Learn at the MCA
– Visitors with Specific Needs
The MCA offers a variety of programs and services to ensure the accessibility of the Museum and its collection.
Visiting the MCA
Visitors with specific needs are welcome at MCA, supported by our excellent staff and services. Please see our Visit page for all the details.
Bella program for students with specific needs
Look, touch, listen and create in the Bella Program, a FREE art-making workshop for children and young people with specific needs, including physical, intellectual, emotional or behavioural disabilities.
Investigate contemporary artworks on Gallery Explorations of current exhibitions, then explore art-making processes and ideas in a practical session in the creative studios of the NCCL.
Discover the multi-sensory Bella Room, where Bella commission artists create interactive installations designed to engage and inspire people with specific needs to explore contemporary art through sensory experience.
The Bella program is FREE for all participants and can be tailored to individual requirements.
Bella Sessions are offered every Monday during school term or at other times by special arrangement. Bookings are essential.*
Session Times: 10.00–11.30am or 12.30–2.00pm or by arrangement
Session Length: 60–90 minutes
Bookings: email@example.com or 02 9245 2400
TTY: 02 9241 6634
The MCA Bella program was established in 1993 through the generosity of MCA patrons, Dr Edward Jackson AM and Mrs Cynthia Jackson AM, and the Jackson family, in memory of their late daughter and sister Belinda.
Bella Room Commission:
Hiromi Tango, Dance, 2013
April 2013 – March 2014
*Please note that if a Bella session is cancelled with less than one week’s notice, the school will be charged for the cost of the program. Funding for the Bella Program is limited – reasonable notice of cancellation enables us to make your program available to others.
Also explore the Bella Room, the MCA’s space for students with specific learning needs.
Visitors who are blind or with vision impairment
Access the MCA’s collection and exhibitions through audio-described tours.
Visitors who are deaf or with hearing impairment
Explore the museum with AUSLAN-interpreted tours of the MCA Collection and exhibitions.