– Highlights


Primavera 2016

29 Sep - 04 Dec


Louise Hearman

29 Sep - 04 Dec

Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Aug

– Learning Events

Special Event

ARTBAR October 2016

28 Oct, 7.00pm, MCA

25 Birthday Weekend

Artist Talk

11 Nov, 1.30pm, Level 2: Veolia Lecture Theatre

– News from inside the MCA

Fairfield Eating Excursion

Women of Fairfield co-curator and PYT Artistic Director, Karen Therese takes us on a food safari through Fairfield, Sydney. more

Please Touch: Tactile Tours for Families

Artist Educator, Brook Morgan gives us a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the development of this new program for families. more

Interview with September film curator Adrian Martin

James Vaughan speaks to Australian arts critic and audiovisual artist Adrian Martin about the month of contemporary Portuguese cinema he has guest curated for the MCA 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.

Touring Exhibition

The Wandering: Moving images from the MCA Collection

– When

14 March 2013-31 August 2014

The Wandering: Moving images from the MCA Collection takes us on a unique journey through contemporary Australian art. The immediacy of moving image provides opportunities for art to engage with audiences in ways that are different to static, more traditional mediums, such as painting and sculpture. The exhibition presents artworks recently acquired by the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia by 15 leading artists, Vernon Ah Kee, Peter Alwast, Lauren Brincat, Daniel Crooks, Hayden Fowler, Shaun Gladwell, Richard Lewer, Gabriella Mangano and Silvana Mangano, Todd McMillan, Tracey Moffatt, Patricia Piccinini, Grant Stevens, Daniel von Sturmer and Christian Thompson. It embraces a diversity of voices and styles, including works made using animation, celluloid and domestic video, and ideas from social politics and representation, through to genetic engineering and virtual environments.

The Wandering takes its title from artist Grant Stevens’ work in the exhibition. Stevens’ video leads us somewhere completely unexpected and, like all the artworks in the exhibition, encourages us to see and think differently about the world around us. This title also reflects the roaming nature of the project. By bringing moving image works out of the Museum and onto the road, The Wandering enables audiences across the country to encounter key works from the MCA’s Collection that surprise, challenge and inspire, providing new contexts in which to engage and learn.

The Wandering: Moving images from the MCA Collection is accompanied by an e-publication and a range of resources and programs to be used in association with the exhibition, and delivered at each venue.

The exhibition will commence touring in 2013. Please contact MCA Touring (touring@mca.com.au) for further information about the exhibition.

This touring project is supported by the Visions of Australia Contemporary Touring Initiative.

Tour Itinerary

Ararat Regional Gallery: 14 March – 14 April 2013
Cairns Regional Gallery: 26 April – 23 June 2013
Glasshouse Port Macquarie: 4 July – 25 August 2013
Artspace Mackay: 20 September – 20 October 2013
Devonport Regional Art Gallery: 1 November – 8 December 2013
Rockhampton Art Gallery: 7 February – 24 March 2014
Emerge Media Space, James Cook University: 21 April – 12 May 2014
ANU Drill Hall Gallery: 22 May – 29 June 2014
Wollongong City Gallery: 11 July – 31 August 2014

Patricia Piccinini

Patricia Piccinini
Sandman 2002
Museum of Contemporary Art, purchased with funds provided by the Coe and Mordant families, 2007
Image courtesy and © the artist