– Highlights


Primavera 2017

23 Aug - 19 Nov


Hilarie Mais

23 Aug - 19 Nov

Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Dec

– Learning Events

Special Event

ARTBAR September 2017

29 Sep, 7.00pm, MCA


Art Safari

10 Oct, 10.30am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning


Keynote lecture by Pipilotti Rist

05 Nov, 1.00pm, Level 6: Harbourside Room

– News from inside the MCA

Six Films that Changed My Life (for better or worse): Laura Hindmarsh

Primavera 2017 artist Laura Hindmarsh shares six films ahead of her specially curated edition of Art + Film on Saturday 16 September. more

The Many Guises of Jenny Watson

We’ll take you through some of Watson’s many alter egos that are currently housed in our Level 3 Galleries. more

Fresh picks for Father's Day

Discover the gifts that will help you spoil your dad this Father’s Day. 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.

Special Event

ARTBAR September 2017
– Primavera Edition: Curated by Elena Papanikolakis and Kynan Tan

ARTBAR happens after dark every month. Exhibitions, music, and performance come together under the direction of a guest curator, transforming the MCA into a pulsating piece of performance art.

Spring has arrived in full bloom along with a fresh crop of young Australian artists set to galvanize ‘The Primavera Edition’ of ARTBAR curated by Elena Papanikolakis and Kynan Tan.

Friday 29 September 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


Artist Line-up
Naomi Oliver
Kirsty Fromholtz
Sebastian Goldspink
Utility (Austin Buckett and Thomas Smith)
Akil Ahamat + Delilah Lyses-Sapo
Austin Bucket
Kirsten Banks
Danny Wild (Low Flung)
Tim Bruniges
Emily Morandini
Sandy King
Selena de Carvalho
DJ Chanel
T.Morimoto+special guests
Peter Maloney
Lucas Davidson

Current Exhibitions
Level 1 North: Hilarie Mais (Open until 10pm)
Level 1 South: Primavera 2017: Young Australian Artists (Open until 10pm)
Level 2: MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday (Open until 10pm)
Level 3: Jenny Watson: Fabric of Fantasy (Open 9.30pm)

About Primavera
Primavera 2017: Young Australian Artists brings together artworks by eight young artists from across Australia artists that question natural and human-made archives, from the physical to the digital.

For the 26th edition of Primavera, curator Sophia Kouyoumdjian will work with the participating artists to explore the theme of ‘Ancient Futures’. Each work in the exhibition will consider the relationship between existence in the present, and the past, in relation to archives and collections.

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: Kynan Tan, Data Erasure, 2017, computer-generated video, sound, 13:45 minutes, image courtesy the artist; Kaldor Public Art Project 33: Anri Sala; Foley St tenant

image for ARTBAR September 2017

– When

29 September 2017, 7:00-11:00pm

– Where


Venue info

– Admission

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

Booking fees apply

Buy tickets here