– 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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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.

Rebecca BAUMANN

Born 1983, Perth. Lives and works Perth

Rebecca Baumann is fascinated by the relationship between colour, materials and the complex workings of human emotion. Her interest in colour stems from its capacity to affect us in ways beyond conscious thought; and has linked the changing colours in her artworks to the spectrum of emotions that people experience, questioning whether particular arrangements of colour might be capable of triggering specific feelings. Her works also question the manipulation of our emotions as consumers and why and how we are seduced by certain combinations of colour and movement.

Manoeuvres (2015) is a kinetic sculptural installation that consists of 15 electromagnetic flip-dot signs, the kind often used on sports scoreboards, and are programmed to create what she describes as ‘chromatic narrative’.




Curator Anna Davis on Rebecca Baumann

Rebecca Baumann <i>Manoeuvres</i>  2015

Manoeuvres 2015
installation view, New Romance: art and the posthuman, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia flip-dot boards, control hardware, custom software,
vinyl, steel, Software and control engineering: Future Shelter
Image courtesy and © the artist
Photograph: Alex Davies