– Highlights


Pipilotti Rist: Sip my ocean

01 Nov - 18 Feb


Jon Campbell: MCA Collection

04 Dec - 25 Feb


Word: MCA Collection

04 Dec - 18 Feb

– Learning Events


Laughter Sessions

16 Dec, 2.00pm, Level 3: Creative Studios in NCCL


ARTBAR January 2018

19 Jan, 7.00pm, Throughout the MCA


Art Baby

06 Feb, 12.30pm, MCA

– News from inside the MCA

The Importance of Laughter

We sat down with laughter connoisseur Shari Coventry from Sydney Laughter to discover the truth about laughter and why we need it ahead of this month’s Laughter Sessions. more

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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.

Special Event

Portrait Composition
– Performance in MCA Galleries

Hear two-time ARIA award winning pianist Sally Whitwell perform works in response to the Chuck Close exhibition and in particular inspired by the series of portraits of composer Philip Glass in the unique context of the MCA Galleries.

Fri 23, Sat 24, Sun 25 Jan 12 noon & 1.30pm

FREE with exhibition entry

MCA Galleries, Level 3

Presented with Vexations840

Australian sound creative Sally Whitwell is a pianist, composer, conductor and educator whose primary purpose is to Keep Classical Music Friendly. She’s equally happy performing solo recitals on concert platforms as she is playing rhythmic clapping games with rooms full of eight year olds. Sally is well known for her interpretations of the solo piano works of American composer Philip Glass. Her debut album Mad Rush: Solo Piano Music of Philip Glass won her the 2011 ARIA Award for Best Classical Album. Hers is a deeply personal interpretation, a meditative and introspective reading of one of the worlds great modern compositional masters.

Sally recently performed in Philip Glass’s complete piano etudes at the Perth International Arts Festival, sharing the stage with the composer himself and Japanese pianist Maki Namekawa. Glass gave special permission for Sally to perform excerpts from these unpublished works in recital.
To learn more about Sally visit her website

Pianist Sally Whitwell performing works inspired by composer Philip Glass, installation view, Chuck Close: Prints, Process and Collaboration, MCA, 2015 © the artist. Photo by Tristan Derátz

image for Portrait Composition

– When

25 January 2015, noon-12:30pm

– Admission

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