– 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

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


Pipilotti Rist: Sip my Ocean [Unplugged]

23 Jan, 6.00pm, Level 3: Galleries


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 - Primavera at 25: MCA Collection


On this page, you will find tools and strategies to engage with artists’ careers and practice through the touring exhibition Primavera at 25: MCA Collection. This resource includes a focus upon the activities that surround and support an artmaking practice, including exhibiting,writing, engaging with sector support systems like residencies and grant funding.

These resources could be used in conjunction with a visit to the exhibition. Find out the touring dates and locations of Primavera at 25: MCA Collection. These resources could also be used by students anywhere, who can engage with the works and practices online. They are particularly suited to anyone thinking about being an artist in the future.

These resources can be viewed online or downloaded and include activities, an Encounter slideshow and links to primary sources 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.

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

Installation shot of Primavera at 25 North Gallery

installation view,Primavera at 25: MCA Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, 2016, image courtesy and © the artists, photograph: Alex Davies

Encounter Primavera at 25: MCA Collection

Encounter the artists from the exhibition Primavera at 25: MCA Collection. View the Encounter directly in the browser or download the PowerPoint or PDF versions. Teachers notes are also available

By bringing and welcoming these young artists into the machinations of the MCA, you elevate ambitious ideas and individuals.

Abdul Abdullah, 2016

Dream Job

Imagine your future career as a successful Primavera artist.

View More

Apply Now!

Build your art writing skills by submitting a proposal for your very own exhibition.

View More

Collective Vision

Propose your own artist collective & design a manifesto.

View More

Are you talking to me?

Investigate how artists make choices that help them communicate to different audiences and the integral role the audience plays in interpreting an artist’s message.

View More

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: