– Highlights


Primavera 2016

29 Sep - 04 Dec


Louise Hearman

29 Sep - 04 Dec

Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Aug

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Special Event

Learn and Grow

27 Oct, 2.00pm, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

Special Event

ARTBAR October 2016

28 Oct, 7.00pm, MCA

25 Birthday Weekend

Artist Talk

11 Nov, 1.30pm, Level 2: Veolia Lecture Theatre

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Fairfield Eating Excursion

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Please Touch: Tactile Tours for Families

Artist Educator, Brook Morgan gives us a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the development of this new program for families. more

Interview with September film curator Adrian Martin

James Vaughan speaks to Australian arts critic and audiovisual artist Adrian Martin about the month of contemporary Portuguese cinema he has guest curated for the MCA more

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MCA Collection: New Acquisitions in Context 2005

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA)


19 August to 6 November 2005


Ulay and Marina Abramoviç, Howard Arkley, Joseph Beuys, Kate Beynon, Pat Brassington, Emily Floyd, Shaun Gladwell, Melba Gunjarrwanga, Fiona Hall, Peter Kennedy, Anchor Kulunba, Robert MacPherson, Susan Marawarr, John Mawurndjul, Noel McKenna, Kate Miwulku, TV Moore, Robert Owen, Tony Schwensen, Cindy Sherman, Tim Silver, Ricky Swallow, Jean Tinguely, Hossein Valamanesh, Jurek Wybraniek


Vivienne Webb

about the exhibition

MCA Collection: New Acquisitions in Context launched the MCA’s level four galleries, with recent acquisitions shown alongside works from the existing collection. Works from the Power Collection and the Victor and Loti Smorgon Collection were included, highlighting the strength of the Museum’s works across painting, light works, kinetic sculpture and multiples. The works represented the fluid and energetic nature of contemporary Australian art. Many of the works were included due to their ability to engage in a meaningful dialogue with the remainder of the 2005 exhibition program, particularly the young voices represented in the 2005 edition of Primavera: Young Australian Artists.

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

Featuring Works from the MCA Collection

James Angus
  • Manta Ray
Howard Arkley
  • Felony
Joseph Beuys
  • Capri Batterie (Capri battery)
Kate Beynon
  • Li Ji - Forbidden City Memory
  • Li Ji - Melbourne Life
Adam Cullen
  • Blanket Men
Destiny Deacon
Emily Floyd
  • Important Emerging Artist
Shaun Gladwell
  • Tangara
David Griggs
  • Tangara
Melba Gunjarrwanga
  • Mandjabu (conical fish trap)
Frank Malkorda
  • An-gugechiya (fish trap)
Susan Marawarr
  • Red mat
Noel McKenna
  • Country Rail Network of Australia
Kate Miwulku
  • Fish trap
  • Fishtraps
  • Three fish traps
Tony Schwensen
  • Be Alert But Not Alarmed
  • Jenny Cracked Corn and I Don't Care
  • Riverrun Reverse Assistance
  • This Is Where We Live
Tim Silver
  • Untitled (adrift)
Ricky Swallow
  • Forgotten Foundation
Gotaro Uemetsu
  • Tangara
Jurek Wybraniec
  • Untitled (Target)