– Highlights

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Exhibition

Pipilotti Rist: Sip my ocean

01 Nov - 18 Feb

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Exhibition

Jon Campbell: MCA Collection

04 Dec - 25 Feb

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Exhibition

Word: MCA Collection

04 Dec - 18 Feb

– Learning Events

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Workshop

Laughter Sessions

16 Dec, 2.00pm, Level 3: Creative Studios in NCCL

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Event

ARTBAR January 2018

19 Jan, 7.00pm, Throughout the MCA

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Tour

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

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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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