– Highlights

highlight
Exhibition

Tatsuo Miyajima

03 Nov - 05 Mar

highlight
Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Dec

highlight
Exhibition

Primavera at 25: MCA Collection

19 Dec - 19 Mar

– Learning Events

highlight
Pop-Up Bar

Sakura Sundays

05 Mar, 3.00pm, Ground Floor: Outdoor Terrace

highlight
Workshop

Contemporary Art Studio

09 Mar, 10.30am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

highlight
Conference

Educators conference: 6-7 April

06 Apr, 6.00pm, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

– News from inside the MCA

Ode to typography: Interview with Will Lynes

Signwriter Will Lynes used traditional signwriting techniques to free-hand paint the text ‘Everything Else’ on this 17-metre long wall painting. Will muses on the emotive quality of typography and how he works. more

5 tips for applying for the MCA Zine Fair

Want to show your zine-work at the 2017 MCA Zine Fair? Here we share our tips for applying more

Louise Zhang's horror infused ARTBAR

Navigating the space between attractive and repulsive, Chinese-Australian artist Louise Zhang kicks off the ARTBAR year in suitable style with a night entitled ‘New Year’s Rot’. more

– Spotlights from the collection online

highlight
MCA Collection

Works from the MCA Collection

highlight
Collection Artist Interviews

Watch our latest interviews in the MCA Video Portal

highlight
Joint acquisitions by MCA and Tate

The Program promotes Australian art globally, helping Australian artists reach new audiences.

Blog – MCA ARTBAR wins 2012 SMAC Award for Best Arts Event

Posted on Jan. 18, 2013 in News.

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) is delighted to announce that MCA ARTBAR driven by AUDI was given the seal of approval by Sydney’s top creative movers and shakers last night, winning Best Arts Event category at the 2012 FBi Radio SMAC Awards held at Carriageworks.

MCA ARTBAR was introduced to the public in May 2012 and described as Sydney’s new monthly afterhours contemporary art social happening produced by the art world’s freshest, most exciting creative minds, to celebrate Art.

In only eight months it has carved out a reputation as the go-to event on the last Friday of every month. With guest curators bringing a unique vision to each event, no two ARTBARs are the same.

MCA ARTBAR Coordinator Kym Lenoble said: ‘It is exciting that we have been able to bring this project to life as part of the relaunch of the MCA. In 2012, there were over 80 artists, DJs, performers, VJs, and so many more involved in ARTBAR. It is great to be recognised by FBi Radio and Sydney with only seven events under our belt. There will be lots of new surprises and adventures in 2013.’

ABOUT THE SMAC AWARDS

SMAC stands for Sydney’s Music, Arts and Culture. Established in 2008, the SMAC Awards are the city’s annual awards, given to the artists, museums, venues, promoters, creators and culture makers who keep Sydney’s creative heart beating. They exist to award originality, creativity and innovation.

FULL LIST OF WINNERS

Best Visual Artist: Benja Harney
Best Arts Event: MCA ARTBAR
Best Collective (presented by Pedestrian): 107 Projects
Best Live Music Act: Hermitude
Best Major Festival (presented by The Brag): Vivid Live
Best Music Event: Outside In
Best On Screen: Kris Moyes for Way to War (Kirin J. Callinan)
Best On Stage: Zoe Coombs Marr for Gone Off
Best Song (presented by APRA): ‘Hyperparadise (Flume Remix)’ by Hermitude
Next Big Thing (presented by Jagermeister): Giselle
Record Of The Year (presented by La Casa): Flume, Flume
Remix The City (presented by Two Thousand): Sydney Food Trucks
Best Eats: Gelato Messina
SMAC Of The Year: Jess Scully

For more on FBi Radio and the SMAC Awards, visit their website

For more on MCA ARTBAR, visit the webpage

Posted by Kelly Stone