– Highlights


Primavera 2017

23 Aug - 19 Nov


Hilarie Mais

23 Aug - 19 Nov

Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Aug

– Learning Events


Art Safari

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

Special Event

ARTBAR October 2017

27 Oct, 7.00pm, MCA


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

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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