– 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.


Sold out: Keynote Lecture: Grayson Perry
– 'How to be an artist just like me'

Sorry this event is sold out!

How do artists self-define and play the art-world game? How do artists negotiate power? Self-belief? Recognition?

Grayson Perry’s first talk in Australia, at the Sydney Opera House, coincides with his exhibition at the MCA and will draw focus to his quest in helping contemporary art in its struggle to be understood and how to navigate the art world, as an artist.

Hear a down-to-earth, often witty first-hand account into the world of an artist continuously challenging preconceptions. Prepare to be captivated as he peels back the complex layers that form his identity, citing the influences and networks that feed into the development and production of his work. Often deeply reflective of his experiences as a transvestite, as well as his childhood and wider social issues such as class, sex and religion, this one-off talk will give you a unique insight into how to be an artist in today’s often challenging world.


Grayson Perry: My Pretty Little Art Career will take place at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia from December 10, 2015 to May 1, 2016 as part of the Sydney International Art Series (Presenting Partner: Citi)

For phone bookings call Sydney Opera House Box Office:
+61 2 9250 7777

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– When

13 December 2015, 3:00-4:00pm

– Admission

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