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MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Dec

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Exhibition

The National 2017

30 Mar - 18 Jun

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Exhibition

Kader Attia

12 Apr - 30 Jul

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Workshop

Weaving Workshop/ Booked out

03 Jun, 10.30am, Level 2: Seminar Room

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Performance

Tribunal

03 Jun, 6.00pm, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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Event

HANDFED

04 Jun, 9.00am, Level 4: Sculpture Terrace

– News from inside the MCA

Handfed: no cutlery required

Why do some cultures prefer to eat with their bare hands while others use knives, forks or chopsticks? more

Farewell Linda Marrinon Artist Room

We bid a fond farewell to Linda Marrinon’s Artist Room more

Zines, zines, zines

'It can be what you want it to be’. Stallholders at the 2017 MCA Zine Fair say it how it is. more

– Spotlights from the collection online

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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

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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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