– Highlights


Pipilotti Rist: Sip my Ocean

01 Nov - 18 Feb


Jon Campbell: MCA Collection

04 Dec - 25 Feb


Word: MCA Collection

04 Dec - 18 Feb

– Learning Events


Contemporary Kids School Holiday Program

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


Art + Film

31 Jan, 6.00pm, Level 2: Veolia Lecture Theatre


Spoken Word Series

03 Feb, 1.00am, Throughout the MCA

– 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

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.

Learning Resources - New Romance: Art and the Posthuman

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

New Romance: art and the posthuman presents artists from Australia and Korea whose works ask what it means to be human today and what it might mean in the future. These works draw from ideas of science fiction, robotics, biotechnology, social media and Web 2.0. The exhibition asks us to rethink what we consider natural or artificial, human or nonhuman, and raises the idea of the posthuman. This exhibition is a partnership between the MCA and the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Korea (MMCA Korea).

On this page, you will find creative learning tools and strategies to engage with the artistic ideas presented in the exhibition.

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

Please let us know what you think of these resources via this quick survey.

sculptural artwork alone with the gods by Piccinini and Hennessey morphed human like blob

Patricia Piccinini & Peter Hennessey, Alone with the gods, 2016, installation view, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide, mixed media, dimensions variable, image courtesy and © the artists

Encounter New Romance

Encounter New Romance and explore works from the exhibition in a slideshow with images and class discussion ideas. View the Encounter directly in the browser or download the PowerPoint or PDF versions. Teachers’ notes are also available.

Something that art can do, and that makes it valuable, is that it can transport the viewer to somewhere new. It can create a new thing or experience that exists outside of the rules of global capital.

Patricia Piccinini, Artist Statement from patriciapiccinini.net, 2009

Listening to the Future

Create a soundscape for today and explore what the future might sound like in comparison.

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Jetpacks & Hoverboots

Explore how the past envisioned today – what would life be like if some of the scientific or technological predictions in science fiction came true?

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Hybrid Lottery

Play the mad scientist-artist and plan an artwork featuring an animal-technology hybrid.

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Talking in Code

Are you posthuman? Talk like technology by translating and creating hidden messages in binary code.

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