– 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.

– Archive for 2016

MCA announces supercharged 2017 ARTBAR lineup

Dec. 21, 2016

On the brink of the new year, the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) announces the artists curating the first three editions of MCA ARTBAR in 2017.

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Dec. 15, 2016

The MCA celebrates twenty-five years of Primavera – the annual exhibition dedicated to showcasing the work of young Australian artists – with Primavera at 25: MCA Collection, opening 19 December 2016.

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Sydney’s premier cultural institutions announce 48 artists for The National 2017: New Australian Art

Dec. 1, 2016

Sydney, Australia: Sydney’s premier cultural institutions today announced 48 artists to present work in the inaugural edition of The National: New Australian Art.

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Nov. 29, 2016

Elizabeth Ann Macgregor OBE, Director of the MCA has been elected President of the Board of the International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern Art, for 2017–2019.

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MCA unveils 2017 program

Nov. 21, 2016

The MCA unveils its 2017 program. In 2017, the MCA program presents works by exceptional Australian and international contemporary artists at all stages of their careers and in varied media.

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MCA x Maison Balzac: a scent of art

Nov. 8, 2016

The MCA and luxury candle maker Maison Balzac are proud to introduce a limited-edition scented candle inspired by the practice and Buddhist philosophy of Japanese artist Tatsuo Miyajima.

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MCA Australia 25 celebrates years of contemporary art

Oct. 28, 2016

On 11–13 November, the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) will throw open its doors and celebrate its 25th birthday with a three-day celebration free and open to all – its biggest public event to date.

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MCA announces Pipilotti Rist for the Sydney International Art Series 2017–18

Oct. 17, 2016

A major new retrospective from pioneer Swiss video artist Pipilotti Rist will be presented at the MCA, as part of the 2017-2018 Sydney International Art Series.

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A taste of Tokyo comes to Circular Quay at the MCA’s Cherry Blossom Bar

Oct. 14, 2016

Sydneysiders will get a taste of Tokyo at the MCA from Friday 28 October. Hot on the heels of the Gin Garden and in the spirit of summer, the MCA will open a pop-up Cherry Blossom Bar inspired by Tatsuo Miyajima.

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Announcing First Artists for The National: New Australian Art 2017

Oct. 10, 2016

The first selection of Australian artists to present work in the inaugural edition of The National: New Australian Art opening on 30 March 2017 at the AGNSW, Carriageworks and the MCA, were announced today.

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Sept. 27, 2016

The MCA presents the first major museum survey of Australian painter Louise Hearman.

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MCA's C3 West celebrates the Women of Fairfield

Sept. 23, 2016

On Friday 7 and Saturday 8 October (6–9.30pm), the communities of Fairfield and visitors are invited to experience a twilight art walk taking place on the streets of the city centre.

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MCA presents Tatsuo Miyajima: Connect with Everything

Sept. 20, 2016

Opening 3 November 2016, the MCA presents Tatsuo Miyajima: Connect with Everything as part of the Sydney International Art Series 2016–17.

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MCA Social calls for art-enthusiasts to support young artists

Sept. 6, 2016

MCA Social calls for art-enthusiasts to support young artists.

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Presenting MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

Aug. 31, 2016

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday, opens 1 September 2016. This exhibition considers the impact of the past and the influence of history on artistic practice today.

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MCA unveils the young Australian artists in Primavera 2016

June 30, 2016

The MCA unveils the eight artists included in Primavera 2016, guest curated by Emily Cormack.

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MCA Cafe’s new Korean menu inspired by art

June 28, 2016

The MCA Cafe launches a new Korean menu to coincide with the new exhibition New Romance.

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June 28, 2016

The MCA presents New Romance: art and the posthuman, an exhibition that brings together 18 artists works encourage us to ask what it means to be human today, and in the future.

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MCA celebrates 8 million free visitors since 2000 thanks to Telstra

June 9, 2016

The MCA has welcomed over eight million visitors to its free exhibitions and programs in the last sixteen years, thanks to Telstra.

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June 7, 2016

The Director of the MCA, Elizabeth Ann Macgregor OBE, is the joint winner of the 2016 NSW Creative Achievement Award.

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May 25, 2016

The MCA presents Telling Tales, a major exhibition exploring the varied, inventive approaches taken by 14 leading Australian and international artists and groups to narrative form.

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MCA announces 2016 Sculpture Terrace Commission by artist Caroline Rothwell

May 23, 2016

The MCA announces its third Sculpture Terrace Commission, Composer, by Sydney artist Caroline Rothwell.

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Visual arts sector United over funding cuts

May 19, 2016

The announcement by the Australia Council that 65 organisations will no longer receive funding under its Four-Year Funding program (previously Key Organisations) delivers a major blow to Australia’s contemporary visual arts sector.

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MCA, Qantas and Tate announce first series of Australian artwork acquisitions

May 13, 2016

The MCA, Qantas and Tate have today revealed the first five artworks in their International Joint Acquisition Program for contemporary Australian art.

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April 21, 2016

Three of Sydney’s premier cultural institutions – the AGNSW, Carriageworks and the MCA announce a new exhibition surveying the latest ideas and forms in contemporary Australian art: The National: New Australian Art.

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MCA's C3West Battles for Food Security

March 29, 2016

The MCA, Liverpool City Council and Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre are inviting local community champions and food heroes to take part in a major artist-led project.

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MCA Foyer Wall Commission by Stephen Bush is unveiled

March 18, 2016

The MCA unveiled Corde du Roi by Victorian artist Stephen Bush, the fourth in its series of MCA Foyer Wall Commissions.

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Melbourne-based artist Kathy Temin to create ‘The Koala Room’

Feb. 25, 2016

The MCA announces the fifth commission for the Bella Room with the appointment of Melbourne-based artist Kathy Temin.

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MCA calls for creative talent ahead of annual Zine Fair

Feb. 11, 2016

The MCA is calling for stallholder applications to one of its best-loved programs, the annual MCA Zine Fair.

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MCA announces two-year national tour of its Being Tiwi exhibition

Feb. 9, 2016

The MCA has just announced a major two-year national tour of its Being Tiwi exhibition.

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MCA invites Australians to declare their love for art on Valentine’s Day

Feb. 3, 2016

In a first for an Australian museum, art-loving sweethearts visiting the MCA on Valentine’s Day, Sunday 14 February, will have the opportunity to participate in a global social media campaign called #HeartsforArt.

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Announcing major exhibition by Japanese artist Tatsuo Miyajima

Jan. 7, 2016

MCA announces a major exhibition of the works of renowned Japanese contemporary artist, Tatsuo Miyajima as part of the 2016-2017 Sydney International Art Series.

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