– Highlights

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ARTBAR January 2018

Today, 7.00pm, Throughout the MCA

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Exhibition

Pipilotti Rist: Sip my Ocean

01 Nov - 18 Feb

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Exhibition

Jon Campbell: MCA Collection

04 Dec - 25 Feb

– Learning Events

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ARTBAR January 2018

Today, 7.00pm, Throughout the MCA

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Workshop

Contemporary Kids School Holiday Program

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

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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

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

Posted on Nov. 18, 2015
It’s officially gin o’clock at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA). From Friday 4 December, for a limited time only, the MCA will open its garden gates to Sydney-siders and invite them to get into the summer spirit with its first ever pop-up bar.

The whimsical Gin Garden will be a shady oasis with great views across the Sydney Harbour and the city skyline. The ultimate celebration of British eccentricity with a twist of Antipodean flair, its menu will offer a range of creative cocktails featuring native ingredients and juniper inspired culinary delights.

The opening of the Gin Garden will coincide with the MCA’s Sydney International Art Series exhibition Grayson Perry: My Pretty Little Art Career – the first major survey in the Southern hemisphere of the works of one of Britain’s most acclaimed contemporary artists (10 Dec 2015 – 1 May 2016).

Local talent and produce will take centre stage, with the MCA joining forces with Sydney’s own artisanal gin distillers Archie Rose and craft brewing heroes Young Henrys.

Inspired by the first craft distillers of New York, London and Tasmania, Archie Rose founder Will Edwards sought to redefine local, grassroots distillation in a uniquely Australian way. In March this year, he and his team opened one of the world’s most beautiful venues – reigniting Sydney’s rich history in distilling – in the heart of vibrant Rosebery, within 5km of the Sydney CBD.

Museum of Contemporary Art Director, Elizabeth Ann Macgregor OBE, commented: “Our Grayson Perry-inspired Gin Garden will be a wonderful spot to enjoy a post-exhibition tipple, have a great conversation about contemporary art and make the most of Sydney’s balmy summer evenings.”

Please note extended trading dates and hours as of Wed 3 Feb:

Open from 4 December to Sunday 3 April
Thu & Fri, 3pm 'til late (Daily opening hours may change weekly)
Sat & Sun, 12pm 'til late

For opening times, visit www.mca.com.au/gingarden
Special offers available to Sydney International Art Pass holders.

Functions, private hires and Christmas parties available every day lunchtime and Monday to Wednesday evenings. For private hire enquiries, contact venues@mca.com.au / Ph: (02) 9245 2480.

MEDIA CONTACTS
Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
Claire Johnson / Myriam Conrie
02 9245 2417 / 2434
claire.johnson@mca.com.au
myriam.conrie@mca.com.au