– Highlights

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Exhibition

Primavera 2017

23 Aug - 19 Nov

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Exhibition

Hilarie Mais

23 Aug - 19 Nov

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Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Aug

– Learning Events

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Workshop

Art Safari

27 Oct, 1.00pm, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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Special Event

ARTBAR October 2017

27 Oct, 7.00pm, MCA

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Talk

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): 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

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

– 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.

Screening

Artist & Curator Film Picks
– Energies: Haines & Hinterding: Orphee

Get inside the mind of artists by watching some of their favourite films. Bring a friend to this diverse program of films selected by artists and curators.

Films happen every Saturday at 2pm
FREE, drop-in
Veolia Lecture Theatre

Sat 4, 11, 18, 25 July, 2pm

Film

Orphée dir. by Jean Cocteau (1950)

At the Café des Poètes in Paris, a fight breaks out between the poet Orphée (Jean Marais) and a group of resentful upstarts. A rival poet, Cègeste (Edouard Dermit), is killed, and a mysterious princess (María Casares) insists on taking Orpheus and the body away in her Rolls-Royce. Orphée soon finds himself in the underworld, where the Princess announces that she is, in fact, Death. Orpheus escapes in the car back to the land of the living, only to become obsessed with the car radio.

1 hr 35 mins
Rated MA 15
In French with English subtitles

Watch the trailer

Ann Finegan is a Sydney writer and educator in the field of contemporary arts and theory. Her special interest is cinema and moving image. In 2012, she co-founded of Cementa Contemporary Arts Festival and is currently a co-director and chief curator.

Image Credit- Orphee Promotional Poster (1950)

image for Artist & Curator Film Picks

– When

4 July 2015, 2:00-3:35pm

– Admission

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