– Highlights


Primavera 2016

29 Sep - 04 Dec


Louise Hearman

29 Sep - 04 Dec

Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Aug

– Learning Events


Why Painting?

22 Oct, 12.30pm, Level 2: Veolia Lecture Theatre

Special Event

Learn and Grow

27 Oct, 2.00pm, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

Special Event

ARTBAR October 2016

28 Oct, 7.00pm, MCA

– News from inside the MCA

Fairfield Eating Excursion

Women of Fairfield co-curator and PYT Artistic Director, Karen Therese takes us on a food safari through Fairfield, Sydney. more

Please Touch: Tactile Tours for Families

Artist Educator, Brook Morgan gives us a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the development of this new program for families. more

Interview with September film curator Adrian Martin

James Vaughan speaks to Australian arts critic and audiovisual artist Adrian Martin about the month of contemporary Portuguese cinema he has guest curated for the MCA 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.

MCA Library

The MCA Lewis Library and Artist Research Centre provides access to a unique collection of books, catalogues, and art journals which reflect the MCA history and exhibitions and share information about Australian and international artists.

The MCA Library is dedicated to supporting individual approaches to learning.
Learning in the visual arts, is a unique process. Individuals may look for information about the image through journal articles, books and/or catalogues. They may be inspired by the image itself and seek information around this personal response. The library supports each learners search through careful listening (the reference interview), direction to resources and by providing a warm reflective space where these interests may be explored.

The MCA Library is a reference library (items not for loan).

Enquiries are welcomed to the MCA Librarian Margaret Gor on +61 2 9245 2453 or library@mca.com.au

Library Opening Hours
Monday 10am – 4pm
Tuesday 10am – 5pm
Wednesday 10am – 5pm
Thursday 10am – 4pm
Friday 10am – 4pm
Saturday 12 – 4pm (every 2nd Saturday, please ring ahead)
Sunday 11am – 4pm

*All times are subject to change. Please call ahead if you would like to visit the library.

The MCA Library for Kids
Join us on the last Wednesday of every month for Story Time. Cuddle up with a cushion, listen, and read along to specially chosen books illustrated and inspired by Australian artists.
Ages 3–5
FREE, bookings essential

The Library is unable to accept donations of books, magazines, etc. due to storage limitations