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Primavera 2016

29 Sep - 04 Dec


Louise Hearman

29 Sep - 04 Dec

Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Aug

– Learning Events


Why Painting?

22 Oct, 12.30pm, Level 2: Veolia Lecture Theatre

Special Event

Learn and Grow

27 Oct, 2.00pm, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

Special Event

ARTBAR October 2016

28 Oct, 7.00pm, MCA

– News from inside the MCA

Fairfield Eating Excursion

Women of Fairfield co-curator and PYT Artistic Director, Karen Therese takes us on a food safari through Fairfield, Sydney. more

Please Touch: Tactile Tours for Families

Artist Educator, Brook Morgan gives us a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the development of this new program for families. more

Interview with September film curator Adrian Martin

James Vaughan speaks to Australian arts critic and audiovisual artist Adrian Martin about the month of contemporary Portuguese cinema he has guest curated for the MCA 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 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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31 October 2014, 7:00-11:00pm

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