From 5pm on selected Sundays throughout summer, the MCA Sculpture Terrace will play host to a handpicked selection of high-calibre international and local electronic talent, performing captivating sets inspired by the Museum’s Collection. Kenton Slash Demon & Harvey Sutherland will kick-start the series on 15 November, followed by Roland Tings (DJ Set) & Tornado Wallace on December 13.
Nodding to international events of a similar nature – including MoMA PS1’s Warm Up sessions in New York City, where Future Classic have curated a sell-out show this month – FCxMCA is creating a much-welcomed space in the Sydney landscape to celebrate the intersection between music and contemporary art.
Museum of Contemporary Art Australia Director, Elizabeth Ann Macgregor OBE, said: “This exciting partnership will enable us to reach out to new audiences and deepen engagement with existing ones, which is always high on our agenda. Combining spectacular Sydney views, access to inspiring Australian contemporary art and a rare chance to listen to world-class acts in a more intimate setting, the FCxMCA rooftop series is set be one of Sydney’s hottest outdoor tickets this summer.”
Each Sunday in the series, the MCA Café will stay open until 9pm for refreshing drinks, cocktails and light summer fare. The Museum will also extend its opening hours exclusively for FCxMCA ticket holders (5-6pm), inviting them to explore and be inspired by the MCA Collection for the first hour of the event. DJs performing at the event will also be invited to respond to the MCA Collection in a collaboration housed on the MCA’s app (details announced in 2016).
The MCA Collection contains over 4,000 works by Australian artists across all art forms, with strong holdings in painting, photography, sculpture, works on paper and moving image, as well as significant representation of works by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. A continuously evolving selection of these artworks is on display in the Museum’s Level 2 Galleries (free entry).
November 15, from 5pm | Kenton Slash Demon & Harvey Sutherland
December 13, from 5pm | Roland Tings (DJ Set) & Tornado Wallace
2016 line-up soon to be announced
Early booking recommended (strictly limited capacity, events will sell out)
Book online on mca.com.au/fcxmca (from 20 October)
Tickets: $25-$36 (online booking fees apply)