– Highlights

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Event

ARTBAR January 2018

Today, 7.00pm, Throughout the MCA

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Exhibition

Pipilotti Rist: Sip my Ocean

01 Nov - 18 Feb

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Exhibition

Jon Campbell: MCA Collection

04 Dec - 25 Feb

– Learning Events

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Event

ARTBAR January 2018

Today, 7.00pm, Throughout the MCA

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Workshop

Contemporary Kids School Holiday Program

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

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Pipilotti Rist: Sip my Ocean [Unplugged]

23 Jan, 6.00pm, Level 3: Galleries

– News from inside the MCA

The Importance of Laughter

We sat down with laughter connoisseur Shari Coventry from Sydney Laughter to discover the truth about laughter and why we need it ahead of this month’s Laughter Sessions. more

Coming up in 2018…

Next year is one of the most exciting and diverse seasons yet. Find out what’s on. more

Six Films that Changed My Life (for better or worse): Antenna's Rich Welch

To pave the way for the soon-to-come cinema binge at Antenna Film Festival,Co-Director Rich Welch shared a few of his life changing films. 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.

Learning Resources - Primavera 2015

Explore our free online resources created for teachers, students and learners of all ages.

On this page, you will find tools and strategies to engage with the artists and themes in Primavera 2015.

View and download an Encounter with the artists, activities and other resources for use in the classroom or for self-guided learning. These activities can be done on their own, in combination and in any order.

These resources could be used in conjunction with a visit to the exhibition, but this is not necessary.

Please let us know what you think of these resources.

artwork Yilaalu by Lucy Simpson made from paperclay ironbark string feathers and ochre

Lucy Simpson, yilaalu (detail), 2015
paperclay, ironbark string, feathers, ochre
Image courtesy and © the artist
Photograph: Nicole Foreshew

Interview with the Primavera 2015 curator Nicole Foreshew:

Explore works and practices from Primavera 2015

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Encounter

Primavera 2015 Encounter file with images and class discussion ideas. View directly in your browser or as a downloadable PowerPoint or PDF file. Teacher’s notes are also available.

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Global Perspectives

The concept of the 'Global South’ plays an important role in Primavera 2015. Gain insights into this idea by exploring the political power of world maps.

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Land and Memory

Taloi Havini’s work reveals a strong connection to her homeland in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville. Investigate the impact of conflict and colonisation by researching and visualising Bougainville’s history.

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Mapping

Draw from Vincent and Vaughn O’Connors’ collaborative practice by exploring different ways of mapping and understanding the places we know.

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Place & Identity

Heather Douglas and Abdul Abdullah express contrasting experiences of belonging in Australia. Take a closer look at your own connections to place through this creative writing activity.

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Reclaiming Culture

Lucy Simpson creates objects that tell stories about her family, history and culture. Explore the past to design an object that captures your family’s history.

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The Role of the Curator

Take on the role of the curator as you create your own exhibition to share with an audience.

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Get in Touch!

If you have any feedback on these learning resources or would like to share some of your creations, we would love to hear from you. Contact us at:

learning@mca.com.au