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Exhibition

Energies: Haines & Hinterding

25 Jun - 06 Sep

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Exhibition

Aleks Danko

30 Jul - 18 Oct

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Exhibition

Primavera 2015

22 Sep - 06 Dec

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Event

Genext:

06 Sep, 6.00pm, Throughout the MCA

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Workshop

Creativity in the Primary Classroom

11 Sep, 9.00am, The National Centre for Creative Learning

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Workshop

Creative Connections #2

15 Sep, 9.00am, Creative Studios National Centre for Creative Learning

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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

Digital Excursions; New Connections

Alex White reflects upon the newly launched program offerings and the possibilities these hold for students and teachers anywhere in Australia. more

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Volume One: MCA Collection

Works from the MCA Collection on display

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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

Learn at the MCA

At the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, we like to share our passion for and knowledge of contemporary art with as many people as possible, no matter where they live around Australia.

With input from our specially trained Artist Educators, we develop a range of learning programs for school students and teachers, families, young people, adult learners of all ages and backgrounds and visitors with specific needs. The breadth of offerings range from practical and theoretical schools programs, to creative programs for children and families, social and cultural events for young people, and major public lectures themed around MCA exhibitions, and contemporary issues in the visual arts, design, architecture or film. Access to cutting-edge video conferencing facilities allows us to take our content to communities in regional and remote parts of Australia, giving the MCA a truly national reach.

MCA creative learning programs encourage visitors to colour outside the lines, to experiment, take risks and play with process. Artists contribute as thinkers and creators and inspire our audiences to respond to contemporary art in new ways. MCA Learning programs acknowledge that every visitor brings their own background story and can take away their own fresh meaning from their encounter with art.

Schools & Teachers

The MCA offers a wide range of creative learning programs for primary and secondary students and teachers, both within the Museum’s galleries and virtually through leading- edge digital technology.

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Kids & Families

Make the most of your family’s visit to the MCA with these tools, tips, tailored events and workshops.

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Young Creatives

Discover the MCA’s jam-packed Young Creatives program, brimming with opportunities to create, think, make and get involved.

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Adults

From guided tours to artist talks and hands-on workshops, the MCA offers many ways to experience contemporary art.

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Artists & Creators

Get an insider’s perspective on the art world from practicing artists and leading industry figures.

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Community Groups

Get to know more about contemporary art through the MCA’s community programs which provide art experiences in a social setting for visitors new to contemporary art.

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Visitors with Specific Needs

The MCA offers a variety of programs and services to ensure the accessibility of the Museum and its collection.

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Learning Resources

Access the MCA Library, explore the MCA’s collection of more than 60 interviews with artists and engage with digital resources designed for teachers and students.

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National Centre for Creative Learning

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MCA Library & the Contemporary Art Archive

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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

Digital Excursions; New Connections

Alex White reflects upon the newly launched program offerings and the possibilities these hold for students and teachers anywhere in Australia. more

Welcome to Light Lab!

Welcome to Light Lab, the MCA’s fun free activity space created in conjunction with the exhibition Light Show. Situated in the foyer of the National Centre for Creative Learning it’s open weekends and selected evenings during vivid. more

We're celebrating 3 years of world-class Creative Learning

Three years ago, on 28 March 2012, we launched one of the most significant commitments to art education in Australia. more

Experiencing the Brown Council Bella Room Commission

Artist Educator Athena shares her insights into the popular Bella program in the last months of the Brown Council’s Performance Art Commission. more

David Capra: 2015 Bella Commission Artist

Sydney-based artist David Capra has been commissioned to create a work for the MCA’s Jackson Bella Room in 2015. more

Bella Momentum Workshop

Bella Momentum is an intensive art workshop for talented art students from across NSW. Produced in collaboration with the Smith Family’s Learning for Life program. more

Engaging Students with Disability

'Give yourself permission to try something different and look for other ways’ more

Casula Public School Electronic Art Workshop

Year 6 from Casula Public School had a fantastic experience with the newly introduced Electronic Art workshop program. more

New Electronic Art Programs at the MCA

Award-winning technology 'littleBits’ lets kids play with new media and electronic art at MCA more

Magic wand over MCA Learning

Magician Adam Mada collaborates with MCA Educators and tells the role of magic in art and young learning. more

100 Mile Art Conference

I recently had the opportunity to speak about the museum’s digital initiatives to quite a specialised audience: secondary Visual Arts teachers. more

Connecting with Korea

February 26th was quite a milestone for the MCA Digital Learning team as it marked our first Digital Excursion with an international school. more

Digital Excursions at the MCA

We talk to MCA Digital Learning Coordinator Melinda Garcia who plays a key role in implementing the MCA’s Digital Excursions. more

2012 Ann Lewis AO Contemporary Visual Arts International Address

Exhibiting artist Anish Kapoor spoke to a sell-out crowd at the museum in December – here’s your chance to watch it in full. more

An introduction to the Bella Art workshop

MCA School Programs Coordinator Georgia Close introduces us to this long-running and highly popular program for at risk youth. more

Creating Creativity in the Digital Space

How do we foster creativity in the digital space? Melinda Garcia shares at Vivid Sydney what the team in the National Centre for Creative Learning have been doing. more

generationext is back

generationext, the free art celebration exclusively for teenagers, returns to the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. 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

Digital Excursions; New Connections

Alex White reflects upon the newly launched program offerings and the possibilities these hold for students and teachers anywhere in Australia. more

Welcome to Light Lab!

Welcome to Light Lab, the MCA’s fun free activity space created in conjunction with the exhibition Light Show. Situated in the foyer of the National Centre for Creative Learning it’s open weekends and selected evenings during vivid. more

We're celebrating 3 years of world-class Creative Learning

Three years ago, on 28 March 2012, we launched one of the most significant commitments to art education in Australia. more

Experiencing the Brown Council Bella Room Commission

Artist Educator Athena shares her insights into the popular Bella program in the last months of the Brown Council’s Performance Art Commission. more

David Capra: 2015 Bella Commission Artist

Sydney-based artist David Capra has been commissioned to create a work for the MCA’s Jackson Bella Room in 2015. more

Bella Momentum Workshop

Bella Momentum is an intensive art workshop for talented art students from across NSW. Produced in collaboration with the Smith Family’s Learning for Life program. more

Engaging Students with Disability

'Give yourself permission to try something different and look for other ways’ more

Casula Public School Electronic Art Workshop

Year 6 from Casula Public School had a fantastic experience with the newly introduced Electronic Art workshop program. more

New Electronic Art Programs at the MCA

Award-winning technology 'littleBits’ lets kids play with new media and electronic art at MCA more

Magic wand over MCA Learning

Magician Adam Mada collaborates with MCA Educators and tells the role of magic in art and young learning. more

100 Mile Art Conference

I recently had the opportunity to speak about the museum’s digital initiatives to quite a specialised audience: secondary Visual Arts teachers. more

Connecting with Korea

February 26th was quite a milestone for the MCA Digital Learning team as it marked our first Digital Excursion with an international school. more

Digital Excursions at the MCA

We talk to MCA Digital Learning Coordinator Melinda Garcia who plays a key role in implementing the MCA’s Digital Excursions. more

2012 Ann Lewis AO Contemporary Visual Arts International Address

Exhibiting artist Anish Kapoor spoke to a sell-out crowd at the museum in December – here’s your chance to watch it in full. more

An introduction to the Bella Art workshop

MCA School Programs Coordinator Georgia Close introduces us to this long-running and highly popular program for at risk youth. more

Creating Creativity in the Digital Space

How do we foster creativity in the digital space? Melinda Garcia shares at Vivid Sydney what the team in the National Centre for Creative Learning have been doing. more

generationext is back

generationext, the free art celebration exclusively for teenagers, returns to the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. more