– Highlights

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TeachMeet:

Today, 4.00pm, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Aug

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Exhibition

Pipilotti Rist: Sip my ocean

01 Nov - 18 Feb

– Learning Events

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TeachMeet:

Today, 4.00pm, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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Art Safari

24 Nov, 1.00pm, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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Event

Artbar November 2017

24 Nov, 7.00pm, 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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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.

Amanda Palmer
– National Centre for Creative Learning Coordinator

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Before coming to the MCA in 2011, Amanda could be found developing and delivering family programs at Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest. In her current role Amanda works with practicing artists to create engaging programs and resources that connect young children with contemporary art, culture and ideas via creative learning strategies that encourage experimentation and collaboration. Amanda was born in Sydney where she has completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Master of Teaching and Graduate Certificate in Art Administration.

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Art Escapades - Under 5's at the MCA

by Amanda Palmer, Oct. 25, 2017
in Early Learning

Our friends from Our Lady of Good Counsel Forestville, Early Learning Centre participated in an Artist Educator led program recently. Discover what happened during their visit!

Family wall labels are here

by Amanda Palmer, Dec. 13, 2016
in Creative Learning

Our Collection galleries now display family wall labels, created in consultation with young MCA visitors

Please Touch: Tactile Tours for Families

by Amanda Palmer, Sept. 26, 2016
in Creative Learning

Artist Educator, Brook Morgan gives us a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the development of this new program for families.

Where do artists get their ideas from?

by Amanda Palmer, June 27, 2016

Artist Educators Stephanie & Athena are interviewed by kids about their art practice

Meeting Jumaadi: MCA Kids Committee

by Amanda Palmer, June 15, 2016
in Artist and curator Interviews

Siobhan learns from artist Jumaadi about his shadow puppet performance The Life and Death of a Shadow

MCA Kids Committee & Artist Educators In Conversation

by Amanda Palmer, March 23, 2016
in Creative Learning

MCA Kids Committee members Sasha, Alesandro, Riley, Siobhan, Kayla and Max interviewed some of the artists behind Junior Art School to learn more their practice.