– Highlights

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Mca Collection

MCA Collection

29 Mar - 31 Jul

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Exhibition

Telling Tales

02 Jun - 09 Oct

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Exhibition

New Romance

30 Jun - 04 Sep

– Learning Events

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Workshop

Art Safari

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

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Conference

THE FOREVER NOW

01 Sep, 6.00pm, MCA

– News from inside the MCA

Dear Giselle

New Romance artist Giselle Stanborough answers your questions about the modern dating world. more

What we've been reading: June

In the spirit of our current exhibition, Telling Tales, MCA Staffers share what they’ve been reading over the past month. more

Where do artists get their ideas from?

Artist Educators Stephanie & Athena are interviewed by kids about their art practice more

– Spotlights from the collection online

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Volume One: 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.

Emily Kame Kngwarreye

b.Circa 1910 : d.1996

Kngwarreye had no formal art education but learned the mark-making and composition of the Anmatyerre tradition in which she was raised. Her first foray into art in western media was through batik in the late 1970s, but it was when she began painting on canvas in 1988 that she found her true medium.

Over the next eight years she produced an outstanding body of work that drew on the history, stories, geography, vegetation and substance of her land to inform her art. What resulted was an outpouring of creative energy that made for an ever-evolving style and works of substantial integrity. Her unique art transcended the cultural specificity of place and spoke to us all.

Her work was quickly placed in leading public corporate and private collections. In 1997 she represented Australia in the Venice Biennale and in 1997 the Queensland Art Gallery staged a major retrospective that travelled throughout Australia. In 2011 a second major survey travelled from the National Museum in Canberra to Osaka and Tokyo. Kngwarreye is without doubt one of the most important Australian painters of the 20th century.

Works by Emily Kame Kngwarreye

– In the MCA Collection online

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