– 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.


Indigenous Astronomy Talk

Join charismatic astrophysicist and Indigenous expert Ray Norris on a fascinating journey interpreting the sky. Learn about the diversity of astronomical traditions in Australia, each with its own particular expression of cosmology. From religious and mythological meanings, to using the motions of celestial bodies and phenomena for calendar purposes discover the intriguing connection between indigenous culture and the universe.
Afterwards, put Ray’s ideas into practice and make some astronomy-inspired art with MCA Artist Educator in the NCCL.

Thurs 6, 13, 20, 27 Nov
5:30-6.30pm, Level 2, Seminar Room.
FREE all ages
image: Ray Norris with Wardaman elder Bill Yidumduma Harney at the “First Astronomers“, Darwin Festival & Science Week, August 2009. image © Bec Allen photography

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13 November 2014, 5:30-7:00pm

– Admission

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