– 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


ARTBAR January 2018

19 Jan, 7.00pm, Throughout the MCA


Contemporary Kids School Holiday Program

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


Art Baby

06 Feb, 12.30pm, 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.

Digital Learning Programs At MCA Learning

We believe that contemporary art and creativity can play an important role in anyone’s life and we also realise that not everyone will be able to physically visit us and experience our onsite programs. For schools and students there can be many barriers preventing their visiting us or other major contemporary art institutions including distance and economic factors.

We produce a range of programs and resources designed to be accessed from anywhere, by anyone with an internet connection.

Online Course

Hello Big Institution

Hello Big Institution is an online self-guided course for young people in years 8-11. Created in 2016 by Australian artist Lara Thoms, it allows participants to work from school or home and engage directly with Lara and the MCA Learning team.

The course runs over a four-week period, during which artist Lara Thoms and her past collaborator Kevin Duo Jin explore artist practices that work outside and around gallery spaces – engaging with the people, power, and place(s) that they are situated in.


For classes led by a teacher
Term 2. Week 1 starts 7 May 2018

For individual students
Term 3. Week 1 starts 30 July 2018

Digital Excursions

A Digital Excursion is a live 2 way audio and video connection between a classroom and the MCA Learning studios. Each excursion is an interactive workshop run by Artist Educators

Digital Excursions or Virtual Excursions enable teachers to enrich classroom teaching without leaving their school, encountering artists and educators in programs designed to support students to develop their own relationship and responses to contemporary art and art making.

You can connect with us using your schools video conference system (Connected Classroom), Skype, Google Hangouts, Zoom or Facetime.

For more info you might like to read a blog piece about the excursion program here.

See below for more information on our secondary and primary programs.

This (digital excursion) provided students the chance to really understand the conceptual framework and actually be part of it. I was so excited at the uniqueness of the experience and feel it is a way to ignite art teaching in rural and remote schools.

Abigail Sparks, Glen Innes High School, NSW 2015

Colour and Emotion

Stages 2 – 3

Using a fun game show theme classes choose their own path encountering artworks and hands-on activities designed to build students creative muscles.

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The Feelings Were Harder To Dislodge Than I Initially Imagined

Stages 4 – 6

A unique offering to schools inviting students to experience a participatory artwork designed specifically for a remotely connected audience by artist Agatha Gothe-Snape.

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