– 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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Screening

Art + Film

13 Jan, 2.00pm, Level 2: Veolia Lecture Theatre

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Event

ARTBAR January 2018

19 Jan, 7.00pm, Throughout the MCA

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Workshop

Contemporary Kids School Holiday Program

23 Jan, 10.30am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

– 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

George Gittoes
– Snow Monkey

Discover the work of Australian artist and filmmaker and 2015 Sydney Peace Prize winner, George Gittoes, who examines the effects of injustice and global conflict.

MCA presents the Sydney premiere of Gittoes’ new documentary Snow Monkey (2015), produced out of the Yellow House in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. This is the third in a trilogy of films under the title of What the World Needs Now that also includes Love City, Jalalabad (2013) and Miscreants of Taliwood (2009), both also showing in this special, limited season of screenings.

Fri 20 Nov, 1pm
Public Screening
Level 2, Veolia Lecture Theatre
FREE, Booking recommended

SNOW MONKEY (2015)

149 mins
Rated 18+
Languages: English, Pushto
In Snow Monkey, Gittoes paints a portrait of a Jalalabad seething with humanity, adversity and hope – focusing on three gangs of children: the Ghostbusters, persecuted Koochi boys who hawk exorcisms of bad luck and demons; the Snow Monkeys, who sell ice cream to support their families; and the Gangsters, a razor gang led by a nine-year-old antihero called Steel, terrifying to the core but still capable of experiencing aspects of the childhood seemingly taken from him. With a deeply humane vision, Gittoes shows us the unseen nature of Afghanistan’s politics, culture and society, up close and startlingly personal.
This screening marks the Sydney premiere of Snow Monkey.

WARNING: contains scenes of graphic violence that may offend.

Credits:
Writer and Director: George Gittoes
Producer: George Gittoes, Lizzette Atkins
Music Director: Hellen Rose
Unicorn Films and Screen Australia

Image: George Gittoes, Snow Monkey (still), 2015

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– When

20 November 2015, 1:00-3:30pm

– Admission

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