– Highlights


Primavera 2017

23 Aug - 19 Nov


Hilarie Mais

23 Aug - 19 Nov

Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Dec

– Learning Events

Special Event

ARTBAR September 2017

29 Sep, 7.00pm, MCA


Art Safari

10 Oct, 10.30am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning


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): 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

Fresh picks for Father's Day

Discover the gifts that will help you spoil your dad this Father’s Day. 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