– 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

Watch our latest interviews in the MCA Video Portal

Joint acquisitions by MCA and Tate

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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