– Highlights

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Exhibition

Tatsuo Miyajima

03 Nov - 05 Mar

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Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Aug

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Exhibition

Primavera at 25: MCA Collection

19 Dec - 19 Mar

– Learning Events

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Workshop

Understanding Mindfulness Workshop

25 Feb, 12.30pm, Level 2: Seminar Room

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Pop-Up Bar

Sakura Sundays

26 Feb, 3.00pm, Ground Floor: Outdoor Terrace

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Workshop

Contemporary Art Studio

09 Mar, 10.30am, 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

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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 – 2016 student & teacher programs at the MCA – our picks!

Posted on Dec. 2, 2015 by Georgia Close in Creative Learning. View Comments

Can’t decide which MCA exhibition you should bring your students to next year? Feeling overwhelmed by the different learning experiences on offer? Here are some of our top picks to help you navigate our 2016 learning programs and exhibitions!

Explore the diversity of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art practice through programs Ngamili, Gimabili (To see, to make ) and Winangali (To hear, to know). Developed with advice from Aboriginal education professionals, these programs are informed by cultural learning approaches and emphasise the voices of Aboriginal artists. Book these programs with a focus on the MCA Collection and explore works by artists including Daniel Boyd, Vernon Ah Kee, Ms Yunipingu, Gordon Bennett and Emily Kame Kngwarreye.

Spend a day in the studio with a guest artist from an MCA exhibition in the Contemporary Art Studio program. Be inspired by sausage dogs with David Capra, tell stories through shadow puppets with Jumaadi, or take to the stage with Hayden Fowler and Justin Shoulder and explore different approaches to performance. For primary and secondary classes.

Make a rubbish robot in an Electronic Art Workshop for primary and secondary students, responding to the work of Korean artist Wonbin Yang, featured in the exhibition New Romance: Art and the Posthuman. New Romance encourages us to question what it means to be human today and what it might mean in the future. Drawing inspiration from science fiction, biology, psychology, robotics, consumer technologies and social media, New Romance artists ask us to reimagine our place in the world as one intelligent life-form among many.

Inspire creative writing through contemporary art in Art Write Now, one of our favourites! Art Write Now encourages primary and secondary students to embark on a creative journey in response to MCA artworks. Packed with juicy language based strategies and creative writing challenges, Art Write Now promises new ways of looking, thinking and creating through contemporary art. Art Write Now will be a great program for engaging with exhibitions Telling Tales: Excursions in Narrative Form, where artists including Patricia Piccinini, Jumaadi and Lee Mingwei explore unconventional approaches to telling stories.

Keen for a digital experience? Connect with us for a unique Digital Excursion exploring contemporary art through creative learning strategies delivered in the digital realm. Secondary students can participate in an artwork by Agatha Gothe-Snape, created especially for digital excursions, while primary students investigate links between colour and emotion in an action-packed program beamed straight to your classroom.

Teachers – we have your professional learning covered! Check-out our range of programs exploring contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art practice, strategies for engaging students with disability through the creative arts, Creative Connections for primary teachers and more. Kick-off the year with our first Educator Exclusive evening in March, featuring guests from the 20th Biennale of Sydney.

And if this is all too much, why not simply open a creative learning mystery box on an Artist-Run Adventure with a practicing artist from the MCA’s Artist Educator team!

For more information, head to mca.com.au/learn, contact the MCA Learning at learning@mca.com.au or on 9245 2400.

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Group of students in gallery stretching a length of string together.

Students from Marrickville Intensive English School at Creative Guide to Contemporary Art workshop, 2015, photo; James Brown

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Georgia Close
– School and Teacher Engagement Manager

Georgia manages the Student & Teacher Engagement program for the MCA, working closely with a wonderful team of Artist Educators to develop rich creative learning experiences for school audiences.

Prior to joining the MCA, Georgia coordinated school and family education programs for a range of organisations, including regional museums, Cockatoo Island and Campbelltown Arts Centre.

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