– Highlights


Primavera 2017

23 Aug - 19 Nov


Hilarie Mais

23 Aug - 19 Nov

Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Aug

– Learning Events


Art Safari

27 Oct, 1.00pm, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

Special Event

ARTBAR October 2017

27 Oct, 7.00pm, MCA


Keynote lecture by Pipilotti Rist

05 Nov, 1.00pm, Level 6: Harbourside Room

– News from inside the MCA

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

Six Films that Changed My Life (for better or worse): Laura Hindmarsh

Primavera 2017 artist Laura Hindmarsh shares six films ahead of her specially curated edition of Art + Film on Saturday 16 September. more

The Many Guises of Jenny Watson

We’ll take you through some of Watson’s many alter egos that are currently housed in our Level 3 Galleries. more

– Spotlights from the collection online

MCA Collection

Works from the MCA Collection

Collection Artist Interviews

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Joint acquisitions by MCA and Tate

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Patricia Piccinini born, 1965, Freetown, Sierra Leone. Lives and works Melbourne.
Peter Hennessey born, 1968, Sydney. Lives and works Melbourne

Patricia Piccinini and Peter Hennessey explore ideas of secret societies, parallel worlds, genetic modification, evolution and mutation in their new collaborative work Alone with the gods (2016). Designed to be an ‘immersive narrative space’ the installation is based on a story the artists wrote about a fictional isolationist cult.

Read the story behind Alone With The Gods here

This cult developed in response to cheap and easily accessible genetic modification technologies that allowed anyone to create hybrid beings by combining parts of humans, plants and animals with non-living things. A video tells the story of the cult’s eventual demise, focusing on the cult leader’s daughter and her legendary skills in designing new lifeforms.

Curator Anna Davis on Patricia Piccinini and Peter Hennessey

Patricia Piccinini & Peter Hennessey <i>Alone with the gods</i>  2016

Patricia Piccinini & Peter Hennessey Alone with the gods 2016
mixed media

Courtesy the artists