– Highlights

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Screening

Art + Film

Today, 2.00pm, Level 2: Veolia Lecture Theatre

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Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Dec

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Exhibition

The National 2017

30 Mar - 18 Jun

– Learning Events

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Screening

Art + Film

Today, 2.00pm, Level 2: Veolia Lecture Theatre

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Special Event

ARTBAR March 2017

31 Mar, 7.00pm, MCA

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Conference

Educators conference: 6-7 April

06 Apr, 6.00pm, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

– News from inside the MCA

Art Escapades

Artist Educator Nicole Barakat talks about our new Art Escapades program for 3-5 year olds. more

Support Australian Design this International Women's Day

To celebrate International Women’s Day we’re shining the spotlight on a selection of talented independent, Australia women artists and designers currently stocked at MCA Store more

From the archives: February

Looking forward, looking back. This new monthly series explores MCA archives, penned by our very own Archives and Records Management Coordinator, Stephanie Ferrara. 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.

ARTFUL: Art & Dementia

This free program for people living with dementia focuses on creating new connections and providing life enriching experiences for the individual and their carer through creative engagement with contemporary art.

The MCA’s new Art & Dementia programs engage people with dementia through gallery explorations and hands-on creative artmaking sessions. Over the course of 10 weeks, intimate groups are invited to find their own meaning and connections with contemporary art.

This program includes a fortnightly ARTFUL At Home pack for participants and their carers to extend creative engagement beyond the museum. Each program is individually tailored by our Artist Educators and responds to the specific needs and interests of the participants.

ARTFUL also incorporates a 3-year research initiative which is conducted in collaboration with the Brain and Mind Centre, University of Sydney and Alzheimer’s Australia NSW. This research focuses on exploring how art can enhance well-being and markers of neuroplasticity in people with dementia.

“I think it is good for my wife to see me doing things like this. It is hard for her as she has to do a lot for me. This is something I can do myself.”

Participant

“Dad became more engaged as the program went along as I think he started to get used to the creative making process and would begin things by himself.”
Carer

Contact us

Please contact us if you would like to discuss program details and your individual needs.

ARTFUL is free and open to individuals with dementia and group participants and is subject to the number of places available in the program. The research component of this program also comprises certain inclusion criteria.

reception@mca.com.au or call +61 2 9245 2400

Supported By

Artful: Art & Dementia program is supported by Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation and is created in collaboration with the Brain and Mind Centre, University of Sydney and Alzheimer’s Australia NSW.

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