– Highlights

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TeachMeet:

Today, 4.00pm, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Aug

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Exhibition

Pipilotti Rist: Sip my ocean

01 Nov - 18 Feb

– Learning Events

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Workshop

TeachMeet:

Today, 4.00pm, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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Workshop

Art Safari

24 Nov, 1.00pm, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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Event

Artbar November 2017

24 Nov, 7.00pm, MCA

– News from inside the MCA

The Importance of Laughter

We sat down with laughter connoisseur Shari Coventry from Sydney Laughter to discover the truth about laughter and why we need it ahead of this month’s Laughter Sessions. more

Coming up in 2018…

Next year is one of the most exciting and diverse seasons yet. Find out what’s on. more

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

To pave the way for the soon-to-come cinema binge at Antenna Film Festival,Co-Director Rich Welch shared a few of his life changing films. more

– Spotlights from the collection online

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MCA Collection

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.

Tracey Moffatt

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA)

Duration

17 Dec 2003 to 29 Feb 2004

Curator: Elizabeth Ann Macgregor

about the exhibition

Internationally renowned artist Tracey Moffatt is one of Australia’s leading contemporary artists. Highly regarded for her formal and stylistic experimentation in film, photography and video, her work draws on the history of cinema, art and photography as well as popular culture and her own childhood memories and fantasies. This exhibition at the MCA was the most comprehensive exhibition of her work in Australia to date, and included all of her major photographic series and films from the mid-eighties to 2003.

Themes such as struggles between individuals, childhood cruelties in suburban life, the toughness of life on the ‘frontier’, the subversion of stereotypes and relations between Aboriginal and white Australians are apparent in the work. Referencing the artist’s own life and experiences, the work nonetheless transcends the specific to create meanings of universal significance. Ultimately, Moffatt’s work deals with the human condition in all its complexities.

Born in Brisbane in 1960, Tracey Moffatt studied visual communications at the Queensland College of Art, from which she graduated in 1982. Since her first solo exhibition in Sydney in 1989, she has exhibited extensively all over the world. She first gained significant critical acclaim for her film work when the short film Night Cries was selected for official competition at the 1990 Cannes Film Festival. Her first feature film, beDevil, was also selected for Cannes in 1993. A major exhibition at the Dia Center for the Arts in New York in 1997-98 consolidated her international reputation.

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