– Highlights


Primavera 2017

23 Aug - 19 Nov


Hilarie Mais

23 Aug - 19 Nov

Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Dec

– Learning Events


Art Safari

22 Sep, 1.00pm, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning



23 Sep, 2.00pm, Level 2: Veolia Lecture Theatre



24 Sep, 6.00pm, Throughout the MCA

– News from inside the MCA

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

Fresh picks for Father's Day

Discover the gifts that will help you spoil your dad this Father’s Day. 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 Hissy Fit

This Halloween eve, MCA ARTBAR gets darker than ever as artist trio Hissy Fit curate an apocalyptic night for ARTBAR: Dystopia. Scream your face off:

  • Get up close with artist Justin Shoulder’s full face and body sculptures; blurring the line between ‘worn’ and ‘performed’.
  • Conspiracy theory fan? Uncover secret symbology inside the MCA with a performance-lecture by Giselle Stanborough
  • Play up schoolyard nostalgia with Louise Zhang’s strawberry milk fountain artwork
  • Dance ‘til your last breath when DJ Sveta and The Smuts serve music on the rooftop terrace
  • Dress in your best dystopian outfit. Think Mad Max, Hackers and Tank Girl
  • PLUS drinks, eats, live art and installations from Toby K, Kelly Doley, Salote Tawale and more

#MCAARTBAR driven by Audi Australia

ARTBAR happens after dark every month. Exhibitions, music, design and live acts come together under the direction of a guest curator, transforming the MCA into a pulsating piece of performance art.

Buy Tickets Here

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

Prepare to be surprised and inspired as the MCA brings you ARTBAR – curated by artists.

Image Credit: Kelly Doley and Hissy Fit


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– When

30 October 2015, 7:00-11:00pm

– Where


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– Admission

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