– Highlights

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Exhibition

Primavera 2017

23 Aug - 19 Nov

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Exhibition

Hilarie Mais

23 Aug - 19 Nov

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Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Aug

– Learning Events

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Workshop

Art Safari

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

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Special Event

ARTBAR October 2017

27 Oct, 7.00pm, MCA

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Talk

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

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MCA Collection

Works from the MCA Collection

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Collection Artist Interviews

Watch our latest interviews in the MCA Video Portal

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Joint acquisitions by MCA and Tate

The Program promotes Australian art globally, helping Australian artists reach new audiences.

Screening

Film Picks: Chuck Close

Artists David Capra, Julie Fragar, Emily Hunt and Curator Glenn Barkley bring you films inspired by the work of Chuck Close

Sat 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Jan, 2pm

Sat 17 Jan – Julie Fragar
Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts
119 minutes
2007
Director: Scott Hicks
Classification: PG

Artist Julie Fragar chose Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts in which Chuck Close appears. Thematically and structurally the film has a literal and structural connection to Close’ work. Fragar says for her ‘Close is about working out the problems of painting in a very tight space that feels like an ontological metaphor. The limitation of head shot paintings sets up a situation where the possibilities of painting must thrash around inside a very definite set of limitations. That space reads to me as a very formal and self-reflexive approach to painting but also as a parallel to human living; we are all always bound to solve our problems within the predetermined strictures of our bodies/relationships/life situations.’

FREE, drop-in
Please be seated by 2pm

Sat 24 Jan: Don’t Look Back Dir: D. A. Pennebaker (2006)

Sat 31 Jan: Under the Rainbow Dir: Steve Rash (1981)



Chuck Close, Self-Portrait (Yellow Raincoat), 2013, archival watercolour pigment print (90º) on Hahnemühle rag paper, edition of 10, © Chuck Close in association with Magnolia Editions, Oakland, courtesy Pace Gallery, photograph courtesy Magnolia Editions, Oakland and Pace Gallery

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– When

17 January 2015, 2:00-3:59pm

– Admission

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