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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

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.

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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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