– 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

16 Dec, 2.00pm, Level 2: Veolia Lecture Theatre


Laughter Sessions

16 Dec, 2.00pm, Level 3: Creative Studios in NCCL


ARTBAR January 2018

19 Jan, 7.00pm, Throughout the MCA

– News from inside the MCA

The Importance of Laughter

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Coming up in 2018…

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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.


Unpacking Unseen Images
– Holiday Cram Session!

This session is part one of a series of three holiday sessions focusing on the frames, conceptual framework, artist practice and putting it all together.

Year 11 & 12 students are invited to join in a small-group holiday study session in preparation for the HSC Visual Arts Exam. Through group dialogue and the exchange of ideas, students will be guided through the inquiry and investigation of artworks currently on display at the MCA, helping build confidence to unpack unseen artworks in Section 1 of the NSW HSC exam paper.

Students can expect to build a tool-kit of strategies for unpacking and responding to contemporary artworks, expand their vocabulary and visual literacy skills, and explore the experience of the audience through direct engagement with artworks, including screen-based and installation works.

Works will be examined and discussed through the perspectives provided by the Visual Arts Frames and Conceptual Framework. Each session will have a theme, part one will focus on Frames and Conceptual Framework, part two will focus on artist practice and part three will focus on putting it all together within the exam structure.

Program details:

Thursday 21st April 2pm – 4pm
Friday 22nd April 2pm – 4pm (repeat)
$15 per student, book online

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– When

24 September 2015, 2:00-4:00pm

– Admission

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