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Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Dec

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Exhibition

The National 2017

30 Mar - 18 Jun

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Exhibition

Kader Attia

12 Apr - 30 Jul

– Learning Events

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Workshop

Weaving Workshop/ Booked out

03 Jun, 10.30am, Level 2: Seminar Room

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Performance

Tribunal

03 Jun, 6.00pm, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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Event

HANDFED

04 Jun, 9.00am, Level 4: Sculpture Terrace

– News from inside the MCA

Handfed: no cutlery required

Why do some cultures prefer to eat with their bare hands while others use knives, forks or chopsticks? more

Farewell Linda Marrinon Artist Room

We bid a fond farewell to Linda Marrinon’s Artist Room more

Zines, zines, zines

'It can be what you want it to be’. Stallholders at the 2017 MCA Zine Fair say it how it is. more

– Spotlights from the collection online

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MCA Collection

Works from the MCA Collection

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Collection Artist Interviews

Watch our latest interviews in the MCA Video Portal

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Joint acquisitions by MCA and Tate

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

Special Event

ARTBAR
– curated by Lara Thoms, Fri 31 Oct

Socially-interested, site-specific and participation-loving Lara Thoms is your next MCA ARTBAR curator. Discover expanded approaches to art as artists collaborate in unexpected ways.

A registered nurse runs a meditation space filled with video art… a lecture on the history of rattails by Kevin Jin… Maria White carries out a karate performance work with teenage Muslim girls… and Jackson Stacey barters trinkets from an oversized doghouse with his young friend 'Squeaky’.

Let’s expand this further: Tom Polo and his dad place site-specific text around the Museum… Liz Dunn and volunteers who lived through 1984 decriminalisation of Homosexuality in NSW occupy the MCA with a party within a party… artist Corey Pugh performs a dance with his former psychologist… Nic Holas presents personal insights into the queer sex industry.

And Lara Thoms collaborates with a… professional party planner…

If ever there was a time to revive an old ARTBAR saying – it’d be now.

‘It’s art but not as you know it’.

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

Image: Lara Thoms, The Experts Project, 2010, photo: Shirley Robinson

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– When

31 October 2014, 7:00-11:00pm

– Where

MCA

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– Admission

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