– Highlights


Pipilotti Rist: Sip my Ocean

01 Nov - 18 Feb


Jon Campbell: MCA Collection

04 Dec - 25 Feb


Word: MCA Collection

04 Dec - 18 Feb

– Learning Events


Contemporary Kids School Holiday Program

25 Jan, 10.30am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning


Art + Film

31 Jan, 6.00pm, Level 2: Veolia Lecture Theatre


Spoken Word Series

03 Feb, 1.00am, Throughout the 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.

Professional Development Programs

NESA Accreditation
The MCA is endorsed to provide QTC Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient Teacher.


Educator Exclusive evenings invite teachers to experience new MCA exhibitions and uncover behind-the-scenes perspectives with talks from artists and curators.

Find new teaching ideas and resources, connect with MCA Artist Educators and enjoy refreshments with your colleagues in the creative spaces of our learning centre.

Find upcoming dates

Teacher posing for picture with art materials

Teachers at the Jenny Waston Educator Exclusive 2017


Build a tool-kit of strategies for developing creative learning experiences through contemporary art in the primary classroom.

Explore new ways to help your students engage with artworks, develop their literacy, make cross-curricular connections and participate in experimental art-making activities.

We will also provide an introduction to new online learning resources and discuss how to use this information in the classroom.Early Learning and Primary Teacher sessions are run annually.

Find upcoming dates

We can also arrange group programs on weekdays, weekends of after school for you. Contact us today to book in your group.

teachers in the galleries

Image: Macquarie University Master of Early Childhood students participating in a tailor-made MCA professional development program, 2017. Kerrie Poliness, OMG (detail) 2014. Photographer: Jacquie Manning

Namuru: Teachers Professional Development


Namuru means ‘path’ or 'compass’ in the language of the Gadigal people, the traditional owners of the land and waters that the MCA is situated upon.
Namuru is a one-day program aimed at developing confidence in delivering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander content in the classroom and keeping up to date with current research and information.

Join us to talk about ways of responding to the works of Indigenous artists by drawing out students’ personal connections without appropriation. Early Learning, Primary and Secondary Teachers sessions are run annually.

Find upcoming dates

Teachers Workshop

Namuru Teacher Professional Development

STEAM not STEM Teacher Professional Development

Learn strategies for teaching science, maths and engineering through the lens of art. Experience contemporary art and find out how art can extend learning and engagement of concepts from the Digital Technologies curriculum, such as computational and algorithmic thinking.

Experiment with both technology and every day materials to design fun learning activities that challenge and extend students’ creative capacities in STEM.

Primary and Secondary sessions are run annually.

Find upcoming dates

We can also arrange group programs on weekdays, weekends or after school for you.

Contact us today to book in your group.

Teacher making artwork from light

Teacher Workshop, 2015. Photograph: Maja Baska.

Tailored Professional Development

Need help designing a professional development session for your staff?

MCA Artist Educators will tailor a program to meet your needs, with focus areas such as creative learning strategies for engaging with artworks, contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art practice, art and technology workshops, or ideas for developing students’ literacy and creative writing using contemporary art.

We can arrange programs on weekdays, weekends or after school, for primary, secondary and early learning teachers.

Professional development workshops are available on school development days at the beginning of Terms 1, 2 and 3 and the last two days of the school year.

Contact us today to book in your group.

Teachers holding placards that say 'HA'

Aleks Danko, Teachers Masterclass, 2015. Photograph: Maja Baska