– 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
– Rorschach Remix

Experiment each week using the ‘inkblot test’ as a starting point to create some unexpected art.

Beginning as a method of psychological evaluation, the Rorschach inkblot test has greatly influenced popular culture and continues to inspire contemporary visual artists, such as Matthys Gerber.

Week one: Ink and paint blot paintings experimenting with shape, colour and scale to see how these composition elements effect our interpretation of abstract designs.

Week two: Re-work inkblot images to add pictorial content through the medium of drawing, painting and collage material. Evoke landscapes or a figures within the abstract images.

Week three: The art of folding, doubling and cropping in order to make representational images abstract. Work with paper collage, ipads as well as 'point and shoot cameras’ to look at the potential of kaleidoscopic effects of digital image augmentation.

Week four: Experiment with sound using the techniques of the Rorschach ink blots to transform recognizable sounds and songs into abstract, evocative soundscapes. Reversing, repeating, distorting tempo and pitch, this weeks workshop looks at the tension that exists between the explicit and senses beyond sight.

Week five: Revisit the simplicity of working with ink and paper. Take home an original piece of art created with your own hands. Stick to the integrity of black-on-white or let loose with our generous selection of coloured inks!

Thurs in Oct, 5.30–6.30pm
FREE, drop-in
Creative Studios, National Centre for Creative Learning

Image: Matthys Gerber, Monitor, 2008, oil on cotton, image courtesy and © the artist, Monash University Collection, purchased 2008

image for Lights On Later

– When

8 October 2015, 5:30-6:30pm

– Admission

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