– Highlights

Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Dec


The National 2017

30 Mar - 18 Jun


Kader Attia

12 Apr - 30 Jul

– Learning Events


Art Baby

04 May, 10.30am, MCA



12 May, 9.00am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning


MCA Zine Fair 2017

21 May, 10.30am, MCA

– 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

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.


Vivid Sydney at the MCA 2017
– 26 May - 17 June

– Where


Artists: Danny Rose with Julia Gorman

Warm up with art this winter as Vivid Sydney lights up and the MCA stays up late until 9pm Wednesday–Sunday during the festival.

The façade of the MCA will illuminate, morph and abstract as handmade artwork flows and wraps the entire building as Vivid Sydney takes over Sydney from 26 May until 17 June.

Organic Vibrations is a collaboration between Julia Gorman, an Australian artist whose work is currently on display in the MCA’s Inside/Out Room, and Paris-based production company, Danny Rose. Together, they create a single, coherent artwork from the constant morphing and mutation of a series of images.

This year’s installation, developed specifically for Vivid Sydney in collaboration with the MCA, draws inspiration from the shapes and colours of the natural world, and is seen as sinuous lines that appear to grow organically until they cover the art deco facade of the Museum.

The installation uses projection-mapping techniques to transform the façade with images originally made by the artist in watercolour, oils and marker pen. This flow of handmade images, synthesised with music, creates a multi-sensory experience as the audience follows a 10-minute animated sequence of colour, movement and emotion.

Perch on the Sculpture Terrace , wind down over a drink, grab a bite to eat and enjoy spectacular views of the colour drenched Sydney Harbour.

Get comfortable with the uncomfortable as Conversation Starters invites you to ask hard questions about the world today on the first weekend in June as part of Vivid Ideas.

MCA exhibitions on display are MCA Collection (ongoing), The National 2017: New Australian Art (30 March – 18 June) and Kader Attia (12 April – 30 July).


Opening hours during Vivid Sydney

Monday to Tuesday: 10am – 5pm
Wednesday to Sunday: 10am – 9pm

*Hours will vary please check the website daily for dates & times

Please note Friday 26 May is a ticketed event: MCA ARTBAR

MCA ARTBAR: Vivid edition, curated by Julia Gorman

ARTBAR happens after dark on the last Friday of every month.
Exhibitions, music and live acts come together under the direction of a guest curator, transforming the MCA into a pulsating piece of performance art.

Tickets & more information here

Functions & private hires are available

Limited availability remains for private hire, be quick!
Contact: venues@mca.com.au
Ph: +62 2 9245 2400.


Road closures

Major roads in the Sydney CBD will be closed between Friday 26 May and Saturday 17 June, so leave the car at home!

Vivid Sydney Transport

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