– Highlights

Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Dec


The National 2017

30 Mar - 18 Jun


Kader Attia

12 Apr - 30 Jul

– Learning Events


Weaving Workshop/ Booked out

03 Jun, 10.30am, Level 2: Seminar Room



03 Jun, 6.00pm, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning



04 Jun, 9.00am, Level 4: Sculpture Terrace

– News from inside the MCA

Handfed: no cutlery required

Why do some cultures prefer to eat with their bare hands while others use knives, forks or chopsticks? more

Farewell Linda Marrinon Artist Room

We bid a fond farewell to Linda Marrinon’s Artist Room more

Zines, zines, zines

'It can be what you want it to be’. Stallholders at the 2017 MCA Zine Fair say it how it is. 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 – Hello 2016

Posted on Feb. 5, 2016 by Athena Cabot in Creative Learning. View Comments

Welcome back to school and another exciting year in creative learning! With the first term under way, we look forward to sharing our exciting program of MCA exhibitions and creative learning experiences in the coming months and throughout 2016.

Over the school holidays, hundreds of kids and their families participated in our Contemporary Kids program, Tiwi Tales, responding to the Being Tiwi exhibition through performance, imagination, and hands-on creation. If you are planning a visit to the MCA in the near future, be sure to check out this magnificent show full of prints and paintings by artists from the Tiwi Islands and have a colourful encounter with Mikala Dwyer’s large-scale, immersive works from the MCA Collection on Level 1.

Grayson Perry: My Pretty Little Art Career is on until May, an opportunity for school groups to engage in a contemporary conversation with pottery and tapestry.
Have a closer look at the upcoming program and exhibition highlights in our top picks for 2016 blog post.

Wishing everyone a brilliant year and we hope to see you soon.

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Athena Cabot
– Artist Educator

Based in Sydney, Athena has been working with the MCA Creative Learning team in various capacities since March 2012. Originally from a literary background, Athena is a published essayist and creative writing enthusiast who also dabbles in watercolour painting and pen and ink pointillism.

As an MCA Educator, Athena delivers a range of visual arts programs for school groups and kids and families, and is actively involved in the Bella program for people with specific needs and in the development of the Art Write Now program, engaging students with contemporary art through creative writing.

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