The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia is committed to extending the reach of contemporary art beyond the galleries and has developed projects that engage communities in greater Sydney and throughout Australia.
C3West is a long-term program which creates situations for artists to work strategically with business and non-arts government organisations. Since 2006 C3West has developed a range of partnerships with corporations and communities in Greater Sydney. C3West places contemporary artists at the core of projects which give voice to local issues and actively involve the business sector in new ways of working together. It aligns corporate social investment strategies with community development.
The MCA’s Touring Program has been inspiring audiences regionally, nationally and internationally for more than a decade by providing unique exhibitions and projects supported by a range of education resources and programs that significantly contribute to the critical debate about contemporary art and ideas.
In 2010, the MCA launched an exciting collaboration with Australian artist Craig Walsh. Digital Odyssey was an epic regional tour and artist residency program, which brought Walsh’s distinctive artwork to rural and remote locations throughout Australia over a year and a half.
Image: Angelica Mesiti Dance Hall (2011), installation view, Diment Way, Hurstville 2011, Image courtesy and © the artist, Photograph: Jamie North