– 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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Special Event

ARTBAR July 2016

29 Jul, 7.00pm, MCA

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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

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

Meeting Jumaadi: MCA Kids Committee

Siobhan learns from artist Jumaadi about his shadow puppet performance The Life and Death of a Shadow 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.

Mikala Dwyer

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA)

Duration

7 December 2000 to 28 January 2001

Guest curator: Linda Michael

about the exhibition

This major solo exhibition of respected Australian artist Mikala Dwyer included recent and newly created work, including several made especially for the exhibition.

Well-known for her installation work utilising everyday objects such as nail polish, PVC tubing, stockings and mirrors, Dwyer constructs site-specific works that engage with her audience. Dwyer, who has exhibited widely in Australia and abroad, was one of four artists in the inaugural Primavera: Young Australian Artists at the MCA in 1992.

This exhibition presented a range of Dwyer’s work spanning eight years. Curator of the exhibition, Linda Michael said 'Dwyer’s works are composed of many parts and change with each installation according to the architecture of the space – melding into one another, losing some parts, adding others. Interacting with the gallery’s architecture, Dwyer reveals hidden cavities behind the gallery walls, tunes-in to the static of TV and radio, props up the ceiling or bandages the floor, transforming a fixed, solid architecture into one that is fragile and permeable.’

This project was made possible by the generous support of MCA Ambassadors.

Featuring Works from the MCA Collection

Mikala Dwyer