– Highlights

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Special Event

New Romance for Teachers

Today, 10.00am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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Talk

Artists In Conversation

Today, 3.00pm, Level 3: Creative Studios in NCCL

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Mca Collection

MCA Collection

29 Mar - 31 Jul

– Learning Events

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Special Event

New Romance for Teachers

Today, 10.00am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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Talk

Artists In Conversation

Today, 3.00pm, Level 3: Creative Studios in NCCL

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Lecture

Booked out Humanoids and Hybrids: Creepy, Uncanny and Contestable Bodies

03 Jul, 11.00am, Level 2: Veolia Lecture Theatre

– News from inside the MCA

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

MCA X PITCH ZINE Digital Zine

The MCA has collaborated with PITCH ZINE to create a digital zine in anticipation for the 9th annual MCA Zine Fair this weekend. 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.

Kids and Families

Spark your imagination and creativity with a family visit to the MCA. We offer an exciting range of opportunities which inspire adults and children to discover contemporary art and participate in fun and playful learning experiences together.


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JULY SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM!

Contribute to a large-scale collaborative installation during week 1 then get experimental with art making processes during Junior Art School workshops in week 2!

Contemporary Kids

Discover robots and hybrid creatures as we explore exhibition New Romance: art and the post-human during this exciting week-long artmaking extravaganza!

5 – 9 July
10.30am – 4pm
Drop in, $5 donation per family

Junior Art School

Discover the art of shadow play with Indonesian – Australian artist Jumaadi, push the boundaries of creative writing with writer Athena Cabot during Tale Spin and create a futuristic world in the Digital Studios with artist Stephanie Lade.

Book your visit today

Places are limited

A sneak peek at Jumaadi’s shadow performance

Art Baby

Take a tour of our ever changing program of exhibitions with like-minded families. A great first time museum experience for babies! Prams, front packs and slings welcome.

Parents & carers with babies up to 1 year old

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Art Play

Explore an interactive artwork together with your child. Read a story, sing songs and let creative play lead the way!

Under 5’s

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Art Safari

Introduce contemporary art to children aged 3 to 5 years in this fun and dynamic workshop! Discover a different theme and exhibition every month through play based activities including storytelling, games and art making.

Ages 3 – 5

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Sunday Family Fun Day

Fun for the whole family!
Collect a Sketch activity card to explore a different exhibition every season then get messy in the Creative Studios with hands on art making activities!

Ages 4 – 12

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School Holiday Programs

Get out of the house and get those creative juices flowing with our incredibly fun, incredibly exciting school holiday offerings!

Ages 4 – 12

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Upcoming Events for Kids and Families

Check out our yearly planner!

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Visiting Tips and Resources for Families

We’re family friendly!

We’ve got everything covered – from baby changing facilities, cloakroom, pram parking, hosts to assist you in the galleries and child-friendly meals in the Café.

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Kids Committee

9 fabulous families will be working with us throughout the year, to brainstorm new program ideas and ensure our programs continue to fulfill the needs of our diverse family audiences. Children in the committee range in age from 3 to 12 years, with families hailing from Western Sydney, South Coast, Northern Suburbs, Eastern Suburbs, Sydney Metro and the Inner West.

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