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Exhibition

Energies: Haines & Hinterding

25 Jun - 06 Sep

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Exhibition

Aleks Danko

30 Jul - 18 Oct

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Exhibition

Matthys Gerber

22 Sep - 06 Dec

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Workshop

Sunday Live - Life Drawing

19 Jul, 2.00pm, Creative Studios National Centre for Creative Learning

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Educator Exclusive

30 Jul, 5.30pm, Creative Studios National Centre for Creative Learning

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Dance, Theatre and Visual Art

20 Aug, 9.00am

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Teena meets Bella

David Capra is the 2015 Bella commission artist and to celebrate the installation of his new work Teena’s Bathtime, we held a very special open day. more

What we've been reading: June

MCA’s curatorial & digital team share links to articles and websites that have inspired them during June. more

Anna Davis on Energies: Haines & Hinterding

Curator, Anna Davis, has been working closely with David Haines and Joyce Hinterding in the lead up to their solo exhbition at the MCA. more

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Volume One: MCA Collection

Works from the MCA Collection on display

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Remain in Light: Photography from the MCA Collections

On tour until October 2015

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ARTIST INTERVIEW

Watch our latest artist interview with Khaled Sabsabi

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MCA Collection Online

Browse a selection of works from the MCA Collection and learn more about the artist, the ideas and the context behind the work. We’ll be adding more works so check back often, and email artisticprograms@mca.com.au if you’d like to see your favourite work online.

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The MCA is grateful to the Ian Potter Foundation for their support in funding the MCA Collection Online pilot project which forms the basis of the MCA Collection Online.

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Volume One: MCA Collection

The MCA reopened in March 2012 with a major focus on its collection. Volume One: MCA Collection features over 280 works by more than 170 Australian artists drawn from a period of acquisitions which began with the constitution of the MCA in May 1989. This new presentation reflects the diversity of Australian contemporary art over the past 20 + years, including work by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, the consolidation of film and video practice from a marginal to central position; the emergence of diverse cultural voices; as well as ephemeral and performative practices. It also includes references to the MCA’s exhibition and collecting history.

A purpose-built screen space engages visitors with video and a resource room within the original boardroom of the Maritime Services Building provides opportunities to research the collection and view works from the MCA’s Contemporary Art Archive, a unique aspect of the MCA Collection.

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Images (top to bottom, left to right): Shaun Gladwell Apologies 1-6 (still) 2007, Museum of Contemporary Art, donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by Andrew and Cathy Cameron, 2011; installation view, Volume One: MCA Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, 2012; Arlo Mountford The Folly (still) 2008-09, Museum of Contemporary Art, purchased with funds provided by the Coe and Mordant families, 2009; Simon Yates Brain Scapes 2006 Museum of Contemporary Art, donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by Henry Ergas, 2009; Simryn Gill Caress (Underwood Universal) 2008, Museum of Contemporary Art, purchased with funds provided by the Coe and Mordant families, 2010; Patrick Hartigan Dog, Horse, Museum Piece (still) 2005-06, Museum of Contemporary Art, donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by Henry Ergas, 2009; Hayden Fowler Goat Odyssey (still) 2006, Museum of Contemporary Art, donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by Henry Ergas, 2009; Imants Tillers White Aborigines 1983, Museum of Contemporary Art, gift of Loti Smorgon and Victor Smorgon, 1995; James Angus Mountains, Valleys, Caves 2005, Museum of Contemporary Art, donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by Michael Hawker, 2009; Dorota Mytych Mutatis Mutandis (still) 2005 Museum of Contemporary Art, purchased with funds provided by the Coe and Mordant families, 2009; Hany Armanious Second hand political (detail) 1995, Museum of Contemporary Art, gift of the artist, 2001

All images courtesy and © the artist