– Highlights


Tatsuo Miyajima

03 Nov - 05 Mar

Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Aug


Primavera at 25: MCA Collection

19 Dec - 19 Mar

– Learning Events


Understanding Mindfulness Workshop

25 Feb, 12.30pm, Level 2: Seminar Room

Pop-Up Bar

Sakura Sundays

26 Feb, 3.00pm, Ground Floor: Outdoor Terrace


Contemporary Art Studio

09 Mar, 10.30am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

– News from inside the MCA

Ode to typography: Interview with Will Lynes

Signwriter Will Lynes used traditional signwriting techniques to free-hand paint the text ‘Everything Else’ on this 17-metre long wall painting. Will muses on the emotive quality of typography and how he works. more

5 tips for applying for the MCA Zine Fair

Want to show your zine-work at the 2017 MCA Zine Fair? Here we share our tips for applying more

Louise Zhang's horror infused ARTBAR

Navigating the space between attractive and repulsive, Chinese-Australian artist Louise Zhang kicks off the ARTBAR year in suitable style with a night entitled ‘New Year’s Rot’. 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