– Highlights


Pipilotti Rist: Sip my Ocean

01 Nov - 18 Feb


Jon Campbell: MCA Collection

04 Dec - 25 Feb


Word: MCA Collection

04 Dec - 18 Feb

– Learning Events


ARTBAR January 2018

19 Jan, 7.00pm, Throughout the MCA


Contemporary Kids School Holiday Program

23 Jan, 10.30am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning


Art Baby

06 Feb, 12.30pm, MCA

– News from inside the MCA

The Importance of Laughter

We sat down with laughter connoisseur Shari Coventry from Sydney Laughter to discover the truth about laughter and why we need it ahead of this month’s Laughter Sessions. more

Coming up in 2018…

Next year is one of the most exciting and diverse seasons yet. Find out what’s on. more

Six Films that Changed My Life (for better or worse): Antenna's Rich Welch

To pave the way for the soon-to-come cinema binge at Antenna Film Festival,Co-Director Rich Welch shared a few of his life changing films. 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.

Press Releases – What’s On: NAIDOC Week 2015 at the MCA

Posted on July 2, 2015

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (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.

The Museum will offer free public programs for all ages featuring Spotlight Talks on MCA Collection artworks, film screenings presented with Black Screen, National Film and Sound Archive and a panel discussion moderated by Keith Munro, MCA Curator Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Programs.

The theme for NAIDOC Week 2015 is ‘We all Stand on Sacred Ground: Learn, Respect and Celebrate’, highlighting the strong spiritual and cultural connection that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have to land and sea.

Lunchtime Film Screenings
The MCA together with Black Screen, National Film and Sound Archive will present films by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander filmmakers during five lunchtime sessions. See mca.com.au for films and classifications.
2–6 July, 12.30–2pm (FREE)

Bella Plus Connect – for adults with specific needs
Nadeena Dixon, MCA Artist Educator for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Programs will present a special NAIDOC Week event for adults with physical, intellectual, behavioural or sensory disability. Participants and support providers can take part in an accessible program featuring gallery exploration, hands-on art-making activities and a chance to experience the new and playful Bella Room Commission by Sydney artist David Capra titled Teena’s Bathtime (2015).
Monday 6 July, 12.30–2pm (FREE)

Spotlight Talks – MCA Collection
The MCA’s knowledgeable and passionate staff will talk about an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artwork that inspires them in a short 5–10 minute session.
Monday 6 July: Kelly McDonald, Assistant Curator, on Daniel Boyd
Tuesday 7 July: Pete Davidson, Host, on Gulumbu Yunupingu
Wednesday 8 July: Francess Godworth, Host, on Gordon Bennett
Thursday 9 July: Elyse Goldfinch, Host, on Emily Kame Kngwarreye
Friday 10 July: Mason Kimber, Host, on Bark Paintings in the Arnott’s Biscuits Collection
6–10 July, 3pm (FREE)

NAIDOC Week Panel Discussion
This impressive panel moderated by Keith Munro, MCA Curator Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Programs will highlight the important contributions and sacrifices made by Aboriginal Australians in shaping our identity in this talk during NAIDOC Week. Panellists include respected senior artist William ‘Badger’ Bates, Nathan Moran, Chief Executive Officer Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council and Marcia Ella-Duncan, Chairperson La Perouse Local Aboriginal Land Council.
Thursday 9 July, 6–7pm (FREE, bookings recommended)

MCA Collection
The MCA is dedicated to exhibiting, collecting and interpreting the work of today’s artists. Artworks in the Collection reflect the breadth of Australian contemporary art over the past 20+ years with significant representation of important artworks by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.
Now showing (FREE)

For more information on each program click here.

For more information on NAIDOC Week visit naidoc.org.au

Media Contacts
Claire Johnson / Myriam Conrié
Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
+61 (0)2 9245 2417 / +61 (0)2 9245 2434