– Highlights

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Exhibition

Pipilotti Rist: Sip my ocean

01 Nov - 18 Feb

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Exhibition

Jon Campbell: MCA Collection

04 Dec - 25 Feb

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Exhibition

Word: MCA Collection

04 Dec - 18 Feb

– Learning Events

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Workshop

Laughter Sessions

16 Dec, 2.00pm, Level 3: Creative Studios in NCCL

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Event

ARTBAR January 2018

19 Jan, 7.00pm, Throughout the MCA

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Tour

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

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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 March 2017
– Curated by Jess Johnson and Simon Ward

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.

Jess Johnson & Simon Ward graffiti the MCA into a dystopic drive-in for this month’s MCA ARTBAR. Bunker inside the architecture of the MCA and move through a series of viewing zones, engaging with film, art and music along the way.

Toecutter will bring their own brand of thrash metal from the wastelands of Australia, Philip Brophy’s sonicscapes and video works will be projected throughout the Museum and the smell of burnt sausages from the post-apocalyptic BBQ will only be amplified by the… Burnt Sausages.

Friday 31 March, 7-11pm
Throughout the MCA

*Booking fees apply

#‎MCAARTBAR‬

Join the Facebook event here

About the Curators
Simon Ward lives and works in Melbourne. As an animator with a background in making music videos, he has developed a style influenced by the history of cinematographic special effects and animation. His work in video and animation is varied and usually involves collaboration with musicians, writers or visual artists. Ward employs a DIY approach that utilises self-taught effects and animation techniques, generating visual imagery that mixes reality with the fantastical.

Jess Johnson lives and works in Melbourne and New York. Johnson’s drawing and installation practice is influenced by the speculative intersections between language, science fiction, culture and technology. In her drawings she depicts complex worlds that combine densely layered patterns, objects and figures within architectural settings. Johnson’s drawings are often displayed within constructed environments that act as physical portals into her speculative worlds. Her recent video collaborations with Simon Ward have involved translating her drawings into animated video and virtual reality, thus enabling an audience to have the simulated experience of entering the hypnotic realms depicted in her drawings.

Image: Jess Johnson, Worldweb Allthing (VIDEO STILL) 2016, image courtesy of the artist

image for ARTBAR March 2017

– When

31 March 2017, 7:00-11:00pm

– Where

MCA

Venue info

– Admission

This event has finished.

Booking fees apply

Buy tickets here