– 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


Contemporary Kids School Holiday Program

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


Art + Film

31 Jan, 6.00pm, Level 2: Veolia Lecture Theatre


Spoken Word Series

03 Feb, 1.00am, Throughout the 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.


Primavera 2018
– Young Australian Artists

– When

9 November 2018-3 February 2019


– Admission


9 November 2018 – 3 February 2019

Primavera is the MCA’s annual exhibition of young Australian artists aged 35 years and under. Since 1992, the Primavera series has showcased the works of artists in the early stages of their career, many of whom – such as Shaun Gladwell, Mikala Dwyer, Rebecca Baumann, Jonathan Jones and Jess Johnson – have gone on to exhibit nationally and internationally. In 2018, Primavera celebrates its 27th edition and is curated by Megan Robson.

Megan Robson is Assistant Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. Her recent curatorial projects include Installation Contemporary, Sydney Contemporary (with Rachel Kent) (2017); Primavera at 25: MCA Collection (2016–17; touring nationally in 2017–18); Martu Art from the Far Western Desert (with Anna Davis) (2014) and New Acquisitions in Context (with Anna Davis) (2013).

Megan has also worked across a range of notable MCA exhibitions including solo projects with Aleks Danko, Runa Islam, Anish Kapoor, Christian Marclay, Tatsuo Miyajima and Annette Messager; as well as large-scale presentations such as New Romance: art and the posthuman and Marking Time. Previously she worked for a number of art organisations in Australia and the UK, including the Barbican Centre, London and the Biennale of Sydney.

Primavera was initiated in 1992 by Dr Edward Jackson AM, Mrs Cynthia Jackson AM and their family in memory of their daughter and sister
Belinda, a talented jeweller who died at the age of 29.

Curated by Megan Robson