– Highlights

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Exhibition

Pipilotti Rist: Sip my ocean

01 Nov - 18 Feb

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Exhibition

Jon Campbell: MCA Collection

04 Dec - 25 Feb

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Exhibition

Word: MCA Collection

04 Dec - 18 Feb

– Learning Events

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Screening

Art + Film

13 Jan, 2.00pm, Level 2: Veolia Lecture Theatre

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Event

ARTBAR January 2018

19 Jan, 7.00pm, Throughout the MCA

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Workshop

Contemporary Kids School Holiday Program

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

– 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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MCA Collection

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.

Series

Conversation Starters
– A new program of art and ideas

– When

3-4 June 2017

Mon-Tue10-5pm
Wed10-9pm
Thu-Sun10-5pm

– Where

– Admission

Conversation Starters: A new program of art and ideas has now finished.

Inspired by the work of Kader Attia
Saturday 3 – Sunday 4 June 2017
Free, some events ticketed

It’s time to start a conversation that might get uncomfortable. We want to sit down with you and talk about some of the urgent questions that define our global situation and how together we might make sense of it all. Inspired by the work of artist Kader Attia, who explores questions of repair, power and colonialism, we aim to see how contemporary art can be the starting point for a different kind of conversation.

Often, the hardest part of the conversation is knowing where to begin, how to ask the first question and how to remain open to other perspectives. We invite you to take this first step with us and open our doors to some difficult conversations – even if we may disagree on some points. What kind of conversation can we have about diversity, tolerance and togetherness? Or what about decolonisation, power and fear?

Over the course of the first weekend in June, join in many different events including workshops, films and performances. Take part in a weaving workshop; a breakfast that looks at the culture of eating with the hand, and a four-hour durational drawing performance responding to a barrage of news. Join an exchange with members of Western Sydney’s refugee and asylum seeker community during the PTY | Fairfield performance of Tribunal and much more.



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Kader Attia, J’Accuse

Kader Attia, Asesinos! Asesinos!, 2014, installation view, Injuries Are Here, Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, 2015, 134 wooden doors, 47 megaphones, Vehbi Koç Foundation Contemporary Art Collection, Istanbul, image courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong © the artist

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Saturday 3 June 2017

All day: We Need to Talk – Conversation Wall | Free
10.30–11.30am: Weaving Workshop with Steven Russell & Phyllis Stewart | Booked out
11am: Welcome to Country
11am – 12noon: Guided exhibition tour | Free
11am–12.30pm: Ngara: A Forum on Creating Change | Free, bookings required
11am–4pm: Reading Corner – Little Egypt: | Free
11.30am–4.30pm: Screening: Humans of Genext | Free
12noon–1pm: Weaving Workshop with Steven Russell & Phyllis Stewart | Booked out
12noon–12.45pm: Young Guides exhibition tour: Kader Attia | Free
12.30 – 3.30pm: Workshop: Assumptions Roulette | Free
1–2pm: Guided exhibition tour | Free
1–1.30pm: In Discussion: Cigdem Ayemir- I Will Always Love You | Free
2–3pm: Weaving Workshop with Steven Russell & Phyllis Stewart | Booked out
2–3.30pm: Film screening: Reflecting Memory by Kader Attia | Free, bookings required
2–2.45pm: Young Guides exhibition tour: Kader Attia | Free
3–4pm: Guided exhibition tour | Free
3.30–4.30pm: Weaving Workshop with Steven Russell & Phyllis Stewart | Booked out
6pm: Welcome to Refugees procession | Free
6–7.30pm: TRIBUNAL by PYT | Fairfield | Booked out




Sunday 4 June 2017

All day: We Need to Talk – Conversation Wall | Free
9–11am: Handfed: Three courses, no cutlery, one conversation | Ticketed
10.30–11.30am: Weaving Workshop with Steven Russell & Phyllis Stewart | Booked out
11am–4pm: Reading Corner – Little Egypt: | Free
11am – 12noon: Guided exhibition tour | Free
12noon–1pm: Weaving Workshop with Steven Russell & Phyllis Stewart | Booked out
12noon–4pm: Performance: Hope in a Dark Age – Locust Jones | Free
1–2pm: Guided exhibition tour | Free
2–3pm: Weaving Workshop with Steven Russell & Phyllis Stewart| Booked out
3–4pm: Guided exhibition tour | Free
3.30–4.30pm: Weaving Workshop with Steven Russell & Phyllis Stewart | Booked out
6–7.30pm: TRIBUNAL by PYT | Fairfield | Ticketed

Free daily guided exhibition tours throughout the Conversation Starters Weekend

Check the tour times & exhibitions here