– 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
– Pop Shrines

Work with artist Liam Benson to explore the ‘shrine’ through a contemporary perspective. Create your own holy (or not so holy) altar using popular culture and everyday life as inspiration.

Each week focus on a different process. Collaborate to construct a large scale shrine, create a hallowed metropolis of miniature forms and take home your own personal shrine.

Experiment with beading, crystals, electronic kitsch, collage, every-day materials, fabric (and sequins – of course!) to make your contemporary relique, icon or mini-monument.

All ages and experiences welcome. Materials provided.

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

Image: Liam Benson, The Executioner, 2015
© The artist and Artereal Gallery

image for Lights On Later

– When

18 February 2016, 5:30-6:30pm

– Admission

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