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 towards the Sydney International Art Series (SIAS) exhibitions in 2018, 2019 and 2020.
As Major Exhibition Patrons, Simon and Catriona are the inaugural donors to the MCA’s Major Gifts campaign, through which individuals are invited to help the Museum raise additional funds each year to support exhibitions, curatorial positions, learning and access programs, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander programs and digital initiatives.
MCA Director Elizabeth Ann Macgregor OBE says: “Simon and Catriona have been involved in the MCA since its inception. Their significant donation to the MCA’s capital campaign was truly transformative, in recognition of which the extension which opened in 2012 has been named the Mordant Wing.”
“Simon and Catriona have also played a major role in building the MCA’s collection, both by gifting works and supporting the curators in their vision to bring the very best in Australian art into the collection, which led to the refocusing of the MCA Foundation, which Simon chaired before he became Board Chair. They have also generously supported a number of other fundraising initiatives such as our annual Bella Dinner. This Major Gift commitment to our Sydney International Art Series exhibitions is yet another demonstration of their leadership as philanthropists. We are incredibly grateful for their continued support,” she adds.
Simon Mordant AM comments: “The MCA is a world-class institution and the Sydney International Art Series brings the world’s leading international contemporary artists to Sydney. We are delighted to support this initiative for the next three years. With the MCA already attracting over 1 million visitors each year, Catriona and I are overjoyed to help the Museum further its ambitious program into the future.”
Every summer, the Sydney International Art Series brings the world’s most outstanding exhibitions exclusively to Sydney, Australia. The MCA has presented the work of major international artists including Anish Kapoor, Yoko Ono, Grayson Perry, Tatsuo Miyajima and later this year, Pipilotti Rist. The Sydney International Art Series, a collaboration with the Art Gallery of New South Wales, is a signature event on the NSW Events Calendar supported by Strategic Sponsor Destination NSW. The MCA’s Presenting Partner of the SIAS is Citi.
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