– 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.


Contemporary Film program
– The pleasure of being robbed

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

The pleasure of being robbed

Director – Joshua Safdie
Year: 2008
Running Time: 80 mins
Rated: MA

Eléonore is young, curious and a kleptomaniac. Lonely and childlike, she wanders the streets of New York City, a free-spirited thief who is searching for meaning and wonder in the bags of the people she encounters.

“Delightful… A fresh original work and one that bears the marks of New Wave-era cinema.” – Salon

Image credit: Poster, courtesy Visit Films

image for Contemporary Film program

– When

16 April 2016, 2:00-3:20pm

– Admission

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