– Highlights

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Exhibition

Primavera 2017

23 Aug - 19 Nov

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Exhibition

Hilarie Mais

23 Aug - 19 Nov

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Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Dec

– Learning Events

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Special Event

ARTBAR September 2017

29 Sep, 7.00pm, MCA

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Workshop

Art Safari

10 Oct, 10.30am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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Talk

Keynote lecture by Pipilotti Rist

05 Nov, 1.00pm, Level 6: Harbourside Room

– News from inside the MCA

Six Films that Changed My Life (for better or worse): Laura Hindmarsh

Primavera 2017 artist Laura Hindmarsh shares six films ahead of her specially curated edition of Art + Film on Saturday 16 September. more

The Many Guises of Jenny Watson

We’ll take you through some of Watson’s many alter egos that are currently housed in our Level 3 Galleries. more

Fresh picks for Father's Day

Discover the gifts that will help you spoil your dad this Father’s Day. 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 - Ephemeral and Performance Art


Explore our free online resources created for teachers, students and learners everywhere!


The MCA’s new collection exhibition, Today, Tomorrow, Yesterday (2016), includes a series of recently acquired and newly commissioned ephemeral and performance works by Australian artists.

On this page, you will find creative learning tools and strategies to engage with ephemeral and performance works by the following artists:

Super Critical Mass

Barbara Cleveland

Marco Fusinato

Stuart Ringholt

You can learn more about the artworks featured in this resource below.

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. For more information about MCA digital learning resources check our how-to page.

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Super Critical Mass, Moving Collected Ambience, 2014, participatory sound work
Museum of Contemporary Art, purchased with funds provided by the MCA Foundation, 2015. Image courtesy and © the artists


Encounter Ephemeral & Performance Art: MCA Collection

Encounter Ephemeral & Performance Art from the MCA Collection 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.


Classroom Activities

Intervention as Performance

Have you ever felt like interrupting the silence of a museum? Explore how performance can be used to break social rules and transform the spaces we use.

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Tour Guide

Become a creator of experiences and devise your ideal art gallery tour.

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Performance Score

Transform instructions into images to create a performance score.

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Endurance

Put your endurance to the test as you stage and document a durational performance work.

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Artworks Featured in this Resource

B.C. Institute (formerly Brown Council)
The One Hour Laugh 2009

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Marco Fusinato
Parallel Collisions 2008

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Stuart Ringholt
Preceded by a tour of the show by artist Stuart Ringholt, 6-8pm. The artist will be naked. Those who wish to join the tour must also be naked. Adults only. 2011

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Super Critical Mass
Moving Collected Ambience 2014

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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