– 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

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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

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MCA Collection

Works from the MCA Collection

Collection Artist Interviews

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Joint acquisitions by MCA and Tate

The Program promotes Australian art globally, helping Australian artists reach new audiences.


Making by unmaking

Thursdays in Jan 8, 15, 22 & 29 , 6 – 7pm
FREE, drop in
MCA Galleries

Gain a different perspective on the work of Christian Capurro in Taking it all away, through talks and performances devised in collaboration with the artist, with a focus on the concept of ‘making by unmaking’.

Thursday 15 – Join MCA conservators in a 'dermal reading’ of Christian Capurro’s 'Another Misspent Portrait of Etienne de Silhouette’

Thursday 22 – When does a fashion magazine become an artwork? When you remove anything to do with fashion. But is it really that simple? In her talk Erasing Fashion: Reflections on Fashion Photography and Christian Capurro’s 'Another Misspent Portrait of Etienne de Silhouette’, Karen de Perthuis discusses fashion, capitalism, art and the utopian ideal of a world without fashion

Thursday 29 – An extended dermal reading of the ‘Another Misspent Portrait of Etienne de Silhouette’ magazine with curator Natasha Bullock.
In a late correction to the program, popular demand sees a second night when the erased and inscribed Vogue Hommes magazine will be available to be touched and held.

Christian Capurro, Coda (Another Misspent Portrait of Etienne de Silhouette, 2005-2007, digital composite of the 125 double-page spreads of the erased 'AMPEdS’ magazine viewed-as-one type C photograph, Museum of Contemporary Art, purchased with funds provided by the MCA Foundation, 2013, image courtesy and © the artist

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– When

15 January 2015, 6:00-7:00pm

– Admission

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