– Highlights

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Special Event

ARTBAR April 2017

Today, 6.45pm, MCA

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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

– Learning Events

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Special Event

ARTBAR April 2017

Today, 6.45pm, MCA

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Workshop

Workshop

03 May, 6.30pm, Level 3: Digital Studio in NCCL

– News from inside the MCA

Young Art Lovers' Book List

To celebrate World Book Day (Sunday 23 April) the MCA Store and MCA Learning crew have teamed up to put together a selection of fun, inspiring and engaging titles sure to spark the imaginations of budding artists and creative thinkers. more

From the archives: Curious catalogue

Never judge a book by its cover? In this issue of our monthly archive series, MCA Archives and Records Management Coordinator, Stephanie, leafs through some unusual pages more

Girl On Film: Erin Coates

The National 2017: New Australian Art artist Erin Coates gets in the driving seat for our April film experience 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
Tickets
Pre-sale
$24 General
$18 MCA Members and Concessions*

Door Sale
(subject to availability)
$28 General
$22 MCA Members and Concessions*

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

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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

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