– Highlights


Pipilotti Rist: Sip my ocean

01 Nov - 18 Feb


Jon Campbell: MCA Collection

04 Dec - 25 Feb


Word: MCA Collection

04 Dec - 18 Feb

– Learning Events


Laughter Sessions

16 Dec, 2.00pm, Level 3: Creative Studios in NCCL


ARTBAR January 2018

19 Jan, 7.00pm, Throughout the MCA


Art Baby

06 Feb, 12.30pm, MCA

– 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

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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.

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

Peggy Patrick Marlam 2013