– Highlights

Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Dec


The National 2017

30 Mar - 18 Jun


Kader Attia

12 Apr - 30 Jul

– Learning Events


Weaving Workshop

03 Jun, 10.30am, Level 2: Seminar Room



03 Jun, 6.00pm, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning



04 Jun, 9.00am, Level 4: Sculpture Terrace

– News from inside the MCA

Farewell Linda Marrinon Artist Room

We bid a fond farewell to Linda Marrinon’s Artist Room more

Zines, zines, zines

'It can be what you want it to be’. Stallholders at the 2017 MCA Zine Fair say it how it is. more

Young Art Lovers' Book List

To celebrate World Book Day (Sunday 23 April) the MCA Store and MCA Learning crew have teamed up to put together a selection of fun, inspiring and engaging titles sure to spark the imaginations of budding artists and creative thinkers. 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.

MCA, Qantas and Tate take contemporary art to the world

MCA Qantas

MCA Director, Elizabeth Ann Macgregor OBE with Qantas ground staff

Today marks the beginning of an exciting new era in the Museum of Contemporary Art and Qantas partnership. In an unprecedented move, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Qantas and Tate have collaborated in an International Joint Acquisition Program for contemporary Australian art. The acquisition program has been made possible through a generous $2.75 million corporate gift from the Qantas Foundation.

The gift is the latest development in a 17 year collaboration, dating back to 1998 and will increase the international profile of contemporary Australian art through its inclusion in two great art collections. Over the five year joint acquisition program a range of major works by contemporary Australian artists will be acquired for the MCA and Tate collections, owned and displayed by both institutions, for art-lovers the world over.

Museum of Contemporary Art Director, Elizabeth Ann Macgregor OBE, said: “One of our core missions is to present Australia’s contemporary artists in an international context, stimulate dialogue and raise their profile globally. So we are very excited about what this collaboration means for Australian artists. We are thrilled to be working with Tate- a world leader in collecting and presenting contemporary art from around the world.”

Qantas Group Executive of Brand, Marketing and Corporate Affairs, Olivia Wirth, said: “As Australia’s national carrier we’re all about taking the best of Australia to the world. We are excited to be working with two leading institutions in the MCA, and Tate, to provide opportunities for global audiences connect with Australian art and artists. Qantas has a long history of supporting the arts including the Flying Art series and Qantas Foundation Encouragement of Australian Contemporary Art Awards, and we are thrilled to be extending our contribution with this collaboration.”

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We are extremely grateful to Qantas – one of the MCA’s long-standing Major Partners – for their incredibly generous gift and visionary support of Australian artists.

MCA Director, Elizabeth Ann Macgregor OBE