This summer the MCA joins forces with new partner, Newtown-based brewers Young Henrys, to curate the Museum’s popular Sounds on the Terrace series and combine delicious craft beer with free live music on the MCA’s Sculpture Terrace.
The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) is delighted to announce a multi-year Major Gift donation of $450,000 by MCA Chairman Simon Mordant AM and Catriona Mordant.
Visitors to the MCA over summer will encounter works from the MCA Collection that engage with language and text, opening Monday 4 December 2017.
Circular Quay is getting a pop of colour when the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) opens its latest summer bar ‘Colour Fields’ from 3 November 2017.
A bold new partnership between the MCA and Sydney Airport will see the arrival of a large-scale contemporary art commission for the T1 International terminal’s Marketplace in 2018.
This summer the MCA is proud to present a major new exhibition by pioneering Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist, as part of the Sydney International Art Series.
Opening 23 August 2017, the MCA presents the first major museum solo exhibition of Sydney-based artist Hilarie Mais.
Jenny Watson: The Fabric of Fantasy, the most comprehensive exhibition of the work by leading Australian artist Jenny Watson opens at the MCA on 5 July 2017.
The MCA and its official Champagne sponsor Ruinart are bringing a unique sensory experience this winter to inspire art lovers and get their creative juices flowing: Ruinart Sundown Sketch Deluxe.
Eight Australian artists aged 35 and under, have been selected to exhibit their work at the MCA for Primavera 2017, opening 23 August.
The MCA and Tate announce the acquisition of five additional artworks in their International Joint Acquisition Program for contemporary Australian art, supported by Qantas.
On Sunday 21 May, the MCA will set up shop for over 100 members of the zine community in support of independent and DIY publishing at the Zine Fair 2017.
Two curators from MCA will head to the 57th Venice Biennale (13 May to 26 November 2017) as part of the Australia Council for the Arts’ Professional Development Program for First Nations Curators.
Until 30 July, the newly refurbished Cafe at the MCA will fuse modern Australian and Algerian flavours with a new menu inspired by the works of French-Algerian artist Kader Attia.
The first solo exhibition in the Southern Hemisphere by French-Algerian artist Kader Attia is now open at the MCA, continuing until 30 July 2017.
MCA launches Civic Actions publication featuring formal essays, critiques and conversational reflections by artists and creative professionals who work with communities in the public realm.
The MCA today announces Ruinart as its official Partner. Ruinart’s partnership with Australia’s leading contemporary art museum will deliver new experiences for those who appreciate contemporary art and the refined ‘art de vivre’ of Ruinart.
Vivid Sydney announces Melbourne-based artist Julia Gorman will illuminate the heritage-listed façade of the MCA between 26 May to Saturday 17 June 2017.
Sydney, Australia: Sydney’s premier cultural institutions today announced 48 artists to present work in the inaugural edition of The National: New Australian Art.
On 11–13 November, the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) will throw open its doors and celebrate its 25th birthday with a three-day celebration free and open to all – its biggest public event to date.
A major new retrospective from pioneer Swiss video artist Pipilotti Rist will be presented at the MCA, as part of the 2017-2018 Sydney International Art Series.
Sydneysiders will get a taste of Tokyo at the MCA from Friday 28 October. Hot on the heels of the Gin Garden and in the spirit of summer, the MCA will open a pop-up Cherry Blossom Bar inspired by Tatsuo Miyajima.
The first selection of Australian artists to present work in the inaugural edition of The National: New Australian Art opening on 30 March 2017 at the AGNSW, Carriageworks and the MCA, were announced today.
Opening 3 November 2016, the MCA presents Tatsuo Miyajima: Connect with Everything as part of the Sydney International Art Series 2016–17.
MCA Social calls for art-enthusiasts to support young artists.
MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday, opens 1 September 2016. This exhibition considers the impact of the past and the influence of history on artistic practice today.
The MCA unveils the eight artists included in Primavera 2016, guest curated by Emily Cormack.
The MCA has welcomed over eight million visitors to its free exhibitions and programs in the last sixteen years, thanks to Telstra.
The MCA presents Telling Tales, a major exhibition exploring the varied, inventive approaches taken by 14 leading Australian and international artists and groups to narrative form.
The MCA announces its third Sculpture Terrace Commission, Composer, by Sydney artist Caroline Rothwell.
The announcement by the Australia Council that 65 organisations will no longer receive funding under its Four-Year Funding program (previously Key Organisations) delivers a major blow to Australia’s contemporary visual arts sector.
The MCA, Qantas and Tate have today revealed the first five artworks in their International Joint Acquisition Program for contemporary Australian art.
Three of Sydney’s premier cultural institutions – the AGNSW, Carriageworks and the MCA announce a new exhibition surveying the latest ideas and forms in contemporary Australian art: The National: New Australian Art.
The MCA unveiled Corde du Roi by Victorian artist Stephen Bush, the fourth in its series of MCA Foyer Wall Commissions.
The MCA announces the fifth commission for the Bella Room with the appointment of Melbourne-based artist Kathy Temin.
The MCA is calling for stallholder applications to one of its best-loved programs, the annual MCA Zine Fair.
The MCA has just announced a major two-year national tour of its Being Tiwi exhibition.
In a first for an Australian museum, art-loving sweethearts visiting the MCA on Valentine’s Day, Sunday 14 February, will have the opportunity to participate in a global social media campaign called #HeartsforArt.
MCA announces a major exhibition of the works of renowned Japanese contemporary artist, Tatsuo Miyajima as part of the 2016-2017 Sydney International Art Series.
The MCA is delighted to announce that Georgia Close, MCA Manager, Student & Teacher Engagement has become the first Australian to be awarded a Marsh Award for Excellence in Gallery Education.
It’s officially gin o’clock at the MCA.
The MCA is delighted to announce the launch of its first online commission, transmission detox, by Sydney-based and Primavera 2014 artist Marian Tubbs.
On Saturday 7 November (5–9pm), C3West with Blacktown Arts Centre and UrbanGrowth NSW will host a corroboree on one of Australia’s most important historical sites.
Future Classic and MCA are joining forces once again to present FCxMCA Summer Sunday Sessions.
The MCA is delighted to announce the appointment of Ann Sherry AO to the company’s board of directors.
The MCA, Qantas and Tate have today announced an unprecedented International Joint Acquisition Program for contemporary Australian art.
Vivid Sydney today announced that the creative vision of Western Sydney artist Huseyin Sami will illuminate the heritage-listed façade of the MCA, when the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas returns in 2016.
The MCA is set to inspire mind, body and soul this season with a new Spring Yoga Series in partnership with lululemon athletica.
On Sunday 13 December, Grayson Perry will speak at the Sydney Opera House.
The MCA and Sydney College of the Arts (SCA), University of Sydney, are presenting a new talk series exploring the recent history, current state and possible futures of painting.
Announcing the fourth MCA Foyer Wall Commission by Melbourne artist Stephen Bush.
Citi will sponsor the first major exhibition in the southern hemisphere of the works of award-winning British artist Grayson Perry.
The MCA has launched the first Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy setting out quantifiable targets for a major cultural Institution in Australia.
The MCA has unveiled its fourth annual artist commission for the Bella Room, by Sydney-based artist David Capra.
The MCA is will present the first major museum survey by Australian artists David Haines and Joyce Hinterding from 25 June 25 to 6 September 2015.
With a new wing to explore and Sydney’s growing taste for late-night art programming, the MCA introduced MCA ARTBAR driven by Audi three years ago in 2012.
For the eighth consecutive year, the MCA will host its annual Zine Fair, one of its best-loved public programs.
On 28 March 2012, the MCA launched one of the most significant commitments to art education in Australia, the National Centre for Creative Learning (NCCL).
On March 21-22, the MCA will be collaborating on the Blacktown Native Institution site, shaping the future of one of Australia’s most important historical sites.
The MCA announces a major exhibition of works by Grayson Perry, one of Britain’s most acclaimed contemporary artists and winner of the 2003 Turner Prize.