– 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.


Why Painting?


In this third instalment of painting-focused talks, hear guest speakers explore the recent history, current state and the possible futures of painting. Guest speakers include the Director of the TarraWarra Museum of Art Victoria Lynn, as well as artists and SCA Alumni Consuelo Cavaniglia, Jonny Niesche, and Elizabeth Pulie.

Full list of speakers to be announced in late August.

Wednesday 11 October, 6–7.30pm
Free, bookings recommended
Creative Studios, Level 3


This event coincides with the MCA exhibition of the works of Hilarie Mais (23 Aug – 19 Nov) featuring paintings and drawings made over the last decade.
Presented in association with Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney

Inclusive Access
We offer support for anyone with access needs as a free supplement to all MCA programs. For more information and to make a request, please contact
mail@mca.com.au or find information regarding Bella programs exclusively for people with access requirements HERE

Image: Hilarie Mais, Nomad (detail), 2006-16, image courtesy and © the artist, photo: Jessica Maurer

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– When

11 October 2017, 6:00-7:30pm

– Admission

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