– 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


Laughter Sessions

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


ARTBAR January 2018

19 Jan, 7.00pm, Throughout the MCA


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 November 2017
– Curated by Lucy Simpson

ARTBAR happens after dark on the last Friday of every month.

For the month of November, exhibitions, music and live acts come together under the direction of artist Lucy Simpson, transforming the MCA into a pulsating piece of performance art, for the last ARTBAR on 2017!

Plus: Double down on art with free entry to Pipilotti Rist: Sip My Ocean on the night.

Friday 24 November 2017, 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 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 Lucy Simpson

Lucy Simpson is a Sydney-based artist and designer with a focus on storytelling and narrative to share aspects of country and contemporary South Eastern Aboriginal culture. She is a Yuwaalaraay woman belonging to the freshwater country of the Walgett and Angledool areas of North West New South Wales, an area from which she draws inspiration for much of her work. She founded design studio and label ‘Gaawaa Miyay’ in 2009 and continues as the Artistic Director and Principal Designer.

Upon graduation in 2010 with a Bachelor of Design at the College of Fine Arts (now UNSW Art and Design), Simpson received the COFA Object Award in Design and the Longina Phillips Textiles Award. Lucy has exhibited works in group shows at Object Australian Design Centre, Blacktown Arts Centre, Casula Powerhouse, as part of the London Design Festival and at the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad India. In 2014 Lucy was named one of the four recipients of the British Council’s Indigenous Creative Leadership Program.

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: Beautiful Deadly, image courtesy of Lucy Simpson

image for ARTBAR November 2017

– When

24 November 2017, 7:00-11:00pm

– Where


Venue info

– Admission

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