– 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 Kids School Holiday Program
– Fact and Fantasy

Unpack your imagination and enter a world of fantasy and memories in a week-long art-making extravaganza inspired by art of Jenny Watson.

Grab an activity sheet and explore Jenny Watson: The Fabric of Fantasy through fun drawing, writing and performance activities. Keep an eye out for a recurring cast of real and fictional characters including horses, ballerinas, rock guitarists and cats!

Back in the Creative Studios, play with portraiture and experiment with a variety of mixed media materials to create into your own autobiographical artwork.

A Family Ticket is valid from Tuesday 26 September–Sunday 1 October 2017 which provides access to this drop-in program and art making.

Family Ticket
$15 per family
$10 MCA Members and Concession*
Booking fees apply
Purchase your family ticket online or on the door
(Family ticket: 2 Adults and up to 3 Children ages 4 – 12yrs.
$2 per additional child. Babies up to 1 year old are FREE)

Tuesday 26 September–Sunday 1 October 2017
10.30am – 4pm*
Creative Studios, Level 3
Drop-in, ages 4+

Please note this program finishes at 3pm on Friday 29 September


Vacation Care Groups
Vacation Care groups are very welcome to join the Contemporary Kids program. We ask that children are accompanied by supervising adults. Supervision ratio is 1 adult per 3 children.
$5 per child. Supervising adults FREE

To make a group booking please contact us on 02 9245 2442 or learning@mca.com.au

*Concession: Tertiary/TAFE/ESL Students with photo ID, Senior’s Card holders, Unemployed/Concession Card holders, Nava card holders

Image: MCA Family program participants, photography: Anna Kucera

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– When

26 September 2017, 10:30am-4:00pm

– Admission

This event has finished.

Booking fees apply

Buy tickets here