– 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 – Fun for families at MCA’s summer exhibition

Posted on Dec. 8, 2015
Grayson Perry for Kids
The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) is delighted to announce a special program of family-friendly activities as part of its summer exhibition, Grayson Perry: My Pretty Little Art Career, with free entry for children under twelve, an in-gallery kids art trail to uncover riddles and patterns in the artist’s work, a free pop-up creative space and kids-friendly dining options at the MCA Cafe.

Curated by MCA Chief Curator Rachel Kent, the exhibition is part of the 2015-2016 Sydney International Art Series and the first major survey of the work of one of Britain’s most acclaimed contemporary artists, Grayson Perry.

Following two extremely popular pop-up family spaces for both Chuck Close: Prints, Process and Collaboration and Light Show exhibitions, the MCA will open ‘My Pretty Little Art Studio’, a dedicated Grayson Perry-themed creative space for budding artists and their carers to enjoy on summer school holidays and on weekends throughout the exhibition.

This specially designed space is located inside the MCA’s National Centre for Creative Learning on Level 3. It offers a range of free interactive activities for children of all ages, including paper-plane decorating workshops and a ‘design-your-own-pot’ station, where visitors will see their own pot designs projected onto real pots in a digital recreation of Grayson Perry’s London studio.

Yael Filipovic, MCA Public Engagement Manager, commented: “My Pretty Little Art Studio is designed to encourage the young – and the young at heart – to engage with and respond to Grayson Perry’s fascinating body of work. It’s about families and friends coming together at the end of the exhibition for a fun, social, hands-on art-making experience.”

In addition to ‘My Pretty Little Art Studio’, the MCA will offer a range of activities for children of all ages including Art Play (every Wednesday morning throughout the exhibition, except during school holidays), Art Safari on 2 and 26 February (ages 3-5), Sunday Family Fun Day on 28 February (ages 4+), and Genext on 6 March (ages 12-18). The MCA Cafe will offer kid-friendly meals including a new Kids Lunch Box packed with a chicken sandwich, fresh fruit, cookies and a banana milkshake.

Family tickets* are available for $50 at tickets.mca.com.au. For more information about the MCA’s Kids & Families program, please visit www.mca.com.au/kids. #MCAkids #GraysonPerry

*Family tickets include 2 Adults and up to 3 Children. This ticket is for families with teenagers. Children 12 and under are FREE but must be registered with a CHILD ticket for exhibition entry.

The MCA’s Hosts are happy to assist parents in the galleries by sharing a floorplan of the exhibition and highlighting suitable artworks to explore with the whole family.

My Pretty Little Art Studio
For families, all ages welcome.
Free, drop-in, we welcome a $5 donation per family
Open most weekends: 12 December 2015–1 May 2016, 10.30am–4pm
Special holiday weekday hours: every day from 21 December until 10 January, 10.30am–4pm (See mca.com.au for the complete dates)

Ages 3–5
Tuesday 2 & Friday 26 February, 10.30–11.30am & 1–2pm
$28 per Child/$15 MCA Members and Concessions* (includes exhibition entry)

Ages 0–5
Every Wednesday, 10am–12 noon (Except during school holidays)
Free, drop-in, we welcome a $5 donation per family Creative Studios

Ages 12–18
Sunday 6 March, 6–9pm FREE, bookings essential mca.com.au/genext
Genext is an after-hours, festival style event connecting young people with contemporary art and artists. Next generation makers and thinkers come together to enjoy live music, participatory performance, interactive experiences, tasty snacks, and art-making as well as exclusive access to MCA exhibitions after hours.


Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
Claire Johnson / Myriam Conrie
02 9245 2417 / 2434