– 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.

Primary Programs

Creative Guide to Contemporary Art

Encounter the extraordinary in this engaging introduction to contemporary art. Have eyes, ears and imaginations at the ready as you discover the creative possibilities of contemporary art.

Stages ES1 – 3

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Winangali

Investigate contemporary artworks by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists in the MCA Collection to discover the diversity of artists’ practice, cultures and histories across Australia today.

Stages 1 – 3

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Exhibition In Focus

With an MCA Artist Educator at the lead, take a journey of discovery through an MCA exhibition gathering new ideas about art and artists.

Stages 2 – 3

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Art Write Now

Write your way around the MCA and tell your own story in this lively program engaging with artworks to boost confidence in visual literacy and creative writing skills.

Stage 1 – 3

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CONTEMPORARY ART STUDIO WITH MCA EXHIBITING ARTISTS

Contemporary Art Studio presents an opportunity for class groups to connect with an artist, discover their practice and explore new ways of looking, thinking and creating through art-making workshops and discussion

Stages 2-3

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Lights, Camera, Experiment!

Video, sound, movement and voice come together as students work with a variety of new media to experiment with art-making techniques.

Stages 1 – 3

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About Place: History and Identity

Use art as a lens for exploring time, place and identity. Develop personal and collaborative responses to the world through art-making, creative writing, movement and sound.

Stages 1 – 3

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Electronic Art Workshop

Electrify your art-making in a workshop that combines visual arts investigation with science and technology using littleBits.

Stages 1 – 3

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Bella: A program for students with access requirements

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 additional access requirements, including physical, intellectual,behavioural or sensory disability.

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Contemporary Art Studio with MCA Artists Educators

Together with an MCA Artist Educator look, think, and create in new ways in a gallery exploration and an art-making workshop inspired by the educator’s own artist practice.

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Digital Excursion: Colour and Emotion

Explore how artists use colour to convey emotion using a fun game show theme where classes choose their own path encountering artworks and hands-on activities designed to build students’ creative muscles.

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Tailor-Made Programs

Got an idea for a learning program at the MCA? Our Artist Educators can develop a Gallery Exploration of Studio Workshop specifically tailored to the needs of your class. Contact us with your idea!

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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 plan your school visit.

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Self-guided Visits

Planning to bring your students to the MCA on a self-guided visit? Book your visit today!

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Programs for Students & 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.

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