– 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


Art + Film

13 Jan, 2.00pm, Level 2: Veolia Lecture Theatre


ARTBAR January 2018

19 Jan, 7.00pm, Throughout the MCA


Contemporary Kids School Holiday Program

23 Jan, 10.30am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

– 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.


Contemporary Film program
– Daddy Longlegs

In April we kick off our Contemporary Film program, in partnership with the Melbourne International Film Festival, with a focus on five films by emerging New York film makers, Joshua and Benny Safdie and Alex Ross Perry.

Sat 9 April 2016, 2pm
FREE, drop-in
Veolia Lecture Theatre

Daddy Longlegs

Directors – Joshua Safdie and Benny Safdie
Year: 2009
Running time: 100 mins
Rated: MA

Every year, Lenny gets two weeks with his sons Sage and Frey. With no real parenting instincts, Lenny is determined to instead be best friend to the boys. But the responsibility soon becomes too much for him, and Lenny does his best to foist them onto neighbours and even strangers as the trio attempts to survive the fortnight together.

“[Ronald] Bronstein’s performance is crucial. It’s difficult to make a manic character plausible, but he does. – Roger Ebert

Image credit- Promotional poster

image for Contemporary Film program

– When

9 April 2016, 2:00-3:40pm

– Admission

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