– 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

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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
– Andy Mammers

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.

Andy Mammers is a veritable thesaurus of descriptive talents. Mostly he’s unassuming, un-influenced and well travelled. With guitar and voice as his tools he has roamed the world playing and paying his way as he went. A return to Australia saw him quickly establish a demand for his organic performance style. Some say that he has an innate sense of guitar that is underlined by his tasteful licks and subtle, selective, and somewhat authoritative delivery. Andy’s take would be simply that he just plays what sounds right. And it is that simplicity that brings audiences in. They are warmed by his ability to change any venue into a lounge room where you become an instant friend delighting at his ability to emerge from sensitive lyrics to an outrageous gazoo solo (again, simply because it sounds right in the song), or charge it up to dish out the rock god classics and pop favourites. As an observant participant in his audience you just don’t know if you should have come back from the bar with hot chocolate and mashmallows or a pint of ale.

7 – 8:30pm
Free, Drop in
MCA Sculpture Terrace, Level 4

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– When

10 December 2015, 7:00-8:30pm

– Admission

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