– Highlights

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MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Dec

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Exhibition

The National 2017

30 Mar - 18 Jun

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Exhibition

Kader Attia

12 Apr - 30 Jul

– Learning Events

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Workshop

Art Safari

28 Apr, 10.30am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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Special Event

ARTBAR April 2017

28 Apr, 7.00pm, MCA

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Workshop

Workshop

03 May, 6.30pm, Level 3: Digital Studio in NCCL

– News from inside the MCA

Young Art Lovers' Book List

To celebrate World Book Day (Sunday 23 April) the MCA Store and MCA Learning crew have teamed up to put together a selection of fun, inspiring and engaging titles sure to spark the imaginations of budding artists and creative thinkers. more

From the archives: Curious catalogue

Never judge a book by its cover? In this issue of our monthly archive series, MCA Archives and Records Management Coordinator, Stephanie, leafs through some unusual pages more

Girl On Film: Erin Coates

The National 2017: New Australian Art artist Erin Coates gets in the driving seat for our April film experience 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.

Series

NAIDOC Week 4 - 9 July 2016

– Where

Songlines: The Living Narrative of our nation

Visit the MCA during National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week and experience a range of free public programs.

This year’s theme Songlines: The living narrative of our nation will provide opportunities for both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal audiences to celebrate the culture, heritage and achievements of what makes Australia unique.



More on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Programs

Schedule

4 – 8 July: Lunch Time Screenings
Celebrate NAIDOC Week with lunchtime screenings by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander film makers. Laugh, cry, be amazed and enlightened with a broad selection of films accessible to families and audiences of all ages.

Mon 4 July, 12.30pm : Songline Series: Footprints & Bulunu Mikarri
Tues 5 July, 12.30pm : Star Stories of the Dreaming
Wed 6 July, 12.30pm : Songline Series: Naji & Wurray
Thurs 7 July, 12.30pm : Buckskin
Fri 8 July, 12.30pm : Spear

4 – 8 July: Spotlight talks
Hear one of the MCA’s knowledgeable and passionate staff talk about an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artwork that inspires them in a short 5–10 minute session

Mon 4 July, 2.30pm: Stephanie Ferrara, Archives & Records Management
Tues 5 July, 2.30pm: Aileen Robalino, ARTBAR Coordinator
Wed 6 July, 2.30pm: Kelly McDonald, Assistant Curator
Thurs 7 July, 2.30pm: Pip Hall, Assistant, Audience Engagement
Fri 8 July, 2.30pm: Cara McLeod, Student & Teacher Engagement Manager

7 July: Panel Discussion
Hear from an impressive panel of guest speakers as they highlight the important living history of songlines and recognise the achievements of Aboriginal trailblazers.

9 July: In Conversation: Telling stories through ceremony and Art
Hear from three respected contemporary artists from Warmun, Western Australia – Mabel Juli, Shirley Purdie and Phyllis Thomas in conversation with artist and Gallery Coordinator of the Warmun Art Centre, Nicole Foreshew and MCA curator Rachel Kent– as they discuss their work in Telling Tales: Excursions in Narrative Form and the importance of ceremony.