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Special Event

Lights on Later
– March 13

Come by after work on a Thursday for Lights on Later to discover our Collection, take part in pop-up activities, attend talks or workshops and enjoy a meal.

5—6pm GIF Yourself! FREE

6—8pm Soft Part Colours: Workshop with Barbara Campbell FREE

6—8.30pm Sounds on the Sculpture Terrace FREE

7pm Guided Tour FREE

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GIF yourself!

Thursdays in March
FREE, drop in
Digital Studios, National Centre for Creative Learning

Join us in our state-of-the-art Digital Studio for a hilarious one hour workshop lead by new media artist Giselle Stanborough. Learn how to create your own simple animated GIF image using our touch screen computers.
You don’t have to be computer nerd to get a kick out of this class as no prior experience or technical knowledge is necessary. Kids, adults, experts and beginners are all welcome.

GIF Yourself!

Reschool: Soft Part Colours
Workshop with Barbara Campbell

Thursday 13 Mar
FREE, bookings essential
Creative Studios, National Centre for Creative Learning

‘In a short time after death (sometimes in a few hours) these colors, particularly those of the bills, change very materially, the brighter hues giving place to a more and more uniform and dusky tint.’ *

Sunset, high tide and the end of summer: the perfect time for thinking about birds. Barbara Campbell will lead a combined group of bird-lovers and artists in a watercolour workshop to record the fugitive ‘soft part colours’ of migratory birds. Working from 19th century descriptions of bird colours, the birders will bring their experience of observations in the field; the artists, their training in colour mixing, to create a flock of colour works. The workshop is timed to coincide with the fugitive light of dusk and the seasonal departure of migratory birds from Australia.

*Gurdon Trumbull, Names And Portraits Of Birds Which Interest Gunners With Descriptions In Languages Understanded Of The People, New York: Harper, 1888, p. vii

About the artist
Barbara Campbell has performed in Australia, Europe and the USA, in museums, galleries, public buildings, photographs, on film, video, radio, and the internet, in silence and with words, still and moving, since 1982. She is an Associate Artist with the Department of Performance Studies, University of Sydney and a PhD candidate at Sydney College of the Arts.



Sounds on the Terrace

Thursdays in March
FREE, drop in
Level 4

Experience the magic of Circular Quay from the prime vantage point of the MCA Sculpture Terrace listening to the sounds of DJ Dara Gill over dinner and drinks from the MCA Cafe.

Little Dara

Guided Tour

Every Thursday
MCA Galleries

Tour the MCA with our volunteer guides and discover art, artists and their hidden stories.

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