– Highlights

Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Aug


Pipilotti Rist: Sip my ocean

01 Nov - 18 Feb



04 Dec - 25 Feb

– Learning Events


2017 Lloyd Rees Lecture

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


Art Safari

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


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

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.

Secondary Programs

MCA Learning Programs for 2017

Creative Guide to Contemporary Art

Open up the possibilities for contemporary art to engage and enrich student learning through an experience in the MCA Galleries.

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

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About Place: History and Identity

Experience new perspectives and take fresh meaning through critical inquiry into different representations of time, place and cultural identity.

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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 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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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 Student Programs

With support from the Campbell Edwards Trust, the MCA connects students in Greater Western Sydney 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: 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 Arts.

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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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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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Hello Big Institution

An online course designed by an artist for high school students. Book now for 2017!

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