– Highlights

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Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Dec

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Exhibition

Jenny Watson

05 Jul - 02 Oct

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Exhibition

Hilarie Mais

23 Aug - 19 Nov

– Learning Events

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Event

Engaging Students with disability

18 Aug, 9.00am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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Workshop

Art Safari

25 Aug, 10.30am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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Special Event

ARTBAR August 2017

25 Aug, 7.00pm, MCA

– News from inside the MCA

Claudia Nicholson's ARTBAR of love and devotion

July’s ARTBAR will see the MCA turned into an elaborate quinceañera by this month’s curator, Claudia Nicholson. more

#ConversationStarters: Have you ever made a decision based on fear?

We held a new program of art and ideas, Conversation Starters, in June to promote an open conversation with questions that define our global situation. more

#ConversationStarters: What are you afraid of for the future?

We held a new program of art and ideas, Conversation Starters, in June to promote an open conversation with questions that define our global situation. more

– Spotlights from the collection online

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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.

Patricia PICCININI & Peter HENNESSEY

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