– Highlights

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Exhibition

Telling Tales

02 Jun - 09 Oct

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Exhibition

New Romance

30 Jun - 04 Sep

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Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Aug

– Learning Events

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Special Event

Sunday Family Fun Day

28 Aug, 10.30am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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Conference

THE FOREVER NOW

02 Sep, 10.00am, MCA

– News from inside the MCA

Vogue Fashion's Night Out

Creating wearables with crushed sea shells and Australian red earth, meet the innovative Australian designers we love at MCA Store. more

MCA ARTBAR Yal Kuna (My Mates) = Blessed

Wanna hang with Eric and his mates? Brisbane-based artist Eric Bridgeman gathers his art family who he has borrowed at various times throughout his practice and gives them the stage. more

Art Party: MCA Social flickers and flares

What art-concoction have curators put together for our annual Primavera fundraiser bash? more

– Spotlights from the collection online

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MCA Collection

Works from the MCA Collection

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Collection Artist Interviews

Watch our latest interviews in the MCA Video Portal

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Joint acquisitions by MCA and Tate

The Program promotes Australian art globally, helping Australian artists reach new audiences.

MCA Collection

The MCA Collection contains over 4000 works by Australian artists that have been acquired since 1989. The Museum collects across all art forms with strong holdings in painting, photography, sculpture, works on paper and moving image, as well as significant representation of works by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. The Collection includes the MCA Contemporary Art Archive; a unique collection of material including artists’ publications, notebooks, music, scripts, letters, writings and drawings that represent a range of experimental practices and capture the ideas and working processes of today’s artists.

The MCA has important holdings of Indigenous art from Arnhem Land dating back to the 1950s including a collection that is held in trust with the community of Maningrida and The Arnott’s collection of bark paintings. A number of significant collections were donated to the museum by Loti and Victor Smorgon (1995), Henry Ergas (2009), Ann Lewis (2009) and Cathy and Andrew Cameron (2012). Following the founding of the MCA through the JW Power Bequest and with assistance from the New South Wales Government, the Museum continues to manage the Power Collection on behalf of the University of Sydney.

Following the reopening of the museum in 2012, when a significant proportion of gallery space was dedicated to the presentation of the collection, the Museum simultaneously embarked on a new MCA Collection Online initiative, supported by the Ian Potter Foundation. This growing resource includes in depth analysis of artworks, images, exhibition histories and biographical details. MCA Collection Online is a work in progress; an evolving resource that will over time represent many more of the Museum’s collecting highlights.

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Audio Visual works

Explore audio visual works from the MCA Collection

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Paintings

Explores paintings from the MCA Collection

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Emily Kame Kngwarreye

Emily Kame Kngawarrye carved out a deserved reputation as one of Australia's most important artists.

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Hayden Fowler

Hayden Fowler investigates our interactions with the natural world and how we define ourselves with regard to nature.

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Emma White

Emma White's works experiment with contrasting value systems: precious and worthless, purposeful and redundant.

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Hossein Valamanesh

Valamanesh is a visual artist who works with different media from installation to sculpture, painting and collage.

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– Exhibitions

Current Exhibitions

New Romance

Telling Tales

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Past Exhibitions

The MCA has been exhibiting the work of Australian and international artists since 1991. Find out more about exhibitions we have held over the last decade.

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Touring Exhibitions

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Artist Commissions

The MCA has an ongoing series of commissions throughout its building. Find out more about current and previous commissions.

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C3West

C3West is a long term program which creates situations for artists to work strategically with business, non-arts government organisations, and communities in Greater Sydney.

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