– 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


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


Art Baby

06 Feb, 12.30pm, MCA

– 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.


ARTBAR February 2018
– Curated by Anney Bounpraseuth

Expect the unexpected when you come to ARTBAR.

ARTBAR takes your gallery experience and flips it on its head with an artist driven evening of art, music and performance. Kicking off on the last Friday of every month, this adults only event transforms all levels of the MCA.

It’s art, but not as you know it.

Friday 23 February 2018, 7-11pm
Throughout the MCA

Throughout the MCA
$24 General
$18 MCA Members and Concessions*

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


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

*Booking fees apply

Exhibitions open during ARTBAR
Level 1: Jon Campbell: MCA Collection (Open during ARTBAR 7–10pm)
Level 2: MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday (Open during ARTBAR 7–10pm)

About Anney Bounpraseuth
Anney Bounpraseuth is an Australian-born artist of Laotian heritage. She attributes her kitsch, vivid and decorative aesthetic to the surrounds of her upbringing in the poorer suburbs of South West Sydney. As a child, her family would frequent the vibrant cake, fabric and two dollar shops of Cabramatta, a predominantly Asian neighbourhood with a distinctive aesthetic. As a teenager, she became an avid collector of domestic paraphernalia from second-hand shops in the Liverpool area. Anney also has strong community ties, and manages and runs educational and artistic workshops for children and adults.

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

Image: Anney Bounpraseuth, Alien Nation, 2 of 3, 2011, Acrylic on canvas, image courtesy and copyright the artist.

image for ARTBAR February 2018

– When

23 February 2018, 7:00-11:00pm

– Admission

General: $24
Concessions: $18
MCA Members: $18

Booking fees apply

Buy tickets here