See what's on at the

Browse What's On

– Highlights


Aleks Danko

30 Jul - 18 Oct


Matthys Gerber

22 Sep - 06 Dec


Primavera 2015

22 Sep - 06 Dec

Create and Learn at the

All Learning Programs

– Learning Events


Exchange Series

12 Nov, 11.00am, Creative Studios National Centre for Creative Learning


Educator Exclusive

26 Nov, 5.30pm, Creative Studios National Centre for Creative Learning



06 Dec, 6.00pm, Throughout the MCA

Find out more about the

About the MCA

– News from inside the MCA

Taloi Havini: Primavera artist and ARTBAR curator

Primavera 2015 artist and MCA ARTBAR curator Taloi Havini talks ‘Shell Money’, pina coladas and memories of Bougainville. more

We laughed, we cried, we danced, we barked…

Teachers from across NSW gathered at the MCA and Sydney Opera House for two days of creative dialogue and exchange as part of the 2015 Engaging Students with Disability forum. more

If these walls could talk | #AleksDanko

Ha-ha-ha-ha. Learn the meaning behind artist Aleks Danko’s Laughing Wall.... more

View the Collection

Browse Collection

– Spotlights from the collection online

Volume One: MCA Collection

Works from the MCA Collection on display

Remain in Light: Photography from the MCA Collections

On tour until October 2015


Watch our latest artist interview with Khaled Sabsabi


The MCA Lewis Library and Artist Research Centre provides access to a unique collection of books, catalogues, and art journals which reflect the MCA history and exhibitions and share information about Australian and international artists.

Our Philosophy
The MCA Library is dedicated to supporting individual approaches to learning.
Learning in the visual arts, is a unique process. Individuals may look for information about the image through journal articles, books and/or catalogues. They may be inspired by the image itself and seek information around this personal response. The library supports each learners search through careful listening (the reference interview), direction to resources and by providing a warm reflective space where these interests may be explored.

The MCA Library is a reference library (items not for loan).

Enquiries are welcomed to the MCA Librarian Margaret Gor on +61 2 9245 2453 or

The Library is unable to accept donations of books, magazines, etc. due to storage limitations

Library Opening Hours
Monday – 10am-12.30pm TBA
Tuesday – 10am-5pm
Wednesday – 10am-5pm
Thursday – 10am-1pm
Friday – 10am-3pm
Saturday – 12pm-4pm
Sunday – 11am-4pm

*All times are subject to change. Please call ahead if you would like to visit the library.

The MCA Library for Kids
Join us on the last Wednesday of every month for Story Time. Cuddle up with a cushion, listen, and read along to specially chosen books illustrated and inspired by Australian artists.
Ages 3–5
FREE, bookings essential