– 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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Tour

Art Baby

04 May, 10.30am, MCA

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Event

WORKSHOP FOR PRIMARY TEACHERS

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

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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

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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.

Telling Tales: Peggy Patrick

Born 1929, Kununurra, Western Australia
Lives and works Warmun, Western Australia
Gija language group, Nangari skin group

Peggy Patrick is a senior Gija artist from Warmun, located in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia. She presents seven vertical Marlam boards from 2013 in this exhibition. ‘Marlam’ means to paint with the finger, and in these works the ochre has been traced down the surface of the canvas to create an irregular, linear effect. The presence of the hand is very clear and the ochre varies from panel to panel, from ghostly white on black through to yellow, brown and deep grey. These panels refer to the ornamentation or painting of the body in preparation for joonba, or ceremony as told through song and dance. They too literally embody the concept of storytelling, rather than one individual tale.
MAP - WARMUN

<b>Peggy Patrick</b> <i>Marlam</i> 2013

Peggy Patrick Marlam 2013