– Highlights

Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Dec


Kader Attia

12 Apr - 30 Jul


Jenny Watson

05 Jul - 02 Oct

– Learning Events

Special Event

ARTBAR July 2017

28 Jul, 7.00pm, MCA


Art Safari

08 Aug, 1.00pm, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning



09 Aug, 6.30pm, Level 3: Digital Studio in NCCL

– News from inside the MCA

6 ways to warm up your winter at MCA

Got the winter blues? Melt them away at the MCA. more

Unmapping: Charting New Pathways to Creativity

Artist Educator Ella Condon created a site specific work for Unmapping – a student program run in collaboration with Sydney Story Factory and MCA. more

The Beats Behind Jenny Watson: The Fabric of Fantasy

Learn about the music and melodies that have inspired artist Jenny Watson through the decades. 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.

Using MCA Learning Resources

We are very happy for this resources to be used however you see fit! But we thought it might also be good to let you know some of the ideas and intentions that have fed into their creation.

Who are these for?
We know that classrooms are changing. While all these activities can be used by a teacher 'teaching’ from the front of the class we think there is also potential for students to access these activities directly using a connected device. The language and voice we have used is intended to communicate to students or teachers.

We even think some of these ideas could be used by parents looking to find creative activities to do at home!

Whoever you are – please drop us a line and let us know!

How might they be used?
We’ve used a modular approach where each resource is a discrete object with its own webpage. We still organise these by themes and suggested class plans but you can also search through the whole collection using filters to find specific resources related to particular mediums or artists as needed.

We hope this approach will assist a range of teaching styles.

What are we trying to achieve?
First and foremost we want to assist people to find and trust their own response to contemporary art. We think contemporary art has power and relevance to anyone but also acknowledge that it can be an intimidating and confusing thing to approach. The resources we produce are designed to build confidence in thinking about and talking about art and doing so open up new creative possibilities.

The following terminology is used to describe the different types of resources:

A set of actions that might include discussion points, hands on activities and extension ideas. All activities can be accessed directly online or a PDF can be downloaded.

These presentations are primarily designed for a class to use together but individual students could still access independently. They consist of a series of slides including images, text and sometimes video or audio. They are designed to introduce an artists practice or a exhibition creating an encounter that encourages users to consider their own responses to the artworks and ideas.

Short essay questions that build students’ analysis and writing skills.