– Highlights

Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Dec


The National 2017

30 Mar - 18 Jun


Kader Attia

12 Apr - 30 Jul

– Learning Events


Art Baby

04 May, 10.30am, MCA



12 May, 9.00am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning


MCA Zine Fair 2017

21 May, 10.30am, MCA

– News from inside the MCA

Young Art Lovers' Book List

To celebrate World Book Day (Sunday 23 April) the MCA Store and MCA Learning crew have teamed up to put together a selection of fun, inspiring and engaging titles sure to spark the imaginations of budding artists and creative thinkers. more

From the archives: Curious catalogue

Never judge a book by its cover? In this issue of our monthly archive series, MCA Archives and Records Management Coordinator, Stephanie, leafs through some unusual pages more

Girl On Film: Erin Coates

The National 2017: New Australian Art artist Erin Coates gets in the driving seat for our April film experience 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.


Naturist Tour
– International Women’s Day

To celebrate International Women’s Day, join us for this iteration of Stuart Ringholt’s Naturist Tour – open to people who identify as women only.

Gain a new perspective on the MCA Collection by viewing it nude. Remove the material barriers between artist and audience for a morning naturist tour followed by a breakfast. The work deals with themes of fear and embarrassment and the potentially liberating effects of enjoying art in the nude. In 2017 the MCA will be presenting this work with a range of tour speakers. This staging of the work will be led by Gill Nicol, MCA Director, Audience Engagement.

The MCA affirms that experiences of womanhood are many and varied. We bear witness to this great variety and welcome women from all cultures, and with all bodies, to take part in this artwork. If you have any queries about this staging of the work, please contact mca.participate@mca.com.au

Exhibited as part of MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

About Gill Nicol

Gill Nicol originally trained as an artist and has over thirty years’ experience in the arts, working with contemporary art and audiences. Originally from Wales she joined the MCA as Director, Audience Engagement in July 2015.

About Stuart Ringholt

Stuart Ringholt is based in Melbourne and has exhibited nationally and internationally. His work takes many forms, from performance, video and sculpture to collaborative workshops, and is characterised by a resolute sense of art as a social enterprise.

Tickets & Pricing

Wednesday 8 March 2017, 7–9am (please arrive at 6.45am for a 7am start)
$25/$20 MCA Members and Concessions
(2 tickets max per person)
Level 2 Galleries
Bookings required

18+ only, changing area available.


MCA International Women’s Day Events

Please note that the MCA uses an external ticketing provider for all our ticketed programs. To create an account to purchase tickets, audiences will be asked to select their Gender with the options of Male or Female. We realise that these options are limited and are not representative of the varied experiences of gender. We apologise for any discomfort caused by this part of the booking process. We are working with our ticket provider to amend this for future programs. Audiences are also welcome to book tickets with us via phone (+61 2 9245 2400) or in person at the gallery.

Image: Stuart Ringholt, Preceded by a tour of the show by artist Stuart Ringholt, 6-8pm. The artist will be naked. Those who wish only to join the tour must also be naked. Adults only, 2011, [artist talk and drinks] framed poster, performance documentation, MCA Collection, 2012, Museum of Contemporary Art, purchased with funds provided by the MCA Foundation, 2015. Featured: Robert Owen, Sunrise #3, 2005, acrylic on wall, Museum of Contemporary Art, purchased 2005, image courtesy and © the artist, Photograph: Christo Crocker.

image for Naturist Tour

– When

8 March 2017, 6:45-9:00am

– Admission

This event has finished.

Booking fees apply

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