– 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.


Artist’s Film Picks: Annette Messager

Get inside the mind of this international acclaimed French artist by watching this collection of her favourite films.

Sat 9, 16, 23, 30 Aug and 6, 13 Sep, 2pm

Sat 16 Aug
Lola Montès
115 minutes
Director: Max Ophuls
Classification: M
French with English Subtitles

Lola Montès is a visually ravishing, narratively daring dramatization of the life of the notorious courtesan and showgirl, played by Martine Carol. With his customary cinematographic flourish and, for the first time, vibrant color, Max Ophuls charts the course of Montès’s scandalous past through the invocations of the bombastic ringmaster (Peter Ustinov) of the American circus where she has ended up performing. Ophuls’s final film, Lola Montès is at once a magnificent romantic melodrama, a meditation on the lurid fascination with celebrity, and a one-of-a-kind movie spectacle

FREE, drop-in, over 15s only
Please be seated by 2pm

Sat 23 Aug: La Règle du Jeu Dir: Jean Renoir (1939)

Sat 30 Aug: Hiroshima Mon Amour Dir: Alain Resnais (1959)

Sat 6 Sep: De Battre Mon Coeur S’est Arrêté Dir: Jacques Audiard (2004)

Sat 13 Sep: Ghost Dog Dir: Jim Jarmusch (1999)

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– When

16 August 2014, 2:00-4:00pm

– Admission

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