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01 Nov - 18 Feb


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04 Dec - 25 Feb


Word: MCA Collection

04 Dec - 18 Feb

– Learning Events


ARTBAR January 2018

19 Jan, 7.00pm, Throughout the MCA


Contemporary Kids School Holiday Program

23 Jan, 10.30am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning


Art Baby

06 Feb, 12.30pm, MCA

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Six Films that Changed My Life (for better or worse): Antenna's Rich Welch

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

Mathew Jones & Simon Starling

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA)


11 Oct 2002 to 01 Dec 2002

Curator: Russell Storer

About the exhibition

Mathew Jones & Simon Starling was the second in a series of exhibitions where Australian artists exhibit alongside their international peers. This exhibition showcased the work of Australian-born, London-based artist Mathew Jones and Glasgow-based artist Simon Starling.

Jones’ paintings, photographs and installations confront the division between private and public life, often addressing sexuality and desire, but also fate and the passage of time. With subtlety and humour, his work examines the way in which individuals create a place in the world – drawing on such varied sources as horoscopes and telephone numbers, historical events and personal advertisements. Simon Starling’s work creates complex connections between different geographical locations and cultural histories. With a consistent interest in the history of Modernism in art, music, design and architecture, Starling’s carefully researched and elaborately produced site-specific projects uncover hidden stories, strange links and surprising coincidences, exploring the ways in which objects become identifiable and are subsequently classified or validated.

The two artists share a fascination with cultural, historical and geographical references, and use these visual markers to explore ideas of identification, belonging, and the ties that bind us.

This exhibition was made possible through the generous support of MCA Ambassadors.

Featuring Works from the MCA Collection

Mathew Jones