009); Contemporary Australia: Optimism, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane (2008); Sonic Youth, Green on Red Gallery, Dublin and Amelie A Wallace Gallery, New York (2008); Interlace, Performance Space, Sydney and CAST Gallery, Hobart (2004); and Remembrance + the Moving Image, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne (2003).

Murphy’s video works have also been screened at the Barbican, London (2011); LOOP’08, Barcelona (2008); Broadstone Gallery, Dublin (2007); Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (FACT), Liverpool (2006); and National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (2004).

Works by Kate Murphy

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