– 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.


Sounds on the Terrace
– Alex Gibson

Experience the magic of Circular Quay from the prime vantage point of the MCA Sculpture Terrace, enjoy the sounds of talented performers over dinner and drinks from the MCA Cafe

Alex Gibson
Every so often over, the dim roar of background noise, through the clutter of sound, a single sound rises above it all. Having honed his skills busking in the streets of Sydney, Alex Gibson has such a sound. Compared to City and Colours Dallas Green, he has a sound that is at once sweet and sultry, and absolutely heartfelt.
Alex Gibson has rightly earned the reputation as one of Australia’s hardest working, most talented musical artists.
The Canberra-born performer, who rocketed to fame after being spotted busking and asked by producers to audition for Season 2 of The Voice in 2013, is set to release his next single ‘Heartbeats’ and an EP in 2015.
His haunting vocals and unique style have seen Alex establish a loyal fan base, with two successful independent national tours in 2013 and 2014.
Describing his music as a “mix between Folk, Soul, Blues, Jazz and Rock,” Alex cites Paul Simon, Steve Wonder and The Beatles among his musical influences.
After being mentored by internationally-acclaimed artist Seal and progressing through to be a Top 12 finalist on The Voice, Alex has shared the stage with renowned acts, including Diesel, Wendy Matthews, Daryl Braithwaite, The Black Sorrows, Kate Ceberano, Mental as Anything, Patrick James, the Pierce Brothers, Castlecomer, Mark Wilkinson, Woodlock, The Potbelleez and Uncle Jed.
Alex Gibson’s forthcoming single and EP releases are anticipated following his debut record This is Life in 2012, which jumped to number two on the Australian singer/songwriter charts.

Click here to listen to more of his tunes

6.30 – 8:30pm
Free, Drop in
MCA Sculpture Terrace, Level 4

Image Credit: Vassi Lena

image for Sounds on the Terrace

– When

28 May 2015, 6:30-8:30pm

– Admission

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