– 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

ARTBAR August 2016

26 Aug, 7.00pm, MCA

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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

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

Interview with August film curator Daniel Kasman

Delve into our new Contemporary Film Series with Daniel Kasman, Director of Content at MUBI and film curator for August. 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.

Talk

Deborah Kelly on Yoko Ono
– Exhibition Insight

Hear this artist and activist’s perspective on War Is Over! (if you want it): Yoko Ono. Deborah Kelly’s politically charged work traverses forms, from intricate collages to large scale public art and explores gender, politics and relationships. Hear her thoughts on the work of Yoko Ono, and its resonances in an Australian context.


Free with exhibition entry

About the speaker

For the better part of three decades, Australian artist Deborah Kelly has created a prolific body of mixed-media artworks that are at once unexpected, humorous, provocative, and profound. Often politically motivated, Kelly’s artworks explore ideas of power in all its manifestations, highlighting racial, sexual and religious prejudices and histories. Many of Kelly’s best-known works have occurred in the public realm, utilising highly visible canvases including projections onto billboards, bus shelters, postcards, human bodies and clouds. Significant solo shows of Kelly’s work have been held at Counihan Gallery, Melbourne (2013); Artspace, Sydney (2011) and the Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Adelaide (2009). Her work has been included in exhibitions including Interesting Times: Focus on contemporary Australian art at the MCA (2005), Singapore Biennale (2008) and the 50th Venice Biennale (2003). Tank Man Tango, the memorial she devised for the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen protests, was held on 4 June 2009 in 20+ cities and towns around the world.

Image: Deborah Kelly, image courtesy and © Daniel Shipp

image for Deborah Kelly on Yoko Ono

– When

7 December 2013, 2:00-3:00pm

– Admission

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