– Highlights


Pipilotti Rist: Sip my ocean

01 Nov - 18 Feb


Jon Campbell: MCA Collection

04 Dec - 25 Feb


Word: MCA Collection

04 Dec - 18 Feb

– Learning Events


Art + Film

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


ARTBAR January 2018

19 Jan, 7.00pm, Throughout the MCA


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

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.


Lights On Later
– Fan Art

Explore a different form of fan art each week with artist Giselle Stanborough, investigating the intersection of personal and popular culture.

All ages and experiences welcome. Materials provided.

Thursdays in April, 5.30–6.30pm
FREE, drop-in
Creative Studios, National Centre for Creative Learning

Week 1
Make your own version of the classic pencil drawing from a photograph of your celebrity crush.

Week 2
Examine celebrity branding and create a portrait of a celeb using their associated objects and symbols as tools (Think David Bowie’s lightning bolt, Michael Jackson’s glove, lady Gaga’s bow hair style). Think about what your own personal insignia is and make a poster collage.

Week 3
Consider the celebrity perfume phenomenon. Design your own perfume bottle and recipe using your favorite things as inspiration.

Week 4
Gather soundbites and form your own personalized celebrity sound remix.

Image: Davida Allen, Sam Neill fantasy (2), 1986, gouache and pastel on paper Museum of Contemporary Art, gift of Loti Smorgon AO and Victor Smorgon AC, 1995
Image courtesy and © the artist

image for Lights On Later

– When

21 April 2016, 5:30-6:30pm

– Admission

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