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Grayson Perry

10 Dec - 01 May


Primavera 2015

22 Sep - 06 Dec


Matthys Gerber

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

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Remain in Light: Photography from the MCA Collections

On tour until October 2015


Watch our latest artist interview with Khaled Sabsabi

The Maningrida Collection of Aboriginal Art

The Maningrida Collection of Aboriginal Art consists of approximately 600 works in fibre and other materials by Maningrida artists. The Collection is held in trust for the people of Maningrida on a long-term basis under a unique cultural agreement. The works were all created in the mid-to-late 1980s, and made, for the most part by women, revealing their ingenuity and ability to maintain strong links with the past, while at the same time incorporating new ideas and materials. Some traditional pieces – such as dragnets, fish traps and hunting bags – have been produced collectively by men and women.

The Maningrida Collection, together with the Ramingining Collection and the Arnott’s Collection are three remarkable collections of Aboriginal art which complement one another, and came to the Museum because of its commitment and involvement with the Aboriginal communities, and a curatorial perspective from ‘within’ the communities in the case of the two closely related areas of Ramingining and Maningrida.


Image: installation view, Volume One: MCA Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art 2012, Image courtesy and © the artists and artists’ estates, Photo: Paul Green