– 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


Art + Film

13 Jan, 2.00pm, Level 2: Veolia Lecture Theatre


ARTBAR January 2018

19 Jan, 7.00pm, Throughout the MCA


Contemporary Kids School Holiday Program

23 Jan, 10.30am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

– 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

Coming up in 2018…

Next year is one of the most exciting and diverse seasons yet. Find out what’s on. more

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.

25 Birthday Weekend

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– Behind the scenes with MCA architect

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Join architect Sam Marshall for a look back at the design process for the MCA’s 2012 Mordant Wing and learn more about the unusual uses and unexpected ways audiences interact with the building’s spaces – including the new MCA Galleries and the National Centre for Creative Learning.

Friday 11 November, 2.30 – 3.30pm
Tour begins in the Digital Studio on Level 3
FREE, bookings recommended

In the mid-2000s as the MCA’s audience grew and its programs expanded, the need to transform the historic building into a museum equipped for the 21st century became evident.

A major $53 million redevelopment of the MCA by Sydney architect Sam Marshall in association with the New South Wales Government Architect’s Office commenced in August 2010. The refurbished building, which opened on 29 March 2012, increased the MCA’s total size by almost 50 per cent with the addition of 4,500 square metres, including a new five-storey wing. A combination of cutting-edge architecture and new technologies set a new standard for collaboration with audiences

About Sam Marshall
Sam Marshall is the principal of an award-winning private architectural practice Marshall Architect, headquartered in Sydney’s Bondi Junction. Marshall was awarded the 2000 RAIA Wilkinson Award, President’s Award for Recycled Buildings and the Conservation Award for his design involving a warehouse conversion in Darlinghurst.
He is a recipient of the Dulux Colour Award for Best Interior, the Marrickville Medal and the Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship, for which he mounted the exhibition Supermodels. Notable completed works include numerous residential projects; interiors for four film production studios; and works to art galleries including Sydney’s Darren Knight Gallery, Object Gallery and extensions to Campbelltown Art Gallery. He has been a member of the NSW Ministry for the Arts Capital Infrastructure Committee and a Board Member of the Australian Centre for Photography.

Image: Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, photo, Brett Boardman

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11 November 2016, 2:30-3:30pm

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