– Highlights

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Workshop

Contemporary Kids School Holiday Program

Today, 10.30am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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Pop-Up Bar

Cherry Blossom Bar

Today, 12.30pm, Ground Floor: Outdoor Terrace

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Exhibition

Tatsuo Miyajima

03 Nov - 05 Mar

– Learning Events

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Workshop

Contemporary Kids School Holiday Program

Today, 10.30am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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Pop-Up Bar

Cherry Blossom Bar

Today, 12.30pm, Ground Floor: Outdoor Terrace

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Workshop

Understanding Mindfulness Workshop

28 Jan, 12.30pm, Level 2: Seminar Room

– News from inside the MCA

Sponsoring art: Citi connects Miyajima with Sydney

Citi’s Itay Tuchman tells us why he is a proud sponsor of artist Tatsuo Miyajima and MCA. more

Simon Yates: Brain Scapes

Primavera at 25: MCA Collection curator Megan Robson gives an insight into Simon Yates exhibiting artwork Brain Scapes (2006/2016). more

Family wall labels are here

Our Collection galleries now display family wall labels, created in consultation with young MCA visitors 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.

Gifts to the MCA Collection

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA)

Duration

05 Apr 2007 to 12 Aug 2007

Artists

Peter Atkins, John Barbour, Mike Brown, John Bursill, Stephen Bush, Tony Clark, Richard Dunn, Stephen Eastaugh, Rosalie Gascoigne, Narelle Jubelin, Brent Harris, Bill Henson, Mathew Jones, Narelle Jubelin, Rosemary Laing, Lindy Lee, Micah Lexier, Robert MacPherson, John Nixon, Sidney Nolan, Raquel Ormella, Mike Parr, Stieg Persson, Scott Redford, Robert Rooney, Imants Tillers

Curator: Christine Morrow

about the exhibition

This exhibition comprised works that had been gifted to the MCA Collection by generous donors and artists to showcase their donations and explore the valuable contribution that private benefactors have made to the development of the MCA collection. The exhibition was shown concurrently with an exhibition on Levels 1 and 2 which showcased new acquisitions purchased by the MCA.

Central to this exhibition is the 1995 gift of over 150 works by important Australian artists by two of Australia’s most influential collectors, Melbourne-based Victor and Loti Smorgon. An extraordinarily generous contribution, the Smorgon Collection reflects the richness, depth and diversity of Australian art during the period of the 1970s to the early 1990s. Comprising over 150 works by important Australian practitioners from this period, it also represents one of the most substantial collections of contemporary Australian art in the country.

Thanks to the generosity of donors, the Museum now owns work by many significant Australian artists who have attracted international acclaim.

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

Featuring Works from the MCA Collection

John Barbour
  • Glossary/set C
John Bursill
  • Painting
Tony Clark
  • 1992
  • Clark's Myriorama
Richard Dunn
  • George Street 5pm no 2
  • Man, woman and chimney
Rosalie Gascoigne
  • Untitled + Jubilee Fountain
Brent Harris
  • Lux 1
Bill Henson
  • from Untitled 1983-84
Mathew Jones
Narelle Jubelin
  • Untitled + Jubilee Fountain
Rosemary Laing
  • brumby mound #5
  • brumby mound #6
Lindy Lee
  • The silence of painters
Micah Lexier
  • A Minute of My Time (December 7, 1998 22:17 - 22:18)
Robert MacPherson
  • Untitled (Towser's Joy)
John Nixon
  • Self portrait/ architectonic composition
Mike Parr
  • Inclined Perspective Wedge (Riverbed)
Stieg Persson
  • Our Faith Part 1: The Case For and Against Colour B
Scott Redford
  • Formal sculpture
Imants Tillers
  • Carl Andre in Delft