– Highlights


Jon Campbell: MCA Collection

04 Dec - 25 Feb

Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Aug


21st Biennale of Sydney

16 Mar - 11 Jun

– Learning Events


ARTBAR February 2018

23 Feb, 7.00pm, Throughout the MCA


Wearable art workshop

07 Mar, 6.00pm, Level 3: Digital Studio in NCCL


International Women’s Day 2018

08 Mar, 10.30am, Throughout the 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.

Special Event

Farewell Teena
– Bella Room Open Day

Come & help us Farewell Teena. Explore an interactive installation by Sydney-based artist David Capra commissioned by the MCA for this unique space that invites children and young people with specific needs to look, touch, listen, play and imagine.

Sun 17 April, 10am – 2pm
Free, Drop in
National Centre for Creative Learning, Level 3

On Sunday we farewell Teena’s Bathtime, artist David Capra’s commissioned installation for the 2015 Bella Room. Meet big Teena, make doggie treats, hear from Mind Dogs Australia and sample the special Teena-inspired scent. A send-off to set off all the senses.



10am – 2pm
Live Teena Skype projection (Teena is holidaying up the coast. Lucky dog!)
Bake-free doggie treats and craft workshops
Perfume sampling of Teena’s Bathtime: Eau de Wet Dogge

1 – 2pm
Special event: ‘Top Dogs’
Come and learn all about mind dogs in a special Q & A with mindDog Australia in conversation with David Capra

‘Teena’s Bathtime’ is the fourth annual Bella Commission. The commission series invites artists to realise an interactive space for people with specific needs, including those with physical, intellectual, emotional or behavioural disability.
The Jackson Bella Room is situated in the National Centre for Creative Learning at the MCA.

The MCA Bella program was established in 1993 through the generosity of MCA patrons Dr Edward Jackson AM and Mrs Cynthia Jackson AM, and the Jackson family in memory of their late daughter and sister Belinda.

Image: Artist David Capra and his sausage dog Teena in the 2015 Bella Room Commission. Image courtesy and © the artist. Photograph: Anna Kucera.

image for Farewell Teena

– When

17 April 2016, 10:00am-2:00pm

– Admission

This event has finished.