– Highlights

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Exhibition

Tatsuo Miyajima

03 Nov - 05 Mar

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Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Aug

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Exhibition

Primavera at 25: MCA Collection

19 Dec - 19 Mar

– Learning Events

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Workshop

Contemporary Kids School Holiday Program

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

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Pop-Up Bar

Cherry Blossom Bar

20 Jan, 12.30pm, Ground Floor: Outdoor Terrace

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Workshop

Understanding Mindfulness Workshop

28 Jan, 12.30pm, Level 2: Seminar Room

– News from inside the MCA

Sponsoring art: Citi connects Miyajima with Sydney

Citi’s Itay Tuchman tells us why he is a proud sponsor of artist Tatsuo Miyajima and MCA. more

Simon Yates: Brain Scapes

Primavera at 25: MCA Collection curator Megan Robson gives an insight into Simon Yates exhibiting artwork Brain Scapes (2006/2016). more

Family wall labels are here

Our Collection galleries now display family wall labels, created in consultation with young MCA visitors more

– Spotlights from the collection online

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MCA Collection

Works from the MCA Collection

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Collection Artist Interviews

Watch our latest interviews in the MCA Video Portal

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Joint acquisitions by MCA and Tate

The Program promotes Australian art globally, helping Australian artists reach new audiences.

The Bella Room

A multi-sensory and interactive artwork commissioned to engage and inspire people with disability or access needs to connect with contemporary art through sensory experiences.


For the current Bella Room commission, artist Kathy Temin has created The Koala Room, an immersive, cushioned landscape of green fur grass and trees against blue skies. This environment brings together numerous elements, including costuming, assemblage and performance, inviting visitors to explore cultural identity and actively participate in experiencing the work.

Participation and performance are central to The Koala Room. In early 2016, Temin auditioned people across a range of ages, needs and abilities to take part in her Koala Choir. Participants chose and performed a song with significance to their cultural identity, while wearing elements of Temin’s koala costumes. A selection from these auditions, and more to be held throughout 2016, are included within the artwork, encouraging and inspiring visitors to participate and perform within the space.

The Bella Room commission series invites an artist or artist group each year to realise an interactive artwork for people with access needs. Kathy Temin’s, The Koala Room is the fifth annual Bella Room commission. Previous Bella Room artists have been Emily Floyd, Hiromi Tango, Brown Council, and David Capra.

The MCA Bella program was established in 1993 through the generosity of MCA patrons, Dr Edward Jackson AM and Mrs Cynthia Jackson AM, and the Jackson family, in memory of their late daughter and sister Belinda.

Click here for more information on the Bella Room Commission.

Child wearing costume koala ears in the Bella Room

Students in The Koala Room, the 2016 Bella Room Commission. Image courtesy and © the artist. Photograph: Dan Boud.

Past Bella Room Commissions

David Capra Teena’s Bathtime 2015

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Brown Council Performance Art 2014

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Hiromi Tango Dance 2013

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Emily Floyd The Garden 2012

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