– 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


Laughter Sessions

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


ARTBAR January 2018

19 Jan, 7.00pm, Throughout the MCA


Art Baby

06 Feb, 12.30pm, MCA

– News from inside the MCA

The Importance of Laughter

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Coming up in 2018…

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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 Haines & Hinterding

Prepare to be captivated as Australian artist duo David Haines and Joyce Hinterding transform the MCA for an electric MCA ARTBAR driven by Audi.

Collaborating with contemporary artists and musicians for one night only, Haines and Hinterding will explore the invisible energies that surround us drawing inspiration from their MCA exhibition Energies: Haines and Hinterding.

Put on your imaginary lab coat and;

  • Strap on the EEG headset and look at how your brain reacts to different stimuli
  • Catch tingles during a live audio-visual synthesiser performance
  • Get answers to the question; can plants make music, and communicate with us?
  • Be struck by Lightning Girl – the feminist arthouse industrial punk band from the Blue Mountains.

Plus more #weirdscience, music by local DJs, themed cocktails and the best view of Sydney Harbour.

Buy Tickets Here

Throughout the MCA
$20/$15 MCA Members and Concessions*
$25 on the door (subject to availability)
Ages 18+


Image: Joyce Hinterding, Large Square Logarithmic VLF Loop Antenna (detail), 2015, installation view, Energies: Haines & Hinterding, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney, 2015, graphite, custom leads, mixer, headphones, ultrasonic speaker, image courtesy the artist and Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney © the artist, photograph: Christopher Snee

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– When

28 August 2015, 7:00-11:00pm

– Where


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