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29 Mar - 31 Dec

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Biennale Of Sydney

20th Biennale of Sydney

18 Mar - 05 Jun

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Exhibition

Telling Tales

02 Jun - 09 Oct

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Workshop

Art Safari

10 May, 10.30am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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Creativity in the Primary Classroom 2016

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

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Digital Excursion

Digital Excursion

24 May, 10.00am, Remote Connection via Video Conferencing

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Everything I Touch Turns To...

Let’s all take a moment to get to know the artist who will wave over the Museum with an ethereal wand and dip the building in gold for MCA ARTBAR. more

MCA Kids Committee & Artist Educators In Conversation

MCA Kids Committee members Sasha, Alesandro, Riley, Siobhan, Kayla and Max interviewed some of the artists behind Junior Art School to learn more their practice. more

On Contemporary Film

Film curator James Vaughan interviews MIFF Artistic Director, Michelle Carey, about April’s, CONTEMPORARY FILM PROGRAM. 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

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ARTIST INTERVIEW

Watch our latest artist interview with Khaled Sabsabi

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

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