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05 Mar, 3.00pm, Ground Floor: Outdoor Terrace


Contemporary Art Studio

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


Educators conference: 6-7 April

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

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Ode to typography: Interview with Will Lynes

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5 tips for applying for the MCA Zine Fair

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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

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Blog – MCA’s Georgia Close wins Marsh Award for Excellence in Gallery Education

Posted on Nov. 20, 2015 by MCA Team in Creative Learning. View Comments

Back in March of this year, the National Centre for Creative Learning celebrated three years of world-class creative learning. Today, more than 85,000 school students and teachers from 2,000 schools across NSW and Australia have now experienced an onsite, offsite or online experience of contemporary art.

A driving force behind this achievement is Georgia Close, MCA Manager, Student & Teacher Engagement, who has now gone on to become the first Australian to be awarded a Marsh Award for Excellence in Gallery Education, announced at the 2015 engage International Conference in Glasgow, Scotland. Launched in 2011 by the Marsh Christian Trust and engage, the support and advocacy association for gallery education, with members in the UK and worldwide, the annual Marsh Awards celebrate the achievements of those working in gallery or visual arts education.

Georgia has a passion and commitment to engaging young people and their teachers in meaningful, innovative learning experiences with contemporary art all with the help of talented Artist Educators who provide dynamic programs to encourage risk-taking, experimentation, and new ways of thinking.

As part of the award, Georgia Close will receive £500 to spend on her continued professional development, which she intends to use to further her leadership of creative learning programs for student and teacher audiences at the MCA.

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Georgia Close, MCA Manager, Student & Teacher Engagement

Image: Georgia Close, MCA Manager, Student & Teacher Engagement, in the MCA 2015 Bella Jackson Room Commission: David Capra, Teena’s Bathtime, 2015, photograph: Anna Kucera

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