– 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


Art Safari

08 Aug, 1.00pm, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning



09 Aug, 6.30pm, Level 3: Digital Studio in NCCL



19 Aug, 2.00pm, Level 2: Veolia Lecture Theatre

– News from inside the MCA

Claudia Nicholson's ARTBAR of love and devotion

July’s ARTBAR will see the MCA turned into an elaborate quinceañera by this month’s curator, Claudia Nicholson. more

#ConversationStarters: Have you ever made a decision based on fear?

We held a new program of art and ideas, Conversation Starters, in June to promote an open conversation with questions that define our global situation. more

#ConversationStarters: What are you afraid of for the future?

We held a new program of art and ideas, Conversation Starters, in June to promote an open conversation with questions that define our global situation. 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.

Visiting the MCA

Why the MCA?

The Museum of Contemporary Art is Australia’s only museum dedicated to collecting and exhibiting the work of today’s artists. Visit the MCA to experience the work of leading Australian and international contemporary artists through a diverse program of exhibitions and events. Our Collection contains over 4000 works by Australian artists, including a significant representation of work by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. You can see an ever evolving display of works from the Collection on Level 2 of the Museum or connect online.

Our Programs

Our programs for Primary, Secondary students, students with specific needs, Early Learning groups, Teachers and Tertiary Groups promote creative learning through contemporary art. Through gallery explorations, studio sessions, digital excursions and resources, talks and workshops developed by our passionate team of Artist Educators, our accessible and inclusive learning experiences connect students and teachers with contemporary art and artists to encourage looking, thinking and creating in new ways.

Central to our philosophy is the intention to ‘bring your own story’ to encounters with contemporary art, while generating fresh meaning through playful learning strategies, collaboration and exchange.

Book a Self-Guided Visit

In addition to booking a program with an Artist Educator, schools can also choose to visit the MCA in a self-guided capacity. You will need to register your self-guided visit. Find out more and register your group on our self-guided groups webpage.

Please note: bookings are essential for all groups visiting the MCA.

Prepare for your visit

Investigate our online learning resources for students and teachers

Download the MCA App

Have a look at our Risk Assessment for schools

Opening Hours

Monday-Tuesday: 10am-5pm
Wednesday: 10am-9pm
Thursday-Sunday: 10am-5pm

Getting to the MCA

The MCA is located on Circular Quay West, Sydney, at 140 George Street, The Rocks. It is easily accessible by public transport.

FERRY: Circular Quay Terminal
TRAIN: Circular Quay Station
CAR: Wilson Car Park Stations at 155 George Street (wheelchair accessible) and 35 Pitt Street

Special notice: There is extended light rail work being carried out in George St between Essex Street and King Street intersections. For the latest information on traffic changes, construction dates and locations please visit livetraffic.com or download the Live Traffic NSW App.

For more information on CBD changes, visit mysydney.nsw.gov.au. For further details on CBD and South East light Rail, visit sydneylightrail.com.au.


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Two students looking at large glass sculpture on floor

MacKillop Catholic College, Gallery Exploration, 2015. Featured: Carlos Cruz-Diez Chromosaturation, 1965-2015, installation view Light Show, Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia, 2015, image courtesy and © Carlos Cruz-Diez, photograph: Maja Baska

Risk Assessment for Schools (PDF)


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