– Highlights


Pipilotti Rist: Sip my Ocean

01 Nov - 18 Feb


Jon Campbell: MCA Collection

04 Dec - 25 Feb


Word: MCA Collection

04 Dec - 18 Feb

– Learning Events


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


Spoken Word Series

03 Feb, 1.00am, Throughout the 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

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 3 November 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 2–6pm

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

Opening Hours

Wednesday – Friday 4pm*
Saturday – Sunday from Midday

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

Friday 26 January 2018: Closed

Please note: Colour Fields will be closed on Wednesday 24 January 2018 for a private function.


Wednesdays throughout Nov 2017 – February 2018
Tickets on sale 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 dates to be announced in 2018!

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.


Smaller groups can reserve an area for 10 – 25 people from Wednesdays to Sundays from 4pm onwards

Get in touch with the Colour Fields team:


T. +61 9245 2452

Add art to your event: Pipilotti Rist Private Viewing

Treat your guests to a private viewing of Pipilotti Rist: Sip My Ocean when you book your event at the MCA this summer. Exclusive to Sydney, this exhibition is not to be missed!

Incorporating video and sculpture, Pipilotti Rist’s dazzling environments plunge viewers into colourful kaleidoscopic projections which explore the relationship between nature, the body and technology.

E venues@mca.com.au
P +61 2 9245 2400

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

Colour Fields Menu Weekdays (PDF)


Colour Fields Menu Weekends (PDF)


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