– 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


Art + Film

13 Jan, 2.00pm, Level 2: Veolia Lecture Theatre


ARTBAR January 2018

19 Jan, 7.00pm, Throughout the MCA


Contemporary Kids School Holiday Program

23 Jan, 10.30am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

– News from inside the MCA

The Importance of Laughter

We sat down with laughter connoisseur Shari Coventry from Sydney Laughter to discover the truth about laughter and why we need it ahead of this month’s Laughter Sessions. more

Coming up in 2018…

Next year is one of the most exciting and diverse seasons yet. Find out what’s on. more

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

ARTBAR driven by Audi
– Curated by: Kate Scardifield

On April 29 artist Kate Scardifield will transform the Museum into a sparkling spectacle for ARTBAR. GOLDEN HOUR is that fleeting moment of time at dawn or dusk when the light is just perfect– but blink and you’ll miss all that glitters.

Re-visit the golden age for one night only with live art, roaming performance, special guest DJs, live music, fashion and an array of surprises to tantalise all the senses.

GOLDEN HOUR will include solid gold performances and works by Rochelle Haley, YEVU, Make or Break, a special live podcast by The Mitchen (Andrew Levins and ACME’s Mitch Orr), the Jingle Jangle DJs, Claudia Nicholson, Adriana Picker and Dr Cooper, Amrita Hepi and more to be announced.

Hearts and fools unite: it’s GOLD or bust.

Do you have the Midas touch?

MCA ARTBAR Driven By Audi

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


29 Apr 2016, 7pm
Throughout the MCA
$20/$15 MCA Members and Concessions*
$25 on the door (subject to availability)
Ages 18 +

Buy Tickets Here

About the curator

Kate Scardifield is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Sydney. Her practice can be likened to a process of anatomical enquiry; mining history for systems and patterns that culminate in re-imaginings of the body, site and space. Kate’s works move between sculpture, installation, textiles, video and painting, often incorporating a repetition of iconography, and labour intensive techniques. Relationships between the spectacle, the macabre and the divine, in their broadest form, operate as cornerstones in her practice. Kate’s work has an intense focus on the materiality that she works with, and an interest in pushing the materials limitations.

Image: Kate Scardifield, Base Matter (production still), 2014-15, HD video, 20 mins looped, editing and choreography in collaboration with Andrew Haining, image courtesy the artist and ALASKA Projects and © the artist.

image for ARTBAR driven by Audi

– When

29 April 2016, 7:00-11:00pm

– Where


Venue info

– Admission

This event has finished.

Booking fees apply

Buy tickets here