– Highlights


Primavera 2017

23 Aug - 19 Nov


Hilarie Mais

23 Aug - 19 Nov

Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Dec

– Learning Events

Special Event

ARTBAR September 2017

29 Sep, 7.00pm, MCA


Art Safari

10 Oct, 10.30am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning


Keynote lecture by Pipilotti Rist

05 Nov, 1.00pm, Level 6: Harbourside Room

– News from inside the MCA

Six Films that Changed My Life (for better or worse): Laura Hindmarsh

Primavera 2017 artist Laura Hindmarsh shares six films ahead of her specially curated edition of Art + Film on Saturday 16 September. more

The Many Guises of Jenny Watson

We’ll take you through some of Watson’s many alter egos that are currently housed in our Level 3 Galleries. more

Fresh picks for Father's Day

Discover the gifts that will help you spoil your dad this Father’s Day. 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.


Colour Fields: Pop-Up Bar

From November 3 2017

This summer see Sydney Harbour in a different light, with a cool drink in hand at the MCA’s pop-up bar Colour Fields.

Inspired by the Sydney International Art Series exhibition, Pipilotti Rist: Sip my Ocean (1 November – 18 February), the MCA has collaborated with Scoundrel Projects to give Circular Quay a pop of colour during the warmer months.

Colour Fields is the perfect way to wine-down after experiencing the kaleidoscopic projections and environments of this pioneering Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist.

Be tickled pink with cocktails and a colourful dining menu from Culinary Edge, the team behind Graze MCA.


Each Sunday from 5 November 2017 until 18 February 2018* from 4pm onwards

Free entry, arrive early to avoid disappointment

To bring the bar to life, MCA and Future Classic have teamed up again for weekly Sunday sessions. Future Classic DJs + Friends will feature favourite local DJs including Andy Garvey, Ariane, Boogie Fingers & Bad Ezzy, Freda & Jackson, Future Classic DJs, Jack Shit, Keep It Disco DJs, Le Fruit, Moving House DJs, Nik Gray, Tia Newling and Vibe Positive DJs on the decks. If Sundays aren’t your thing, you can still vibe to Future Classic DJs with handpicked sounds and mixtapes on other nights of the week.

*excluding 31 December 2017

Tickets and Exhibition information

Exclusive to Sydney, the exhibition Pipilotti Rist: Sip my Ocean presents the spectrum of Rist’s groundbreaking practice, from her early single-channel videos of the 1980s to her large-scale audio-visual installations and recent immersive environments.

Purchase tickets to Pipilotti Rist: Sip my Ocean exhibition here


Wednesdays throughout Nov 2017 – February 2018
Tickets on sale early October

Get creative with a range of Wednesday night classes brought to you by the Work-Shop team.

Workshops include DIY perfume-making Scents of Colour, Rosé Appreciation masterclasses and Craft Singles – the ultimate way to meet new people and unleash your inner awesome.

More information on dates & tickets for workshops to be announced soon.

Opening Hours

Wednesday – Sunday from 4pm*

*Times may vary, please check the website daily for updated opening times.

Private hire enquiries
Colour Fields Pop-Up Bar is available for exclusive hire for groups of 60 or more on Mondays and Tuesday and evenings, or for weekday lunches Monday – Friday.
E venues@mca.com.au
P +61 2 9245 2400

Daily opening hours may change weekly, please check the website ahead of your visit.

Colour Fields is a licensed venue and ID will be checked before service. Children under 18 are welcome with adult supervision.

Wet Weather*
In cases of wet weather please check the website for updates or call Graze MCA on 02 9245 2452