– 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.

Secondary Programs

Events for Schools & 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.

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Tatsuo Miyajima: Connect with Everything

Exhibition in Focus: Artist Educator-led program
Join an MCA Artist Educator to zero-in on Miyajima’s practice. Identify unifying themes and ideas within the exhibition and reflect on curatorial decision-making. For Stages 4-6.

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Creative Guide to Contemporary Art

Discover the possibilities of contemporary art on a lively Gallery Exploration sparking creative and critical responses to artworks.

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Exhibition in Focus

Exhibition in Focus programs put an exhibition under the spotlight in an investigative Gallery Exploration. Zero-in on an artist’s practice, concepts, process and approach to materials.

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Winangali (To hear, to know)

Discover the diversity of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists in the MCA Collection.

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About Place: History and Identity

Discover new perspectives and take fresh meaning through critical inquiry into different representations of time, place and cultural identity. Explore contemporary art as a lens for history.

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Unpacking Unseen Images: For Senior Classes

In a small-group program based on dialogue and exchange, investigate artworks to build a tool-kit of strategies for unpacking and responding to contemporary art.

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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

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CONTEMPORARY ART STUDIO WITH MCA ARTIST 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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This is in Real Time: Art, Media and Performance

Video, sound, movement and voice come together in our new program combining media technology and contemporary art.

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Electronic Art Workshop

Examine how artworks use newer technologies and how these effects can form the language of an artwork. Take these ideas and apply them in a collaborative art-making workshop using littleBits electronics to create sculptures that move, light up and respond to a viewer.

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C3West Learning Programs

With support from the Campbell Edwards Trust, the MCA connects students with artists working in their own communities, in association with our C3West program.

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Digital Excursions

Connect with creative learning programs at the MCA from anywhere in Australia – for free! Experience interactive workshops that link students with contemporary art and artists in real time and challenge students to look and think in new ways through encounters with contemporary art.

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Djurali (To grow): Youth Arts Careers Workshop

Djurali means 'to grow’ in the language of the Gadigal people, the traditional owners of the land and waters the MCA is situated upon. Djurali is a free program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Years 10 – 12 who are interested in undertaking a tertiary degree in Fine Art

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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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