– Highlights

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Art Safari

Today, 1.00pm, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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Exhibition

Tatsuo Miyajima

03 Nov - 05 Mar

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Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Aug

– Learning Events

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Workshop

Art Safari

Today, 1.00pm, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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Understanding Mindfulness Workshop

10 Dec, 12.30pm, Level 2: Seminar Room

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Lights On Later

15 Dec, 6.00pm, Level 3: Creative Studios in NCCL

– News from inside the MCA

Interview with December film curator Kiki Fung

James Vaughan and Jeremy Elphick speak to the Head Programmer for Australia’s Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival, Kiki Fung about the month of contemporary cinema she has guest curated for the MCA. more

Twitter tour: Rachel Kent on #TatsuoMiyajima

Chief Curator Rachel walks us through her exhibition highlights more

What's it like to view art in the nude?

Gill Nicol, Director, Audience Engagement, reveals her experience of stripping down and gaining a new perspective of the MCA Collection by viewing it entirely in the nude. 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.

Students & Teachers

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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

Learning Resources in the Wild

MCA internship alumni Laura Barlow reflects on the process of using MCA developed digital learning resources in the classroom. more

MCA Kids Committee & Artist Educators In Conversation

MCA Kids Committee members Sasha, Alesandro, Riley, Siobhan, Kayla and Max interviewed some of the artists behind Junior Art School to learn more their practice. more

Hello 2016

School holidays might be over, but there’s lots to look forward to in Term 1 in Creative Learning at MCA. more

Building Confidence

Artist Educator Sue Salier reflects upon the certainty of youth in relation to our secondary workshop program Unpacking Unseen Images. more

Young, Arty & Free

Learn what it means to be a part of the MCA Youth Committee with members Jodie and Olivia. more

2016 student & teacher programs at the MCA – our picks!

Feeling overwhelmed by the different learning experiences on offer? Here are some of our top picks to help you navigate our 2016 learning programs and exhibitions! more

Training for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Programs

The Artist Educator team has been working closely with Keith Munro and Nadeena Dixon to develop our learning programs. more

MCA’s Georgia Close wins Marsh Award for Excellence in Gallery Education

Announced in Glasgow overnight… more

Getting Real (Time)

Artist Educator Stephanie Lade reflects on the process of creating a new learning program designed to open up experimental media processes to Primary and Secondary students. 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

Learning Resources in the Wild

MCA internship alumni Laura Barlow reflects on the process of using MCA developed digital learning resources in the classroom. more

MCA Kids Committee & Artist Educators In Conversation

MCA Kids Committee members Sasha, Alesandro, Riley, Siobhan, Kayla and Max interviewed some of the artists behind Junior Art School to learn more their practice. more

Hello 2016

School holidays might be over, but there’s lots to look forward to in Term 1 in Creative Learning at MCA. more

Building Confidence

Artist Educator Sue Salier reflects upon the certainty of youth in relation to our secondary workshop program Unpacking Unseen Images. more

Young, Arty & Free

Learn what it means to be a part of the MCA Youth Committee with members Jodie and Olivia. more

2016 student & teacher programs at the MCA – our picks!

Feeling overwhelmed by the different learning experiences on offer? Here are some of our top picks to help you navigate our 2016 learning programs and exhibitions! more

Training for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Programs

The Artist Educator team has been working closely with Keith Munro and Nadeena Dixon to develop our learning programs. more

MCA’s Georgia Close wins Marsh Award for Excellence in Gallery Education

Announced in Glasgow overnight… more

Getting Real (Time)

Artist Educator Stephanie Lade reflects on the process of creating a new learning program designed to open up experimental media processes to Primary and Secondary students. more

Tatsuo Miyajima: Connect with Everything

Tatsuo Miyajima is one of Japan’s leading contemporary artists, known for his immersive and technologically-driven sculptures and installations. This Sydney-exclusive exhibition will be his first major survey exhibition in the Southern Hemisphere, encompassing key works from the beginnings of his career to the present.

Central to his practice are numerical counters that count from 1 to 9 repeatedly using light-emitting diodes (LEDs), then go dark momentarily. For Miyajima, the cyclical repetition of numbers, along with the shift from light to dark, reflect the importance of time. He draws inspiration from Buddhist philosophy, with its exploration of mortality and human cycles of death and renewal.

Beat the lines and book your ticket online or become a member and enjoy unlimited entry to the exhibition.

Curated by MCA Chief Curator Rachel Kent.

Book your visit today!

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Secondary Students

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Corporate & Group booking

Tatsuo Miyajima, Mega Death,

Tatsuo Miyajima, Mega Death, 1999, Installation view at the Japan Pavilion, 48th Venice Biennale. Image courtesy the artist and SCAI THE BATHHOUSE © the artist, Photograph: Shigeo Anzai

Schools and Teachers

The MCA’s programs for students and teachers explore creative learning through contemporary art. Through gallery explorations, studio sessions, digital excursions and resources, talks and workshops, our learning experiences connect students and teachers with contemporary art and artists to encourage looking, thinking and creating in new ways.

Our programs are developed and delivered by a passionate team of Artist Educators, practicing artists who model the essential ingredients for creative learning in experiences for students and teachers – imagination, experimentation, collaboration, risk-taking, creative and critical thinking.

Central to our philosophy is the intention to ‘bring your own story’ to encounters with contemporary art, while generating fresh meaning through playful learning strategies, collaboration and exchange.

Our BOSTES accredited teacher programs and online resources support teachers to bring contemporary art into the classroom and share experiences with a diverse community of educators.

MCA learning programs are constantly changing and evolving. Experience the power of creative learning through contemporary art – colour outside the lines with us today!

School students making artworks with help from an MCA Artist Educator

Artist Educator Sarah Milgate with students from Killara Public School, 2015, photo: Anna Kucera

Primary Programs

Our primary programs combine playful gallery explorations with practical studio sessions, sparking creative and critical responses to contemporary art.

From discovery sessions, to programs that make cross-curricular connections, or workshops with guest artists, programs offer lively learning experiences that build confidence to engage with contemporary art.

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Secondary programs

Our secondary programs offer a range of creative learning experiences for students of visual arts and beyond.

Through discovery sessions, exhibition in focus programs or talks and workshops with guest artists and curators, our secondary programs support students to engage with contemporary art in new ways and from fresh perspectives.

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Teacher Programs

Our BOSTES endorsed programs for teachers support primary, secondary and early learning teachers to develop creative learning experiences through contemporary art.

We offer a diverse programs of introductory workshops, forums, and opportunities to connect with artists and curators, as well as tailored sessions throughout the year.

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Digital Excursions

Connect to the MCA from anywhere in Australia for interactive workshops that connect students with the creative arts in real time.

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Bella: A program for students with specific needs

Explore contemporary art, visit our multi-sensory Bella Room and develop new creative skills through art-making experiences in this free program for students with specific needs, including physical, intellectual,behavioural or sensory disability.

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Programs

Drawing on the MCA’s strong collection of work by contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, we offer a range of programs for students and teachers to engage with contemporary Aboriginal art practice through cultural learning approaches.

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Early Learning Programs

Our programs for Early Learning groups combine playful encounters with artworks in the MCA galleries, with practical art-making sessions in our creative studios. We also offer tailor-made sessions and teacher professional learning opportunities for early childhood educators.

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What’s on in 2016

Our 2016 School Booklets are now available!

Check-them out online, or request a copy today.

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Artist Interview Collection

Since 2005 the MCA has produced video interviews with artists in the MCA collection. The series covers more than 60 Australian artists with more are added each year making this resource one of the most comprehensive sources for information on contemporary Australian artists.

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School Subsidy Program

In 2015, the MCA’s Annual Appeal raised funds to provide subsidised learning programs for students in need. Contact MCA Learning today to find out more.

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Upcoming Events for Schools and Teachers

Don’t miss out on our upcoming program of workshops, educator exclusives, artist talks and digital excursions!

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Learning Resources

Access the MCA Learning Portal to discover a rich source of materials and resources designed to develop and support creative learning and engagement with contemporary art in the classroom.

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Visiting the MCA

Essential info to help you plan a visit for your school.

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