– 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


Laughter Sessions

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


ARTBAR January 2018

19 Jan, 7.00pm, Throughout the MCA


Art Baby

06 Feb, 12.30pm, MCA

– 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.

Special Event

Vivid Sydney 2016
– Late night openings

Click here for Vivid Sydney at the MCA 2017
MCA open late Thursday – Sunday During Vivid Sydney 2016

Once again the façade of the MCA is transformed into a huge canvas on which the energy of the creative process is playfully explored as VIVID takes over Sydney from 27 May until 18 June.

This year the artists create an illusion that the façade is actually being carved, painted, cut and brushed. The installation, developed specifically for Vivid Sydney in collaboration with the MCA, sees Western Sydney artist Huseyin Sami – whose work is part of the MCA Collection – join forces with the Paris-based artistic collective Danny Rose.

Sami’s focus is to explore ideas associated with the material nature of paint and the process of ‘making art’. Danny Rose brilliantly captures Sami’s ‘performance’ in making art by using a wide range of animation techniques, including three-dimensional animations, motion design, stop motion and edited video footage. Sound and music work in perfect synchronicity with the visuals to provide a true multi-sensory experience, creating a constantly morphing contemporary art installation-performance that utterly changes perceptions of the building’s architecture.

Perch on the Sculpture Terrace and enjoy spectacular views of the colour drenched Sydney Harbour. Wind down over a drink and enjoy a bite to eat as we stay open until 9pm during Vivid Sydney*

27 May 'til 18 June
MCA Open Late Thurs-Sun
5 – 9pm

Fri 3 June the MCA will stay open until 9pm, however the MCA Cafe will be closed at 5pm for a private function.

*Hours will vary please check the website daily for dates & times

Functions & private hires are available. For private hire enquiries, contact venues@mca.com.au / Ph: (02) 9245 2400

Image: Huseyin Sami and artist collective Danny Rose, The Matter of Painting, 2016, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia for Vivid Sydney, May 2016, light projection, image courtesy and © the artists, photograph: Anna Kučera

image for Vivid Sydney 2016

– When

12 June 2016, 5:00-9:00pm

– Where


Venue info

– Admission

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