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MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Dec

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Kader Attia

12 Apr - 30 Jul

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Jenny Watson

05 Jul - 02 Oct

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Special Event

ARTBAR June 2017

30 Jun, 7.00pm, MCA

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NAIDOC Week 2017

05 Jul, 5.30pm, Level 2: Veolia Lecture Theatre

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NAIDOC Week 2017

05 Jul, 7.30pm, Level 2: Seminar Room

– News from inside the MCA

5 Years of ARTBAR

Roaming carrots, Hummer limos, tea ceremonies and bikes in the galleries. Five years proof that anything can happen at #MCAARTBAR more

MCA at the 2017 Venice Biennale

Canals, cats and curators. Clothilde Bullen reflects on the experience of attending the 2017 Venice Biennale on the occasion of Tracey Moffat’s Australian Pavilion. more

From the archives: Unconventional Materials

From the Archives is our blog series unearthing gems from the MCA’s archives, written by resident archivist Stephanie Ferrara more

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Joint acquisitions by MCA and Tate

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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

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