– Highlights


Pipilotti Rist: Sip my Ocean

01 Nov - 18 Feb


Jon Campbell: MCA Collection

04 Dec - 25 Feb


Word: MCA Collection

04 Dec - 18 Feb

– Learning Events


Contemporary Kids School Holiday Program

23 Jan, 10.30am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning


Pipilotti Rist: Sip my Ocean [Unplugged]

23 Jan, 6.00pm, Level 3: Galleries


Spoken Word Series

03 Feb, 1.00am, Throughout the MCA

– News from inside the MCA

The Importance of Laughter

We sat down with laughter connoisseur Shari Coventry from Sydney Laughter to discover the truth about laughter and why we need it ahead of this month’s Laughter Sessions. more

Coming up in 2018…

Next year is one of the most exciting and diverse seasons yet. Find out what’s on. more

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

– 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

The Program promotes Australian art globally, helping Australian artists reach new audiences.


Airbnb Experience
– Australian art up close

This summer, Airbnb and the MCA join forces to introduce an exciting new experience in Sydney, inviting art lovers to discover our world-class museum through an artist’s eyes and get rare insights into our Collection, exhibitions and iconic building.

Inspired by your gallery walk, you will then have your turn at being the creators with a hands-on session in the MCA’s creative studios with Liam, experimenting with surprising methods in art-making. You will wind down the evening at the MCA’s rooftop Cafe over drinks and nibbles, enjoying the breathtaking views over the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge as dusk settles over the harbour, with extra time to explore our temporary exhibitions such as Pipilotti Rist: Sip My Ocean, presented as part of the Sydney International Art Series. (Please note Pipilotti Rist Exhibition opens November 1 2017)

Wednesday 24, 31 January 2018, 6-8pm

$65 per person all inclusive
Bookings essential

Meet in the level 1 foyer


The tour includes:
Glass of local wine
Free gallery access
Art supplies

About Liam Benson
Sydney-based artist Liam Benson is a performance artist who documents his work through embroidery, photography, video and new media – deconstructing the social perceptions of gender, race, culture, sexuality and identity. He has been prolifically exhibiting and performing since 2002 including at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2014), Sydney Contemporary Art Fair (2015; 2013), Cutlog New York Art Fair (2013), and the Head On Photo Festival (2012; 2011). He also regularly works in collaboration with Naomi Oliver as the performance based duo, The Motel Sisters.

Liam has been the recipient of numerous awards and his works are held in significant public and private collections including those of Artbank, the University of Western Sydney and the Art Gallery of South Australia. His new solo exhibition, I Have a Wealth of Unconditional Love, and It’s Yours If You Want It, will run at Artereal Gallery in Rozelle, Sydney, from 4 to 29 October.

More information here

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– When

– Where


Venue info

– Admission

General: $65

Booking fees apply

Buy tickets here