– Highlights


ARTBAR January 2018

Today, 7.00pm, Throughout the MCA


Pipilotti Rist: Sip my Ocean

01 Nov - 18 Feb


Jon Campbell: MCA Collection

04 Dec - 25 Feb

– Learning Events


ARTBAR January 2018

Today, 7.00pm, Throughout the MCA


Contemporary Kids School Holiday Program

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


Pipilotti Rist: Sip my Ocean [Unplugged]

23 Jan, 6.00pm, Level 3: Galleries

– 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 – Huseyin Sami to illuminate MCA during Vivid Sydney 2016

Posted on Sept. 24, 2015
Huseyin Sami

Left to right: Huseyin Sami, Painting Machine 9 (work in progress), 2011; Huseyin Sami, Untitled (WAP), 2014, Huseyin Sami, Untitled (Long Stack), 2015, images courtesy and © the artist

Vivid Sydney today announced that the creative vision of Western Sydney artist Huseyin Sami will illuminate the heritage-listed façade of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA), when the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas returns in 2016 (27 May – 13 June 2016).

NSW Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events, Stuart Ayres, said, 'Vivid Sydney is a remarkable opportunity for artists to create on a grand scale, and it doesn’t get much grander than seeing your work projected onto one of Sydney’s most iconic landmarks. It’s exciting to see Huseyin Sami, an acclaimed artist from Western Sydney, given this opportunity and I look forward to the big reveal of his projection art next year.’

Each year, an Australian artist represented in the MCA Collection or exhibition program, is chosen to work in collaboration with projection content creators to create the amazing 3D-mapped projections that adorn the MCA façade during Vivid Sydney.

Huseyin Sami is a former exhibitor in MCA’s annual Primavera exhibition, highlighting the work of young Australian artists. His work explores the material qualities of paint, crossing over the categories of painting, sculpture and installation. He has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally.

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia Director, Elizabeth Ann Macgregor OBE, said, 'We are delighted that the involvement of artists in the creation of the work for the MCA façade for Vivid Sydney will continue with the commissioning of Huseyin Sami, one of a generation of younger artists working with materials such as paint in exciting new ways. We look forward to seeing how his vision comes to fruition on our façade.’

Destination NSW Chief Executive Officer, Sandra Chipchase, added that there is still time for projection content creators to submit Expressions of Interest for the MCA Original Façade, with the deadline extended to Midnight AEST, 7 October 2015.

Vivid Sydney is managed by the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency Destination NSW, and returns from 27 May to 13 June 2016.

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
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DNSW Media Contact
Kate Campbell
Senior Ministerial & Corporate Communications Media Advisor
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