– 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

ARTBAR February 2017
– Curated by Reko Rennie

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

Exhibitions, music and live acts come together under the direction of a guest curator, transforming the MCA into a pulsating piece of performance art.

MCA ARTBAR ‘Maverick’ curated by Reko Rennie

‘I show my work where I want and where I can.
I’m not affiliated with the dominant commercial galleries and their curators.
For this I’ve been called a maverick artist…I like it.
This night is for all those who are mavericks
Each of the artists I have selected have forged independent careers in creating and making art.’
– Reko Rennie

He’s a maverick and he likes it. This February, artist Reko Rennie is curating a night of subversion – celebrating the independent and nonconformist.

Blurring the line between institutional and outsider Rennie invites both Australian and International artists to convert the MCA into a space of experimentation and showcasing unexpected art forms.

Double down on art with free entry to Tatsuo Miyajima: Connect with Everything at MCA ARTBAR.

Tickets & Pricing

Friday 24 February, 7-11pm
Throughout the MCA
$24/$18 MCA Members and Concessions*
$28/$22 on the door (subject to availability)
Ages 18 +

Buy Tickets Here

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

*Booking fees apply


Gallery opening hours

Level 1: Primavera at 25: MCA Collection

Level 2: MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

Level 3: Tatsuo Miyajima: Connect with Everything

*Please note: Gallery opening hours will vary throughout the night.

About the curator

Reko Rennie is an interdisciplinary artist who explores his Aboriginal identity through contemporary media.

Through his art, Rennie provokes discussion surrounding Indigenous culture and identity in contemporary urban environments.

Largely autobiographical, his commanding works combine the iconography of his Kamilaroi heritage with stylistic elements of graffiti. Merging traditional diamond-shaped designs, hand-drawn symbols and repetitive patterning to subvert romantic ideologies of Aboriginal identity.

Image: Reko Rennie, Maverick, 2017, image courtesy and © the artist

image for ARTBAR February 2017

– When

24 February 2017, 7:00-11:00pm

– Where


Venue info

– Admission

This event has finished.

Booking fees apply

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