– Highlights


Jon Campbell: MCA Collection

04 Dec - 25 Feb

Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Aug


21st Biennale of Sydney

16 Mar - 11 Jun

– Learning Events


ARTBAR February 2018

23 Feb, 7.00pm, Throughout the MCA


Wearable art workshop

07 Mar, 6.00pm, Level 3: Digital Studio in NCCL


International Women’s Day 2018

08 Mar, 10.30am, Throughout the MCA

– News from inside the MCA

The Importance of Laughter

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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.


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

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