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Special Event

ARTBAR November 2015

Today, 7.00pm, MCA


Grayson Perry

10 Dec - 01 May


Primavera 2015

22 Sep - 06 Dec

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06 Dec, 6.00pm, Throughout the MCA


Contemporary Art Studio

31 Mar, 10.00am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning


Creativity in the Primary Classroom 2016

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

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Getting Real (Time)

Artist Educator Stephanie Lade reflects on the process of creating a new learning program designed to open up experimental media processes to Primary and Secondary students. more

Farewell Simryn Gill with MCA Young Guides

Listen to an extract of MCA Young Guides tour of Volume One: MCA Collection, as we farewell Simryn Gill’s Carbon Copy (assimilate). more

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Volume One: MCA Collection

Works from the MCA Collection on display

Remain in Light: Photography from the MCA Collections

On tour until October 2015


Watch our latest artist interview with Khaled Sabsabi

The Loti and Victor Smorgon Collection of Contemporary Australian Art

Donated to the MCA in 1995 by private collectors Loti and Victor Smorgon, this Collection of 154 works is a remarkable representation of Australian art in the 1980s and 1990s. The Collection focuses on three generations of artists, many of whom have been working since the 1960s and who emerged during one of the most prolific periods in Australia’s art history, when artists had unprecedented representation in exhibitions and collections around the world. The first group comprises paintings from the 1980s by artists who exhibited in the landmark exhibition The Field in 1968. The second consists of a diverse group whose work was based in 1970s conceptual practice, and the third, a younger group of artists who emerged during the 1980s and 1990s.

Artists represented in the Smorgon Collection include Davida Allen, Howard Arkley, Peter Booth, Stephen Bush, Tony Clark, Juan Davila, Richard Dunn, Robert Hunter, Robert Jacks, Maria Kozic, Michael Johnson, Tim Johnson, Kerri Poliness, Vivienne Shark LeWitt, John Firth Smith, Imants Tillers, Dick Watkins, Jenny Watson and John Young.

Image: Juan Davila Sentimental history of Australian art 1982, Museum of Contemporary Art, gift of Loti Smorgon and Victor Smorgon, 1995, Image courtesy and © the artist