– 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


Contemporary Kids School Holiday Program

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


Pipilotti Rist: Sip my Ocean [Unplugged]

23 Jan, 6.00pm, Level 3: Galleries


Spoken Word Series

03 Feb, 1.00am, Throughout the 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 January 2018
– Curated by Kate Beynon

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.

To kick off the first ARTBAR of 2018, artist Kate Beynon is here with a bang!

January: Spirits of the Mixt

A celebration, exploration and contemplation of “mixture”, from other worlds; mixed cultural identity; transformations; supernatural; shapeshifting; hybridity; in-between states and spaces; fluidity; storytelling; and the fantastical.

Expect video works, dance classes, panel discussions, rooftop DJ’s and so much more!

Plus double down on free entry to Pipilotti Rist: Sip My Ocean, open til 9.30pm!

Friday 19 January 2018, 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 +


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

*Booking fees apply


Current Exhibitions
Level 1: Jon Campbell: MCA Collection (Open during ARTBAR (7 – 10pm)
Level 1: Word: MCA Collection (Open during ARTBAR (7 – 10pm)
Level 2: MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday (Open during ARTBAR 7 – 10pm)
Level 3: Pipilotti Rist: Sip my Ocean (Open during ARTBAR 7 – 9.30pm)

About Kate Beynon
Kate Beynon was born in Kowloon, aka ‘The City of Nine Dragons’ in Hong Kong, and arrived in Australia from the UK in 1974. Shaped by story-telling and informed by an interest in mixed cultural identity and feminism, Beynon’s work draws on a diverse range of traditional and contemporary influences — from her maternal grandfather’s scroll paintings and calligraphy, to textiles, film, comic books and fashion. She has held over 25 solo exhibitions with recent significant projects including Other Worlds: Creatures of the In-between, Glen Eira City Council Gallery, Melbourne (2017); Kate Beynon: Friendly Beasts, Children’s Art Centre, QAGOMA (2017) and An-Li: A Chinese Ghost Tale, TarraWarra Museum of Art (2015), accompanied by a book of the same title commissioned by Art and Australia/ARTAND Foundation.

Kate Beynon is our current Bella Room commission artist

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: Kate Beynon, Room of Lucky Charms, 2017, commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia for the Jackson Bella Room, 2017, image courtesy the artist, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne and Milani Gallery, Brisbane and © the artist

image for ARTBAR January 2018

– When

19 January 2018, 7:00-11:00pm

– Admission

This event has finished.

Booking fees apply

Buy tickets here