– 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.

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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