– Highlights


ARTBAR January 2018

Today, 7.00pm, Throughout the MCA


Pipilotti Rist: Sip my Ocean

01 Nov - 18 Feb


Jon Campbell: MCA Collection

04 Dec - 25 Feb

– Learning Events


ARTBAR January 2018

Today, 7.00pm, Throughout the MCA


Contemporary Kids School Holiday Program

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


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

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 – Over 100 artists will come together for MCA Zine Fair

Posted on May 11, 2017
On Sunday 21 May, the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (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.

Featuring 85 stalls, the fair is presented with the Sydney Writer’s Festival and will be one massive day of selling, trading, knowledge sharing. Due to popular demand, the 2017 event will once again be held in the MCA’s Foundation Hall, with additional patch and stencil making activities and workshops planned throughout the building.

Who’s there? The line-up includes zinemakers, distros and independent presses from across the country in a range of styles. Expect to see, meet and buy from groups and collectives, such as the students at the National Art School, UNSW Art & Design, Dulwich High School of Visual Arts & Design, the SydneyComicsGuild, The Rizzeria and The Heavy Collective. Indulge in the illustrated pop culture madness from Amy Blue; stories with DIY quirks from Lee Tran Lam; and indie horror comics from Mr Splitfoot (Tatiana Davidson and Ryan Hopwood), plus more.

What’s a zine? Short for fanzines or magazines – zines are independent or self-published publications informed by the DIY ethos, usually hand-made and of a limited run. They come in a variety of formats and include both original and appropriated text and images. Topics covered are broad, including poetry, art, personal journals, politics and fan fiction.

MCA Public Engagement Manager, Yaël Filipovic said: “The MCA Zine Fair is the best place in Sydney for visitors meet with over 100 artists and creators under one roof.”

“It’s a great place to start (or add to) an art collection!,” she continued.

In addition to workshops, a panel discussion will take place in the early afternoon with esteemed writer and zinemaker Bastian Fox Phelan. Covering the history of the Zine Fair, the discussion will look at how artists can work with institutions while maintaining autonomy, and what arts institutions can do to nurture them.

Live music will punctuate the atmosphere, with the rich honey voice of Hannah Robinson (11am – 12 noon) and CLYPSO (3–4pm) a one-woman band with electronic, trap and reggae vibes.

Visitors to the Zine Fair can also see world-class contemporary art for free with the MCA’s current exhibitions on display: Kader Attia (until 30 July), The National 2017: New Australian Art (until 18 June) and the MCA Collection (ongoing).

For further information visit the www.mca.com.au/zinefair and join the Facebook event.

Sunday 21 May 2017, 10.30am–4.30pm
MCA Foundation Hall
FREE ENTRY, drop-in, all ages


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