– 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


Art + Film

16 Dec, 2.00pm, Level 2: Veolia Lecture Theatre


Laughter Sessions

16 Dec, 2.00pm, Level 3: Creative Studios in NCCL


ARTBAR January 2018

19 Jan, 7.00pm, 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.

Special Event

– curated by Heath Franco & Jodie Whalen

Continue the love of Valentine’s Day as husband and wife artist duo Heath and Jodie bring us encounters with Love and Fear.

Take part on the night:

  • Declare love in Commitment Ceremonies lead by Jodie and Heath. Partners, siblings, best friends…anyone who has a declaration of love to make!
  • Enjoy the sassy chorus of the Bad Bitch Choir. Reworking hits by TLC, Arctic Monkeys and Salt-N-Pepa
  • Strip down for life drawing class. Draw nudes, in the nude
  • Wonder at a warped remake of Katy Perry’s ‘California Gurls’ music video. A video portrait by artist Daniel McKewan
  • Cut a rug to DJ Sveta spinning the decks on the Sculpture Terrace
  • Learn the history of Love and Fear in cinema with Jay Katz aka the original Movie Guy
  • Last chance to see the Chuck Close exhibition!

Plus contributions from Abdul Abdullah and other artist announced on ARTBAR Facebook page

For a little extra* ($10) see Chuck Close: Prints, Process and Collaboration.

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Art, music, performance and design collide. Encounters with artists after dark at the MCA. Ages 18 +

*Tickets are only valid for use on Fri 27 Feb during ARTBAR. Exhibition closes at 9.30pm sharp, last entry at 9pm.

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– When

27 February 2015, 7:00-11:00pm

– Where


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