Getting articulate at Light Show

MCA Articulate lets visitors to Light Show respond to artworks in the exhibition.

Light Perspectives: Christoper Esber

A Light Show blog series to find out how light is used in professional creative practices. This week we hear from Australian Fashion Designer Christopher Esber.

Reflecting on the Blacktown Native Institution Artist Camps

'History is never static: it lives on through the people and communities that it has shaped, and it is shaped in turn by the telling of it.’

Light Perspectives: Bruce Ramus

Our Light Show blog series continues with light artist Bruce Ramus.

Light Perspectives: Katie Sfetkidis

Read our Light Show blog series to find out how light is thought about and used in professional creative practices.

Are you the next Curator of 'Primavera: Young Australian Artists'?

We’re seeking expressions of interest from independent Australian-based curators to curate the Primavera 2016: Young Australian Artists.

Meet our new board member Kerry Gardner

Today we announced the appointment of Melbourne-based documentary filmmaker and arts philanthropist Kerry Gardner to the MCA’s board of directors.

MCA on the road: Bendigo & Cairns

Road trip with Touring Exhibitions Manager Shinae Stowe between Cairns and Bendigo as she shares her tips for living out of a suitcase.

Rhianna Walcott: MCA Young Ambassador

Young Ambassador Rhianna Walcott shares some of her highlights of the YA program and insights on supporting contemporary art in Australia.

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.

Interview with March MCA ARTBAR curator Koji Ryui

Three words you might feel after this month’s ARTBAR: Intrigued, Violently Happy and Sick.

Tiwi research trip

Digital and curatorial went on the road to Tiwi Islands at the end of February. Read Assistant Digital Producer Susie Anderson’s blog to get an insight into what exactly happens on a research trip.

Interview: Cliff Lauson on Light Show

He has organised exhibitions of work by Ernesto Neto, Tracey Emin, David Shrigley, and Martin Creed. Arriving in Sydney in April is Dr Cliff Lauson, Curator of Light Show.

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.

Getting to know Tom Polo

Seinfeld, Dad jokes and Biggie Smalls. An interview with Tom Polo, the first ARTBAR curator of 2015.

MCA Articulate

MCA Articulate launches today – so which is your favourite Chuck Close work, and why?

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.

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.

Hetti’s Highlights – Corroboree Sydney

Corroboree Sydney Artistic Director Hetti Perkins shares her highlights for this year’s program at the MCA.

Engaging Students with Disability

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

Casula Public School Electronic Art Workshop

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

Art Encounters: 8 Sep 2014

Visitor: Katie Hale, Oakland, CA, USA

Benjamin Forster NCCL Commission

Benjamin Forster did a residency here at the MCA and was subsequently commissioned to create a work for one of our many walls.

Feeling Dangerous? John Pilger at The Festival of Dangerous Ideas

Feeling dangerous? Looking for Utopia? Wondering if you live in a dystopia?

New Electronic Art Programs at the MCA

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

Disability Action Plan

Help us be a more accessible museum

TALK: Can Art Change The World? Art & Politics in Australia

Can art change the world’s politics?

Bianca Spender: MCA Young Ambassador

MCA Young Ambassador Bianca Spender spent 5 minutes with InStyle to tell them about our Ambassador Program and upcoming #MCASOCIAL event.

How to dress Art Eclectic for MCA SOCIAL

Aileen, our fashion forward Front of House shares a how-to guide for dressing ‘artfully eclectic’. Inspiring your #MCASOCIAL glad rags.

Magic wand over MCA Learning

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

FESS UP: Guilty Pleasures

Staff at MCA and Performance Space disclose their best-worst music indulgences for #SonicSocial2014

Embracing Ignorance

Embracing Ignorance: MCA talks with artist Malcolm Whittaker, who leads Sonic Social event, Ignoramus Anonymous

Game of Thrones Event at MCA Foundation Hall

The Game of Thrones Exhibit by HBO will be at the MCA Foundation Hall in July.

Art of Giving: MCA Social

How can young people support the Arts without breaking the bank and what’s in it for them?


Vocal Performer Call out! #SonicSocial2014

Primavera 2014: Young Australian Artists

Sneak Peak: Meet this year’s lucky 13 young Aussie artists set to bring you Primavera 2014.

Telling your story: an artist’s guide to Vivid Ideas

Jess Scully, Vivid Ideas Festival Director, has selects the top arts events during Vivid.

Mamamia and the Mother Artist Forum

Jo Pollitt and Lilly Blue of BIG Kids Magazine for Mamamia on the Mother Artist Network Forum

Decoding a zine by Antwerpen

Ahead of the MCA Zine Fair 2014, we’ve asked our talented friend Antwerpen to decode 'What is a zine?’.

2 Millionth Visitor

Today we celebrated our 2 millionth visitor since we reopened in 2012.

Who greets you at the entrance to the MCA?

Who helps you discover the myriad of things to see at the Museum of Contemporary Art?

Art of cultural diplomacy opens doors

MCA Director, Elizabeth Ann Macgregor OBE on her recent trade delegation to Asia, Date: 15 April 2014


UK-based artists Ivan and Heather Morison talk to C3West Curator Anne Loxley about Sleepers Awake

Imagination and desire cued for the Biennale of Sydney

Biennale Artistic Director, Juliana Engberg, discusses the curatorial process and thematic inspirations for Sydney.

Interpreting Yoko Ono's Film Scores - Part 3

Artists from Experimental Universe relay how they’ve responded to Yoko Ono’s film scores

Interpreting Yoko Ono's Film Scores - Part 2

Artists from Experimental Universe relay how they’ve responded to Yoko Ono’s film scores

New Acquisitions in Context

Explore the works from this year’s New Acquisitions in Context

Reflections on the installation of War Is Over! (if you want it)

MCA’s Installation Manager Tony Mighell on preparing the galleries for War Is Over! (if you want it)

John Pilger's Utopia

Journalist and filmmaker John Pilger writes of his journey to Utopia – the title of his new film – ahead of its Australian release

Experimental Universe: Exploring Yoko Ono's Instructional Works - Part 1

Experimental Universe is a program of events featuring films, music and performances

Imagine Yoko

The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG reflects on the art, music and extraordinary life of Yoko Ono in a speech he delivered to mark the official opening of the Yoko Ono exhibition War is Over!(if you want it).

Artist-in-Residence blog post 5: Outlines

MCA Artist in Residence Benjamin Forster

MCA Chief Curator Rachel Kent on Yoko Ono

MCA Chief Curator and curator of War is Over! (if you want it): Yoko Ono, talks about the first major survey in Australia of works by Yoko Ono, once described by her late husband John Lennon as the world’s ‘most famous unknown artist’.

MCA Insight: War Is Over! (if you want it): Yoko Ono

What’s New for War Is Over! (if you want it): Yoko Ono in MCA Insight, the MCA’s free smartphone app.

Elizabeth Ann Macgregor on The Morning Show

MCA Director Elizabeth Ann Macgregor joins Larry Emdur and Kylie Gillies on The Morning Show to discuss War Is Over! (if you want it): Yoko Ono opening this Friday 15 November.

Artist-in-Residence blog post 4: Attempting definitions

MCA Artist in Residence Benjamin Forster attempts to define drawing in his fourth blog post.

22 Today

So it’s our 22nd birthday today. Below we share with you some exhibitions that were open on this day over the years.

VSO video auditions

For the upcoming Yoko Ono exhibition, we needed more VSOs. So we asked for something different: video auditions.

Artist-in-Residence blog post 3: Interlude

MCA Artist in Residence Benjamin Forster discusses an interlude in his project at the MCA in his third blog post.

MCA Insight: Primavera 2013

What’s New for Primavera 2013 in MCA Insight, the MCA’s free smartphone app.

Artist David Capra on art and Western Sydney

MCA C3 West Curator Anne Loxley talks to artist David Capra about Western Sydney.


On such a sad day for Australian art it was amazing to see in action the legacy of Loti Smorgon.

MCA Insight: string theory

What’s New for string theory in MCA Insight, the MCA’s free smartphone app.

Artist-in-Residence blog post 2: Towards taxonomy

MCA Artist in Residence Benjamin Forster discusses the development of his project at the MCA in his second blog post.

Sydney International Art Series 2013–14 launch

Tickets are now on sale

Artist-in-Residence blog post 1: Isolated Marks

MCA Artist in Residence Benjamin Forster outlines his project at the MCA and his influences in his first blog post.

New artwork takes shape on MCA façade

A monumental six-storey installation commissioned by Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority

Wangechi Mutu: textures

Videos and rich media from the Wangechi Mutu exhibition.

MCA Insight: Wangechi Mutu

Hear and learn more about Wangechi Mutu’s exhibition with Insight, the MCA smartphone app.

Why MCA SOCIAL is hot

With crush on contemporary art MCA Young Ambassador, Kristina Foster, talks about why MCA SOCIAL is hot.

Vale Dorothy Napangardi

The MCA acknowledges the recent unexpected and sudden passing of prominent Aboriginal artist Dorothy Napangardi.

Spiderman at the Avant Card Awards

Spiderman meets and greets Australian and international icons and celebrities at Avant Card’s Postcard of the Year Awards.

JEFF WALL Photographs: the works behind the works

Jeff Wall’s photographs are often densely referential, drawing upon sources as disparate as art history and outdoor advertising.

Focus on the extra work for Sydney leg of JEFF WALL Photographs

MCA Head of Artistic Programs Judith Blackall describes

Young Creatives’ TEDxSydney Live Simulcast

An exclusive opportunity for young people aged 14–21 to participate in TEDxSydney

Young Ambassador event at Hayden Fowler's studio

MCA Assistant Curator (Collections) Megan Robson and Hayden Fowler in conversation.

Sunday's 'Workout' artist is...

Brian Fuata

Saturday's 'Workout' artist is...

Domenico de Clario

Friday's 'Workout' artist is...

Agatha Gothe-Snape with Susan Gibb

Thursday's 'Workout' artist is...

Jodie Whalen

Wednesday's 'Workout' artist is...

Sarah Goffman

Tuesday's 'Workout' artists are...

The Motel Sisters

Monday's 'Workout' artist is...

David Capra

Anish Kapoor ePublication Final Edition available now

Now with 360 degree interactive panoramas

'Claire Healy & Sean Cordeiro' tours to Brisbane

The exhibition runs until 28 July at UQ Art Museum.

13 Rooms by Kaldor Public Art Projects

In the lead up to Workout, check out this 11-day performance art extravaganza

The colourful world of Hiromi Tango

2013 Bella Room commission unveiled

Ultimate Vision - Monuments to Us

The latest C3West project at Westfield Hurstville opens

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.

Young Ambassador event at Sarah Cottier Gallery

MCA Curatorial Assistant Kelly McDonald joined MCA Young Ambassadors for an evening of wine, cheese and a private viewing of works by Gemma Smith and Jamie North.

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.

South of no North: Laurence Aberhart, William Eggleston, Noel McKenna

Darren Knight on his connection with McKenna and Aberhart, both of whom he represents.

Interplay: The MCA Staff Show 2013

The annual exhibition of works from MCA staff runs until 10 March at 107 Projects in Redfern.

One million MCA visitors

A record-breaking figure eleven months after reopening.

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.

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.

The Anish Kapoor effect

An Instagram dream.

TABOO artist Anton Kannemeyer on his work and background

Hear the interview recorded on 16 December 2012 for FBi Radio’s Canvas show.

MCA ARTBAR wins 2012 SMAC Award for Best Arts Event

Thank you everyone!

The Hub of Democracy

Be part of the HUB OF DEMOCRACY in Westfield, Hurstville, until 26 January. Lara Thoms talks to C3West Curator Anne Loxley about the project.

Launching the free MCA ePublication app for iPad

The MCA has released a free iPad app to coincide with the opening of the Anish Kapoor exhibition.

The MCA wins two IMAGinE Awards

The awards went to MCA Director Elizabeth Ann Macgregor OBE and the Bella Room.

Within Walking Distance Launch

Artist Garry Trinh talks about his new project for C3West, recently launched in Western Sydney Parklands.

Focus on Primavera 2012 artist Justine Varga

The artist dicussed her works in the show.

Focus on Primavera 2012 artist Benjamin Forster

The artist dicussed his works in the show.

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.

Claire Healy & Sean Cordeiro's Stasis

An introduction to the new commission on the MCA front lawn

Ken Whisson's Full Bodied Baby

Ken Whisson interprets a passage from The Palm-Wine Drinkard

Last stop for Almanac: The Gift of Ann Lewis AO

MCA Touring Exhibitions and Projects Manager Karen Hall discusses Almanac: The Gift of Ann Lewis AO currently on show at its final venue, Newcastle Art Gallery.

Par Avion arriving at the MCA

MCA Curatorial Assistant Kelly McDonald discusses Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro’s Par Avion featured in their upcoming MCA exhibition.

The Mending Project update

MCA Curatorial Assistant Kelly McDonald gives the latest on Lee Mingwei’s The Mending Project

In memory of Adam Cullen

MCA painting hung in memory of Adam Cullen

Sydney International Art Series 2012-13 tickets are now on sale

Tickets to Sydney International Art Series Exhibitions Anish Kapoor and Francis Bacon are on sale now.

The MCA Restaurant opens

The MCA Restaurant opens on Wednesday 18 July 2012

Australia Award for Urban Design goes to C3West project by Campement Urbain

For The Future of Penrith/Penrith of the Future

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.

Dachshunds for World Peace

Bennett Miller discusses Dachshund U.N., part of Local Positioning Systems curated by Performance Space.

The grass goes down in front of the MCA

Just in time for Vivid, the grass is going down in front of the MCA.

We’ve created a quick timelapse of Monday’s action.

Remembering Ms Yunupingu

Remembering through art

Jason Maling on Physician

Jason Maling discusses his Physician performance, part of Local Positioning Systems curated by Performance Space.

Julie-Anne Long on Val, The Invisible

Julie-Anne Long talks about her recent Val, The Invisible performance ahead of this Thursday’s This is not a Lecture Theatre talk at the MCA.

generationext is back

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

Hot dogs and sausage dogs

Join Performance Space at Carriageworks tomorrow, Saturday 14 April 2012, for a Dachshund BBQ and information session.

The MCA joins Google Art Project

MCA visitors can now explore MCA Collection artworks on Google Art Project.

The MCA remembers

The MCA unveils Brook Andrew’s Warrang, the permanent commission on Circular Quay side.

Why the face?

A little background on the badge worn by MCA Chairman Simon Mordant on the cover of The Sun-Herald.

MCA Official Opening on 28 March 2012

The MCA officially reopens on Wednesday 28 March 2012.

Live Stream of the Official MCA Opening

Unveiled. The official Museum of Contemporary Art Australia opening will be streamed live from midday Wednesday 28 March 2012.

An interview with Katie Paterson

Scottish artist Katie Paterson talks about her works in Marking Time.

Walker & Bromwich discuss Celestial Radio

UK-based collaborative Walker & Bromwich discuss Celestial Radio.

Hany Armanious sculpture arrives

Curator Anna Davis describes the 1:30 am arrival of Hany Armanious’ commissioned sculpture on the Sculpture Terrace.

Rachel Kent talks about The Clock

Senior Curator Rachel Kent shares her experiences of Christian Marclay’s 24-hour video, which will be at the MCA from 29 March – 3 June.