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30 Jul - 18 Oct


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22 Sep - 06 Dec


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26 Nov, 5.30pm, Creative Studios National Centre for Creative Learning



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Taloi Havini: Primavera artist and ARTBAR curator

Primavera 2015 artist and MCA ARTBAR curator Taloi Havini talks ‘Shell Money’, pina coladas and memories of Bougainville. more

We laughed, we cried, we danced, we barked…

Teachers from across NSW gathered at the MCA and Sydney Opera House for two days of creative dialogue and exchange as part of the 2015 Engaging Students with Disability forum. more

If these walls could talk | #AleksDanko

Ha-ha-ha-ha. Learn the meaning behind artist Aleks Danko’s Laughing Wall.... more

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Remain in Light: Photography from the MCA Collections

On tour until October 2015


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Patricia Piccinini

b.1965 :

Patricia Piccinini is a Melbourne-based artist born in Freetown, Sierra Leone in 1965. Piccinini has developed an interdisciplinary practice encompassing digital photography, video, installation and sculpture. Key solo exhibitions of the artist’s work include Once Upon a Time, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 2011; Hold Me Close To Your Heart, Arter Space For Art, Istanbul, 2011; Patricia Piccinini, Leeahn Gallery, Daegu and Seoul, Korea, 2010; Hug: Recent Works by Patricia Piccinini, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines and Frye Museum, Seattle, 2007; and We are Family, Australian Pavilion, 50th Venice Biennale, Venice, 2003.

Her work has been included in numerous major group exhibitions internationally, including dOCUMENTA (13), The Fredericianum, Kassel, Germany, 2012; Power of Making, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 2011; and Global Feminisms, Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA, 2008. Picinini’s work has been collected by the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney.

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