– 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 August 2017
– Curated by Julie Rrap

ARTBAR happens after dark on the last Friday of every month.

For the month of August, exhibitions, music and live acts come together under the direction of artist Julie Rrap, transforming the MCA into a pulsating piece of performance art.

Friday 25 August 2017, 7-11pm
Throughout the MCA
$24 General
$18 MCA Members and Concessions*

Door Sales
(subject to availability)
$28 General
$22 MCA Members and Concessions*
Ages 18 +


Grab your ball gown and raise your glasses high because Julie Rrap will be transforming this month’s MCA ARTBAR into an after-dark masquerade.

‘Art Acts’ will bring the College to the Institution with a party dedicated to honouring and illuminating the long and continuing history of Sydney College of the Arts (SCA), through a celebration of Rrap’s students and SCA contemporaries.

Hit all your senses with a sound and visual artwork by David Haines and Joyce Hinterding. Ever tasted an artwork before? Tayla Tallis’ pastry artwork will serve your tastebuds …

Stop by the mask making workshop to don your disguise and seize the chance to be a part of performance with Kim Phuong Nguyen.

Current Exhibitions
Level 1 North: Hilarie Mais (Open until 10pm)
Level 1 South: Primavera 2017: Young Australian Artists (Open until 10pm)
Level 2: MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday (Open until 10pm)
Level 3: Jenny Watson: Fabric of Fantasy (Open 9.30pm)

About Julie Rrap
Julie Rrap’s involvement with body art and performance in the mid-70s in Australia continued to influence her practice as it expanded into photography, painting, sculpture and video in an on-going project concerned with representations of the body. For the August ARTBAR, Julie is curating a program comprised of students from the Sydney College of the Arts, bringing video art, music and interactive spaces to the fore!

Learn More about Julie Rrap

Inclusive Access
We offer support for anyone with access needs as a free supplement to all MCA programs. For more information and to make a request, please contact
mail@mca.com.au or find information regarding Bella programs exclusively for people with access requirements HERE

*Concession: Tertiary/TAFE/ESL Students with photo ID, Senior’s Card holders, Unemployed/Concession Card holders, Nava card holders

*Booking fees apply


Image: Julie Rrap, Overstepping, 2001, chromogenic print, framed, image courtesy and © the artist.

image for ARTBAR August 2017

– When

25 August 2017, 7:00-11:00pm

– Where


Venue info

– Admission

This event has finished.

Booking fees apply

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