– Highlights

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Exhibition

Primavera 2017

23 Aug - 19 Nov

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Exhibition

Hilarie Mais

23 Aug - 19 Nov

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Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Dec

– Learning Events

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Workshop

Art Safari

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

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Special Event

ARTBAR August 2017

25 Aug, 7.00pm, MCA

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Performance

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23 Sep, 2.00pm, Level 2: Veolia Lecture Theatre

– 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 Rooney

Born 1937 Melbourne, Victoria. Lived and worked Melbourne. Died 2017, Melbourne.


Robert Rooney was a Melbourne-based art critic, painter and photographer and a key proponent of conceptual art in Australia. Rooney’s work featured in the seminal exhibition The Field at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne and Art Gallery of New South Wales in 1968. Subsequent exhibitions have included Robert Rooney, the Box Brownie Years 1956–58, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne (2013); Play, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (2012); Endless Present: Robert Rooney and Conceptual Art, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (2010); Cubism and Australian Art, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, (2009); 1968, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (1995); and The Readymade Boomerang: Certain Relations in 20th Century Art, 8th Biennale of Sydney (1990).

Rooney’s work is held in a number of state, regional and university collections, including the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth; and Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane.

Works by Robert Rooney

– In the MCA Collection online

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