– Highlights

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Pipilotti Rist: Sip my Ocean

01 Nov - 18 Feb

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Jon Campbell: MCA Collection

04 Dec - 25 Feb

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Exhibition

Word: MCA Collection

04 Dec - 18 Feb

– Learning Events

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ARTBAR January 2018

19 Jan, 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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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

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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.

– Archive for 2017

THE MCA & SYDNEY AIRPORT ANNOUNCE MAJOR CONTEMPORARY ABORIGINAL ARTWORK

Dec. 19, 2017

The(MCA) and Sydney Airport announced Kamilaroi artist Archie Moore has been selected to realise a major work of contemporary art for the Marketplace at the airport’s T1 International Terminal.

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21st Biennale of Sydney unveils artistic program

Dec. 13, 2017

80 artists to present work at seven venues across Sydney over three months for the Biennale of Sydney’s 45th anniversary.

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YOUNG HENRYS CURATE MCA SOUNDS OF THE TERRACE SUMMER SERIES

Oct. 30, 2017

This summer the MCA joins forces with new partner, Newtown-based brewers Young Henrys, to curate the Museum’s popular Sounds on the Terrace series and combine delicious craft beer with free live music on the MCA’s Sculpture Terrace.

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MCA unveils 2018 program

Oct. 20, 2017

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) unveils its 2018 program, which is shaping up to be one of our most exciting and diverse years in terms of programming.

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MAJOR GIFT DONATION BY CATRIONA AND SIMON MORDANT AM

Oct. 19, 2017

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) is delighted to announce a multi-year Major Gift donation of $450,000 by MCA Chairman Simon Mordant AM and Catriona Mordant.

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The MCA & AIRBNB Get Travel Down To A Fine Art

Oct. 3, 2017

Airbnb and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) joined forces to introduce an exciting new experience in Sydney this summer.

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#whatsyourMCA

Sept. 26, 2017

The Museum of Contemporary Art hand over its MCA acronym to its art-loving audiences.

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Australian art comes to Tate Modern

Sept. 20, 2017

Works by renowned Australian artists Gordon Bennett and Susan Norrie have gone on display at Tate Modern, London, for the first time.

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Summer reading... MCA to showcase Collection works celebrating language and text

Sept. 15, 2017

Visitors to the MCA over summer will encounter works from the MCA Collection that engage with language and text, opening Monday 4 December 2017.

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Circular quay to get a Pop of colour For MCA’s summer bar ‘COLOUR FIELDS’

Sept. 13, 2017

Circular Quay is getting a pop of colour when the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) opens its latest summer bar ‘Colour Fields’ from 3 November 2017.

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MCA and Sydney Airport partner to showcase new contemporary Australian art

Aug. 15, 2017

A bold new partnership between the MCA and Sydney Airport will see the arrival of a large-scale contemporary art commission for the T1 International terminal’s Marketplace in 2018.

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Dive into the MCA’s summer exhibition 'Pipilotti Rist: Sip my Ocean'

Aug. 2, 2017

This summer the MCA is proud to present a major new exhibition by pioneering Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist, as part of the Sydney International Art Series.

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HILARIE MAIS’ MCA EXHIBITION REVEALS BEAUTY IN HANDMADE ABSTRACTION

Aug. 1, 2017

Opening 23 August 2017, the MCA presents the first major museum solo exhibition of Sydney-based artist Hilarie Mais.

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MCA Australia presents Jenny Watson’s largest exhibition

July 5, 2017

Jenny Watson: The Fabric of Fantasy, the most comprehensive exhibition of the work by leading Australian artist Jenny Watson opens at the MCA on 5 July 2017.

MCA UNVEILS ‘ROOM OF LUCKY CHARMS’ BY KATE BEYNON

June 1, 2017

Nestled in the National Centre for Creative Learning at the MCA is a new and enriching contemporary art installation, featuring 600 soft sculptural good luck charms.

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MCA introduces new Winter program: Ruinart Sundown Sketch Deluxe

May 30, 2017

The MCA and its official Champagne sponsor Ruinart are bringing a unique sensory experience this winter to inspire art lovers and get their creative juices flowing: Ruinart Sundown Sketch Deluxe.

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Eight young Australian artists announced for Primavera 2017

May 25, 2017

Eight Australian artists aged 35 and under, have been selected to exhibit their work at the MCA for Primavera 2017, opening 23 August.

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MCA, Tate and Qantas announce five new Australian artwork acquisitions

May 18, 2017

The MCA and Tate announce the acquisition of five additional artworks in their International Joint Acquisition Program for contemporary Australian art, supported by Qantas.

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Over 100 artists will come together for MCA Zine Fair

May 11, 2017

On Sunday 21 May, the MCA will set up shop for over 100 members of the zine community in support of independent and DIY publishing at the Zine Fair 2017.

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TWO FIRST NATIONS CURATORS FROM MCA AUSTRALIA CHOSEN FOR VENICE BIENNALE

May 4, 2017

Two curators from MCA will head to the 57th Venice Biennale (13 May to 26 November 2017) as part of the Australia Council for the Arts’ Professional Development Program for First Nations Curators.

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MCA CAFE’S NEW ALGERIAN MENU INSPIRED BY KADER ATTIA EXHIBITION

April 27, 2017

Until 30 July, the newly refurbished Cafe at the MCA will fuse modern Australian and Algerian flavours with a new menu inspired by the works of French-Algerian artist Kader Attia.

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MCA AUSTRALIA UNVEILS SOLO EXHIBITION BY KADER ATTIA

April 12, 2017

The first solo exhibition in the Southern Hemisphere by French-Algerian artist Kader Attia is now open at the MCA, continuing until 30 July 2017.

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The National 2017: New Australian Art

March 31, 2017

The National 2017 was today unveiled at three of Sydney’s premier cultural institutions, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Carriageworks and the MCA Australia.

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MCA launches new publication: CIVIC ACTIONS: Artists’ Practices Beyond the Museum

March 24, 2017

MCA launches Civic Actions publication featuring formal essays, critiques and conversational reflections by artists and creative professionals who work with communities in the public realm.

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The Art of Ruinart: MCA announces Ruinart as Champagne partner

March 21, 2017

The MCA today announces Ruinart as its official Partner. Ruinart’s partnership with Australia’s leading contemporary art museum will deliver new experiences for those who appreciate contemporary art and the refined ‘art de vivre’ of Ruinart.

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JULIA GORMAN ILLUMINATES MCA FACADE FOR VIVID SYDNEY 2017

March 14, 2017

Vivid Sydney announces Melbourne-based artist Julia Gorman will illuminate the heritage-listed façade of the MCA between 26 May to Saturday 17 June 2017.

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Valentine’s Day 2017 #HeartsforArt

Feb. 10, 2017

Art-loving sweethearts planning a romantic Valentine’s Day on Tuesday 14 February can enjoy contemporary art in many ways at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA), with the global social media campaign #HeartsforArt.

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