– Highlights


Primavera 2016

29 Sep - 04 Dec


Louise Hearman

29 Sep - 04 Dec

Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Aug

– Learning Events

Special Event

ARTBAR October 2016

28 Oct, 7.00pm, MCA

25 Birthday Weekend

Artist Talk

11 Nov, 1.30pm, Level 2: Veolia Lecture Theatre

– News from inside the MCA

Fairfield Eating Excursion

Women of Fairfield co-curator and PYT Artistic Director, Karen Therese takes us on a food safari through Fairfield, Sydney. more

Please Touch: Tactile Tours for Families

Artist Educator, Brook Morgan gives us a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the development of this new program for families. more

Interview with September film curator Adrian Martin

James Vaughan speaks to Australian arts critic and audiovisual artist Adrian Martin about the month of contemporary Portuguese cinema he has guest curated for the MCA 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.

Young Creatives

“The programs allow people to be drawn out of that protective bubble we live in, they can get to experience something that is completely different”

- Alex, Youth Committee

MCA’s Young Creatives programs are developed in collaboration with a diverse team of 13 – 18yr old volunteers, recruited yearly; the MCA Youth Committee.
Through the events, talks, workshops and unique opportunities we have on offer, our team aims to provide you with the platform to create, experiment and challenge your professional and creative skills.
MCA invites you to join our community, connect with like-minded people and work alongside artists and other arts professionals.
If art, performance, music and culture are important to you, then you’ve come to the right place.



3 people standing in front of a wall covered in lights

Jonathan Jones
Naa (to see or look) 2015 fluorescent tubes, fittings, electrical cable
580 × 1614cm, at Genext.
Photograph: Maja Baska


Sunday Life: Life-Drawing

Our professional models bring their unique talents to the class, from burlesque divas to ballet dancers. Build up work for your portfolio or VAPD, get ideas for your BOW or simply develop your skills as an artist with the help of artists Will French and Cindy Chen at our monthly Life-Drawing class for 14 – 19yr olds.


“I absolutely loved it, the teacher was amazing and really helped me actually get the structure and form of the model”

- Imogen, Sunday Life participant.

Image of Mac Galleon
Photographed by Rob Studdert © Digital Image Studio, 2016



Live music from Sydney bands and musicians, after-hours all-access to exhibitions and performances, great snacks and great people – a celebration of art and music for Sydney’s under 18’s. Genext offers you a space to connect and experiment with creativity your own way. People from all over Sydney come along to the events which take place several times across the year and feature a festival-like line up.

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Upcoming workshops

And other happenings

Artist and curator talks, workshops, off-site excursions with the Genext ArtCart and other excellent experiences for you to get into.

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Young Guides

Our volunteer team of Young Guides, aged between 15 and 21 deliver smart and insightful guided tours of MCA exhibitions, infused with candor and their own personal perspectives. Take a tour or find out how to become a Young Guide.

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Join our team

Get involved

Get your foot in the door of the art world, get behind-the-scenes experience and work alongside artists and art professionals as part of the MCA’s Youth Committee or Young Guides.

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“I needed to somehow get more into the art world but I didn’t know how to do it…. and then I found out about Genext”

- Jess, Youth Committee & Young Guide


Genext © Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia
Photograph Tim da-Rin, 2016

Inclusive Access for Young Creatives

We offer seamless support for young people with access needs as a free supplement to any Young Creatives event or program. Upon request, trained staff can provide individually tailored support for young people with physical, intellectual, learning and sensory access requirements within an inclusive whole program experience.
For more information please contact:
Young Creatives Coordinator belinda.sculley@mca.com.au
or find information regarding Bella programs exclusively for people with access requirements HERE