– Highlights


Primavera 2017

23 Aug - 19 Nov


Hilarie Mais

23 Aug - 19 Nov

Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Dec

– Learning Events


Art Safari

22 Sep, 1.00pm, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning



23 Sep, 2.00pm, Level 2: Veolia Lecture Theatre



24 Sep, 6.00pm, Throughout the MCA

– News from inside the MCA

Six Films that Changed My Life (for better or worse): Laura Hindmarsh

Primavera 2017 artist Laura Hindmarsh shares six films ahead of her specially curated edition of Art + Film on Saturday 16 September. more

The Many Guises of Jenny Watson

We’ll take you through some of Watson’s many alter egos that are currently housed in our Level 3 Galleries. more

Fresh picks for Father's Day

Discover the gifts that will help you spoil your dad this Father’s Day. 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

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