– Highlights


Primavera 2016

29 Sep - 04 Dec


Louise Hearman

29 Sep - 04 Dec

Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Aug

– Learning Events

Special Event

Learn and Grow

27 Oct, 2.00pm, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

Special Event

ARTBAR October 2016

28 Oct, 7.00pm, MCA

25 Birthday Weekend

Artist Talk

11 Nov, 1.30pm, Level 2: Veolia Lecture Theatre

– News from inside the MCA

Fairfield Eating Excursion

Women of Fairfield co-curator and PYT Artistic Director, Karen Therese takes us on a food safari through Fairfield, Sydney. more

Please Touch: Tactile Tours for Families

Artist Educator, Brook Morgan gives us a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the development of this new program for families. more

Interview with September film curator Adrian Martin

James Vaughan speaks to Australian arts critic and audiovisual artist Adrian Martin about the month of contemporary Portuguese cinema he has guest curated for the MCA more

– Spotlights from the collection online

MCA Collection

Works from the MCA Collection

Collection Artist Interviews

Watch our latest interviews in the MCA Video Portal

Joint acquisitions by MCA and Tate

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

Blog – 2 Millionth Visitor

Posted on May 6, 2014

Today we celebrated our 2 millionth visitor since we reopened in 2012. To celebrate this event, the artist Liam Benson created a performance entitled ‘Me & You’ for the occasion. It involved tonnes of gold glitter, Liam in extraordinary gold regalia and a very lucky two visitors who came in at just the right moment. Because our artists and audiences are why we exist – here are some of the MCA’s major achievements and quirky facts that you may or may not already know about us;

Since re-opening:

• 1.6 million people have visited the MCA online

• Kids & Families audiences have increased 15-fold

• The MCA has had over a 1,000 events, 100 Weddings, and a couple of surprise proposals (they said yes)

• The MCA Hosts cloak hundreds of items so that visitors can wander the Museum at ease, this has included a unicycle, half a pizza, a visitors own shoes, an artwork supposedly done by Michelangelo, and a visitor once attempted to cloak their guide dog during an event. Unfortunately we were unable to take it.

• The MCA Store has sold 1,577 I heart MCA badges and 317 Bum Magic books by the author Claudia Rowe

• Over our 13 C3West projects in Western Sydney, the MCA has been indoctrinated into the culture of cars with 5 shining sexspecs cars, 10 cars dredged from the St George River, two bogged tow trucks and a broken crane

• Approximately 2,400 free guided tours have occurred equating to 50,000 people learning a little more about contemporary art

• Our National Creative Learning Centre has used 3,000 balls of coloured string used throughout our popular kids programs from Art Safari to our Artplay

• The MCA has had approximately 398 living artists exhibited at MCA (including building commissions & C3West)

• Our touring exhibitions have travelled approximately 24, 827km, providing those visiting galleries such as the Ipswich or Bendigo Art Galleries some of the unique offerings Sydneysiders get as a matter of course

• The MCA Cafe has made 16,400 coffees. Adding tea and hot chocolate you’re looking at 25,0000 hot beverages with the best view of Sydney Harbour

• Kids and parents have made 9,354 colourful, collaborative and wacky artworks on Sunday Family Fun Days

• MCA’s Genext on-the-night feedback’s most common answer to the question ‘What would you like to see happen at the next Genext?’ is: ‘Katie Perry’. Genext is MCA’s award-winning program offering Sydney teenagers the chance to meet, explore and create with established artists and like-minded young people. There have been 11 of these since reopening.

Keep coming back and you might be our 3millionth visitor!