– Highlights

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Exhibition

Primavera 2017

23 Aug - 19 Nov

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Exhibition

Hilarie Mais

23 Aug - 19 Nov

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Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Aug

– Learning Events

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Talk

2017 Lloyd Rees Lecture

22 Nov, 6.00pm, Level 2: Veolia Lecture Theatre

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Workshop

Art Safari

24 Nov, 1.00pm, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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Event

Artbar November 2017

24 Nov, 7.00pm, 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

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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.

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 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 young children 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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— News

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Art Escapades - Under 5's at the MCA

Our friends from Our Lady of Good Counsel Forestville, Early Learning Centre participated in an Artist Educator led program recently. Discover what happened during their visit! more

Creative Connections: Early Childhood Teacher program

Artist Educator Nicole Barakat discusses how her practice inspires her work with Early Childhood Teachers at the MCA. more

Early Learning at the MCA

Discover how children aged 4 – 5 years old from Santa Sabina College worked with artists to investigate light through contemporary art in our early learning program Art Escapades. more

Art Escapades - Under 5's at the MCA

Our friends from Our Lady of Good Counsel Forestville, Early Learning Centre participated in an Artist Educator led program recently. Discover what happened during their visit! more

Creative Connections: Early Childhood Teacher program

Artist Educator Nicole Barakat discusses how her practice inspires her work with Early Childhood Teachers at the MCA. more

Early Learning at the MCA

Discover how children aged 4 – 5 years old from Santa Sabina College worked with artists to investigate light through contemporary art in our early learning program Art Escapades. more