– Highlights

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MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Dec

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Exhibition

The National 2017

30 Mar - 18 Jun

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Exhibition

Kader Attia

12 Apr - 30 Jul

– Learning Events

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Tour

Art Baby

04 May, 10.30am, MCA

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Event

WORKSHOP FOR PRIMARY TEACHERS

12 May, 9.00am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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Event

MCA Zine Fair 2017

21 May, 10.30am, MCA

– News from inside the MCA

Young Art Lovers' Book List

To celebrate World Book Day (Sunday 23 April) the MCA Store and MCA Learning crew have teamed up to put together a selection of fun, inspiring and engaging titles sure to spark the imaginations of budding artists and creative thinkers. more

From the archives: Curious catalogue

Never judge a book by its cover? In this issue of our monthly archive series, MCA Archives and Records Management Coordinator, Stephanie, leafs through some unusual pages more

Girl On Film: Erin Coates

The National 2017: New Australian Art artist Erin Coates gets in the driving seat for our April film experience more

– Spotlights from the collection online

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MCA Collection

Works from the MCA Collection

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Collection Artist Interviews

Watch our latest interviews in the MCA Video Portal

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Joint acquisitions by MCA and Tate

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

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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