– 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

United Nations Mother Language Day

Be part of highlighting the rich diversity of languages that make up the MCA, and listen to voice recordings of Being Tiwi artists & MCA Staff in their mother language. Drop into the seminar room on level 2 on United Nations Mother Language Day to listen to the diversity of the MCA voices!

The United Nations Mother Language Day is a celebration of the worlds languages and is held every year on the 21 February. As a major cultural space dedicated to exhibiting the work of artists from diverse backgrounds the MCA acknowledges the importance of this day.

Sun 21 Feb, 10am – 5pm
Free, Drop in
Seminar Room, Level 2

From the languages of this countries first peoples Kamilaroi and Tiwi to French, Hindi and Thai, the MCA is proud to share with visitors the variety of more than 20 languages of our staff and exhibiting artists.

Image: Grayson Perry, Map of Truths and Beliefs, 2011, acryl, wool and cotton tapestry, edition of 7 plus 2 AP, installation view, Grayson Perry: My Pretty Little Art Career, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, 2015, published by Paragon Press, collection of the Art Gallery of NSW, purchased 2014, image courtesy the Artist and Victoria Miro, London © Grayson Perry, photograph: Anna Kucera

image for United Nations Mother Language Day

– When

21 February 2016, 10:00am-5:00pm

– Admission

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