See what's on at the

Browse What's On

– Highlights


Grayson Perry

10 Dec - 01 May


Matthys Gerber

22 Sep - 06 Dec


Primavera 2015

22 Sep - 06 Dec

Create and Learn at the

All Learning Programs

– Learning Events



06 Dec, 6.00pm, Throughout the MCA


Contemporary Art Studio

31 Mar, 10.00am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning


Creativity in the Primary Classroom 2016

20 May, 9.00am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

Find out more about the

About the MCA

– News from inside the MCA

Six film sub-genres you didn’t know existed

Film archive legends Jay Katz and Miss Death enlighten us more

Getting Real (Time)

Artist Educator Stephanie Lade reflects on the process of creating a new learning program designed to open up experimental media processes to Primary and Secondary students. more

View the Collection

Browse Collection

– Spotlights from the collection online

Volume One: MCA Collection

Works from the MCA Collection on display

Remain in Light: Photography from the MCA Collections

On tour until October 2015


Watch our latest artist interview with Khaled Sabsabi

MCA Library

The MCA Lewis Library and Artist Research Centre provides access to a unique collection of books, catalogues, and art journals which reflect the MCA history and exhibitions and share information about Australian and international artists.

The MCA Library is dedicated to supporting individual approaches to learning.
Learning in the visual arts, is a unique process. Individuals may look for information about the image through journal articles, books and/or catalogues. They may be inspired by the image itself and seek information around this personal response. The library supports each learners search through careful listening (the reference interview), direction to resources and by providing a warm reflective space where these interests may be explored.

The MCA Library is a reference library (items not for loan).

Enquiries are welcomed to the MCA Librarian Margaret Gor on +61 2 9245 2453 or

Library Opening Hours
Monday – 10am-12.30pm TBC
Tuesday – 10am-5pm
Wednesday – 10am-5pm
Thursday – 10am-1pm
Friday – 10am-3pm
Saturday – 12pm-4pm
Sunday – 11am-4pm

*All times are subject to change. Please call ahead if you would like to visit the library.

The MCA Library for Kids
Join us on the last Wednesday of every month for Story Time. Cuddle up with a cushion, listen, and read along to specially chosen books illustrated and inspired by Australian artists.
Ages 3–5
FREE, bookings essential

The Library is unable to accept donations of books, magazines, etc. due to storage limitations

Books on a shelf