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NEXT UP….. Genext: Underbelly Arts
6-8pm 31 July 2015

Genext returns in July offering exclusive after-hours access to The Lab at Underbelly Arts on historic Cockatoo island.

Program includes:

  • Free access to Underbelly Arts
  • Participatory workshops developed by Underbelly artists.
  • Live music
  • An array of brilliant hands-on experiences and art-making activities curated and coordinated by the MCA Youth Committee
  • Mouthwatering snacks and drinks.
  • Free ferry to and from Parramatta ferry wharf

IMPORTANT – *RSVP link will only be released three weeks before the event. RSVP is essential – please bring electronic or physical copy of RSVP ticket with you on the night*

Genext is an award-winning program offering Sydney teenagers the chance to meet, explore and create with established artists and like-minded young people, after-hours at the MCA. Genext is supervised by the MCA Creative Learning team and is drug, cigarette and alcohol free.

With the support of The Balnaves Foundation, generationext has been offering exclusive MCA experiences to young people since 2005.


If you’re a young musician or performer aged 12–18, email links to your demos to for your opportunity to play to crowds at Genext.


The MCA is pleased to offer eligible organisations financial assistance towards the cost of transporting a group of young people to Genext events. Contact for information.

For information regarding events prior to 2015, please contact the Young Creatives coordinator at

For information regarding events prior to 2012, please contact the program coordinator at

Performers at genext

generationext 2 June 2013
with art by Jeff Wall and Wangechi Mutu

generationext 14 April 2013
with South of no North: Laurence Aberhart, William Eggleston, Noel McKenna

generationext 17 February 2013
with the work of Anish Kapoor

generationext 16 December 2012
with Volume One: MCA Collection

generationext 18 November 2012
with Primavera and the work of Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro

generationext 12 August 2012
with the 18th Biennale of Sydney: all our relations

generationext 24 June 2012
with Transmission at Campbelltown Arts Centre

generationext 3 June 2012
with Marking Time and Volume One: MCA Collection

generationext 22 April 2012
Celebrating the re-opening of the MCA!

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