– Highlights

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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 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

#‎MCAARTBAR‬

Gallery opening hours

7–10pm
Level 1: Primavera at 25: MCA Collection

7–10pm
Level 2: MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

7–9.30pm
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

MCA

Venue info

– Admission

This event has finished.

Booking fees apply

Buy tickets here