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Louise Hearman

29 Sep - 04 Dec

Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Aug

– Learning Events

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Learn and Grow

27 Oct, 2.00pm, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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ARTBAR October 2016

28 Oct, 7.00pm, MCA

25 Birthday Weekend

Artist Talk

11 Nov, 1.30pm, Level 2: Veolia Lecture Theatre

– News from inside the MCA

Fairfield Eating Excursion

Women of Fairfield co-curator and PYT Artistic Director, Karen Therese takes us on a food safari through Fairfield, Sydney. more

Please Touch: Tactile Tours for Families

Artist Educator, Brook Morgan gives us a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the development of this new program for families. more

Interview with September film curator Adrian Martin

James Vaughan speaks to Australian arts critic and audiovisual artist Adrian Martin about the month of contemporary Portuguese cinema he has guest curated for the MCA more

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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.

Special Event

Mother Artist Forum

Artists and co-creators of BIG Kids Magazine Jo Pollitt and Lilly Blue will be hosting the first Mother Artist Network forum at the MCA. Joined by artists Emma Magenta and Emma Gale, the panel will explore the challenge and rich terrain of navigating motherhood with an ongoing professional art practice. The Mother Artist Network (MAN)) was launched in 2011 as a platform to provoke dialogue about creative practice and motherhood.

‘We are most interested in how the immersion of motherhood both interrupts the continuum of art-making and similarly invites a highly creative process marked by intensity, speed, rigour, and value.’

Issue 6 of BIG Kids Magazine ‘Patterns and Pathways’ will be launched after this event, from 12 noon.

Please note this is a free event. Limited tickets will be available on the door however bookings are highly recommended

Image courtesy Paul Dunn. Mother Artist and BIG contributor Alexandra Harrison with little Rainer.

This sold out event ran on May 25, 2014.

You can listen to a recording of the event below.


Jo Pollitt is a choreographer, writer, performer, dramaturge, educator and mentor. Based in Perth, Jo has an MA in Creative Arts, lectures in dance at WAAPA and thrives on the rich complexity of life as an independent artist and mother of three. Jo is the co-creator of BIG Kids Magazine.

Jo Pollit

Lilly Blue is visual artist, educator and visionary in connecting and amplifying the creative space between children and artists. Currently based in Sydney, Lilly has worked extensively in New York and is represented by Art2muse in Sydney and LWS in Paris. Lilly is the co-creator of BIG Kids Magazine.

Lilly Blue

Emma Magenta is a multi-media artist and author of several books including the award winning The Peril of Magnificent Love and The Gradual Demise of Phillipa Finch, also an ABC television series. Emma derives her inspiration from the creative world of the child. She is currently editing her first young adult fiction novel and teaching Capoeira to children.

Emma Magenta

Emma Gale is an artist living and working in Northern NSW. Having two children 13 and 6, she has managed to balance the role of motherhood with an incredibly successful art practice with recent solo exhibitions of works on paper and paintings. Her work is held in collections across Australia and the UK, USA, Hong Kong, Dubai and Canada. Emma Gale is represented by Anthea Polson Art, QLD.

Emma Gale
image for Mother Artist Forum

– When

25 May 2014, 10:30-11:30am

– Admission

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