– 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.


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

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

– Admission

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