– Highlights

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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

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Exhibition

Kader Attia

12 Apr - 30 Jul

– Learning Events

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Workshop

Art Safari

28 Apr, 10.30am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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Special Event

ARTBAR April 2017

28 Apr, 7.00pm, MCA

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Workshop

Workshop

03 May, 6.30pm, Level 3: Digital Studio in NCCL

– News from inside the MCA

Young Art Lovers' Book List

To celebrate World Book Day (Sunday 23 April) the MCA Store and MCA Learning crew have teamed up to put together a selection of fun, inspiring and engaging titles sure to spark the imaginations of budding artists and creative thinkers. more

From the archives: Curious catalogue

Never judge a book by its cover? In this issue of our monthly archive series, MCA Archives and Records Management Coordinator, Stephanie, leafs through some unusual pages more

Girl On Film: Erin Coates

The National 2017: New Australian Art artist Erin Coates gets in the driving seat for our April film experience 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.

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:


Activity
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.


Encounter
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.


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