– 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

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

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

– 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, 1:30-2:00pm

– Admission

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