– Highlights

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Primavera 2016

29 Sep - 04 Dec

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Tatsuo Miyajima

03 Nov - 05 Mar

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Louise Hearman

29 Sep - 04 Dec

– Learning Events

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Genext

04 Dec, 6.00pm, Throughout the MCA

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Workshop

Art Safari

09 Dec, 1.00pm, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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Understanding Mindfulness Workshop

10 Dec, 12.30pm, Level 2: Seminar Room

– News from inside the MCA

Twitter tour: Rachel Kent on #TatsuoMiyajima

Chief Curator Rachel walks us through her exhibition highlights more

What's it like to view art in the nude?

Gill Nicol, Director, Audience Engagement, reveals her experience of stripping down and gaining a new perspective of the MCA Collection by viewing it entirely in the nude. more

Reliving our 25th Birthday Weekend

See what happened over our three-day celebration 25 years of art #MCA25 more

– Spotlights from the collection online

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MCA Collection

Works from the MCA Collection

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Collection Artist Interviews

Watch our latest interviews in the MCA Video Portal

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Joint acquisitions by MCA and Tate

The Program promotes Australian art globally, helping Australian artists reach new audiences.

Press Releases

 

Sydney’s premier cultural institutions announce 49 artists for The National: New Australian Art 2017

Dec. 1, 2016

Sydney, Australia: Sydney’s premier cultural institutions today announced 49 artists to present work in the inaugural edition of The National: New Australian Art.

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MCA DIRECTOR IS NEW CIMAM, PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD

Nov. 29, 2016

Elizabeth Ann Macgregor OBE, Director of the MCA has been elected President of the Board of the International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern Art, for 2017–2019.

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MCA unveils 2017 program

Nov. 21, 2016

The MCA unveils its 2017 program. In 2017, the MCA program presents works by exceptional Australian and international contemporary artists at all stages of their careers and in varied media.

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MCA x Maison Balzac: a scent of art

Nov. 8, 2016

The MCA and luxury candle maker Maison Balzac are proud to introduce a limited-edition scented candle inspired by the practice and Buddhist philosophy of Japanese artist Tatsuo Miyajima.

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MCA Australia 25 celebrates years of contemporary art

Oct. 28, 2016

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.

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MCA announces Pipilotti Rist for the Sydney International Art Series 2017–18

Oct. 17, 2016

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.

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A taste of Tokyo comes to Circular Quay at the MCA’s Cherry Blossom Bar

Oct. 14, 2016

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.

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Announcing First Artists for The National: New Australian Art 2017

Oct. 10, 2016

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.

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MCA PRESENTS LOUISE HEARMAN'S FIRST MAJOR SURVEY

Sept. 27, 2016

The MCA presents the first major museum survey of Australian painter Louise Hearman.

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MCA's C3 West celebrates the Women of Fairfield

Sept. 23, 2016

On Friday 7 and Saturday 8 October (6–9.30pm), the communities of Fairfield and visitors are invited to experience a twilight art walk taking place on the streets of the city centre.

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MCA presents Tatsuo Miyajima: Connect with Everything

Sept. 20, 2016

Opening 3 November 2016, the MCA presents Tatsuo Miyajima: Connect with Everything as part of the Sydney International Art Series 2016–17.

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MCA Social calls for art-enthusiasts to support young artists

Sept. 6, 2016

MCA Social calls for art-enthusiasts to support young artists.

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Presenting MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

Aug. 31, 2016

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.

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MCA unveils the young Australian artists in Primavera 2016

June 30, 2016

The MCA unveils the eight artists included in Primavera 2016, guest curated by Emily Cormack.

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MCA Cafe’s new Korean menu inspired by art

June 28, 2016

The MCA Cafe launches a new Korean menu to coincide with the new exhibition New Romance.

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MCA UNVEILS 'NEW ROMANCE: ART AND THE POSTHUMAN'

June 28, 2016

The MCA presents New Romance: art and the posthuman, an exhibition that brings together 18 artists works encourage us to ask what it means to be human today, and in the future.

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MCA celebrates 8 million free visitors since 2000 thanks to Telstra

June 9, 2016

The MCA has welcomed over eight million visitors to its free exhibitions and programs in the last sixteen years, thanks to Telstra.

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MCA DIRECTOR WINS NSW CREATIVE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

June 7, 2016

The Director of the MCA, Elizabeth Ann Macgregor OBE, is the joint winner of the 2016 NSW Creative Achievement Award.

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MCA PRESENTS TELLING TALES: EXCURSIONS IN NARRATIVE FORM

May 25, 2016

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.

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MCA announces 2016 Sculpture Terrace Commission by artist Caroline Rothwell

May 23, 2016

The MCA announces its third Sculpture Terrace Commission, Composer, by Sydney artist Caroline Rothwell.

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Visual arts sector United over funding cuts

May 19, 2016

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.

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MCA, Qantas and Tate announce first series of Australian artwork acquisitions

May 13, 2016

The MCA, Qantas and Tate have today revealed the first five artworks in their International Joint Acquisition Program for contemporary Australian art.

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SYDNEY’S PREMIER CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS GO NATIONAL

April 21, 2016

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.

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MCA's C3West Battles for Food Security

March 29, 2016

The MCA, Liverpool City Council and Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre are inviting local community champions and food heroes to take part in a major artist-led project.

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MCA Foyer Wall Commission by Stephen Bush is unveiled

March 18, 2016

The MCA unveiled Corde du Roi by Victorian artist Stephen Bush, the fourth in its series of MCA Foyer Wall Commissions.

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Melbourne-based artist Kathy Temin to create ‘The Koala Room’

Feb. 25, 2016

The MCA announces the fifth commission for the Bella Room with the appointment of Melbourne-based artist Kathy Temin.

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MCA calls for creative talent ahead of annual Zine Fair

Feb. 11, 2016

The MCA is calling for stallholder applications to one of its best-loved programs, the annual MCA Zine Fair.

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MCA announces two-year national tour of its Being Tiwi exhibition

Feb. 9, 2016

The MCA has just announced a major two-year national tour of its Being Tiwi exhibition.

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MCA invites Australians to declare their love for art on Valentine’s Day

Feb. 3, 2016

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.

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Announcing major exhibition by Japanese artist Tatsuo Miyajima

Jan. 7, 2016

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.

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New major addition to the MCA Collection

Dec. 21, 2015

The MCA makes an exciting new addition to the Collection with the acquisition of Sydney artist Mikala Dwyer’s installation Square Cloud Compound (2010).

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Fun for families at MCA’s summer exhibition

Dec. 8, 2015

The MCA announces a special program of family-friendly activities as part of its summer exhibition, Grayson Perry: My Pretty Little Art Career.

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MCA announces PRIMAVERA 2016 Curator

Nov. 26, 2015

The MCA is delighted to announce the appointment of Emily Cormack as the Curator for Primavera 2016: Young Australian Artists.

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MCA’s Georgia Close wins Marsh Award in Glasgow for Excellence in Gallery Education

Nov. 20, 2015

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.

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MCA PRESENTS BEING TIWI

Nov. 19, 2015

This summer, MCA presents Being Tiwi, an exhibition of new works and recent acquisitions that highlight the dynamic work of nine contemporary artists from the Tiwi Islands.

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GRAYSON PERRY-INSPIRED GIN GARDEN POPS UP AT THE MCA FOR SUMMER

Nov. 18, 2015

It’s officially gin o’clock at the MCA.

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More art with Bimbadgen’s 2015 MCA Wine Series

Oct. 30, 2015

In partnership with iconic Hunter Valley winery Bimbadgen, the MCA is excited to announce the release of both a red and white that form the Bimbadgen MCA Wine Series XV.

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First online commission for the MCA by artist Marian Tubbs

Oct. 27, 2015

The MCA is delighted to announce the launch of its first online commission, transmission detox, by Sydney-based and Primavera 2014 artist Marian Tubbs.

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MCA and Future Classic present FCxMCA Summer Sunday Sessions

Oct. 20, 2015

Future Classic and MCA are joining forces once again to present FCxMCA Summer Sunday Sessions.

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MCA announces the C3West Blacktown Native Institution Corroboree

Oct. 20, 2015

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.

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MCA announces Carnival Australia Chief Executive Ann Sherry AO as new Board Member

Oct. 19, 2015

The MCA is delighted to announce the appointment of Ann Sherry AO to the company’s board of directors.

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MCA, Qantas and Tate take contemporary Australian art to the world

Sept. 26, 2015

The MCA, Qantas and Tate have today announced an unprecedented International Joint Acquisition Program for contemporary Australian art.

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Huseyin Sami to illuminate MCA during Vivid Sydney 2016

Sept. 24, 2015

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.

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MCA launches Spring Yoga Series in partnership with lululemon athletica

Sept. 15, 2015

The MCA is set to inspire mind, body and soul this season with a new Spring Yoga Series in partnership with lululemon athletica.

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MCA and Sydney Opera House announce Grayson Perry keynote lecture

Sept. 14, 2015

On Sunday 13 December, Grayson Perry will speak at the Sydney Opera House.

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MCA introduces 'Why Painting' talk series with Sydney College of the Arts

Sept. 11, 2015

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.

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MCA announces 2016 Foyer Wall Commission by artist Stephen Bush

Sept. 9, 2015

Announcing the fourth MCA Foyer Wall Commission by Melbourne artist Stephen Bush.

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MCA presents Matthys Gerber

Sept. 2, 2015

This spring, the MCA presents the first major museum exhibition of the work of Sydney artist Matthys Gerber.

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MCA and Citi partner to bring leading British artist to Sydney

Aug. 26, 2015

Citi will sponsor the first major exhibition in the southern hemisphere of the works of award-winning British artist Grayson Perry.

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What's On: Spring School Holidays

Aug. 13, 2015

Take a sneak peek at what we have planned for the September School Holidays.

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MCA unveils Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy

Aug. 5, 2015

The MCA has launched the first Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy setting out quantifiable targets for a major cultural Institution in Australia.

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MCA unveils 2015 Bella Commission for students with specific needs, by Sydney artist David Capra

July 19, 2015

The MCA has unveiled its fourth annual artist commission for the Bella Room, by Sydney-based artist David Capra.

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MCA unveils Primavera 2015 artists

July 14, 2015

Featuring the work of seven artists drawn from South West, South Central and South East Australia, Primavera 2015 opens to the public on 22 September.

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What’s On: NAIDOC Week 2015 at the MCA

July 2, 2015

The MCA will celebrate National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee Week (NAIDOC Week) from 2 July and throughout the official week of 5 to 12 July 2015.

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First major museum survey by Australian artists David Haines and Joyce Hinterding

June 19, 2015

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.

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C3West Blacktown Native Institution Corroboree

June 12, 2015

On Saturday 27 June (3-7pm), the MCA will collaborate with Blacktown Arts Centre and UrbanGrowth NSW to host a community Corroboree on one of Australia’s most important historical sites.

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MCA presents ‘Morning Peace with Yoko Ono 2015’

June 10, 2015

The MCA presents YOKO ONO MORNING PEACE 2015, a global gathering at sunrise on 21 June 2015, celebrating the MoMA exhibition Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960–1971.

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MCA and Audi celebrate three years of vibrant programming for ARTBAR

May 25, 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.

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MCA set to host its largest Zine Fair yet for Vivid Sydney

May 19, 2015

For the eighth consecutive year, the MCA will host its annual Zine Fair, one of its best-loved public programs.

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MCA announces Kerry Gardner as new Board Member

April 24, 2015

The MCA announces the appointment of Melbourne-based documentary filmmaker and arts philanthropist Kerry Gardner to the company’s board of directors.

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MCA Celebrates Three Years of World-Class Creative Learning

March 31, 2015

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).

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C3West Blacktown Native Institution Artist Camps #2

March 13, 2015

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.

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Announcing Major Exhibition by Turner Prize winner Grayson Perry

March 6, 2015

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.

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New Exhibition: Light Show

Feb. 23, 2015

The MCA presents Light Show, a major survey exhibition exploring the phenomenal aspects of light and its versatility as a sculptural medium.

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