– Highlights

Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Dec


Kader Attia

12 Apr - 30 Jul


Jenny Watson

05 Jul - 02 Oct

– Learning Events

Special Event

ARTBAR June 2017

30 Jun, 7.00pm, MCA


NAIDOC Week 2017

05 Jul, 5.30pm, Level 2: Veolia Lecture Theatre


Master Class For Teachers

09 Jul, 10.00am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

– News from inside the MCA

5 Years of ARTBAR

Roaming carrots, Hummer limos, tea ceremonies and bikes in the galleries. Five years proof that anything can happen at #MCAARTBAR more

MCA at the 2017 Venice Biennale

Canals, cats and curators. Clothilde Bullen reflects on the experience of attending the 2017 Venice Biennale on the occasion of Tracey Moffat’s Australian Pavilion. more

From the archives: Unconventional Materials

From the Archives is our blog series unearthing gems from the MCA’s archives, written by resident archivist Stephanie Ferrara 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.

Early Learning

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Make the most of your visit to the MCA!

Welcome to Early Learning at the MCA!

We are passionate about Early Learning here at the MCA. We recognise how crucial it is for very young children to have the opportunity for meaningful engagement, on their own terms. It’s about children’s rights to beauty, wonder and complex aesthetic experiences.

Our Artist Educator led Art Escapades program provides young children and their teachers with a rich art appreciation and art making experience. Children connect with contemporary art in the Gallery and experiment with art making processes in the National Centre for Creative Learning.

Bella is a FREE program for young children with disability and access requirements. Discover the multisensory Bella Room and work with us to tailor the program to suit the needs and interests of your group.

In addition to our Art Escapades and Bella programs, we’re proud to also offer a suite of NESA accredited teacher professional development programs.

What a wonderful time we had today, with great excitement being expressed throughout each and every aspect of this excursion. We now look forward to visiting again next week!

Teacher from Sydney Cove Children's Centre

Book an Artist Educator led program

Young children engage with artists and contemporary art during the Art Escapades program for Early Childhood Education and Care groups.

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Teacher Professional Learning

Explore strategies for connecting young children with artworks and art-making during a Teacher Professional Development workshop.

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Bella: A program for students with specific needs

Young children with disability and additional access requirements are invited to discover contemporary art and art-making in our FREE Bella Program, offering tailored sessions for Early Learning groups.

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Book a Self-Guided Visit

Create your own adventure with a self-guided Gallery exploration

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