– 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

Special Event

ARTBAR March 2017

31 Mar, 7.00pm, MCA


Art + Film: Curated by Erin Coates

01 Apr, 2.00pm, Level 2: Veolia Lecture Theatre


Educators conference: 6-7 April

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

– News from inside the MCA

Diary of an MCA Trainee

Fiona learns that contemporary art doesn’t have to be a puzzle you can’t solve. more

Art Escapades

Artist Educator Nicole Barakat talks about our new Art Escapades program for 3-5 year olds. more

Support Australian Design this International Women's Day

To celebrate International Women’s Day we’re shining the spotlight on a selection of talented independent, Australia women artists and designers currently stocked at MCA Store 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.

Category: Art Encounters

What's it like to view art in the nude?

by Gill Nicol, Nov. 21, 2016
in Art Encounters

Gill Nicol, Director, Audience Engagement, reveals her experience of stripping down and gaining a new perspective of the MCA Collection by viewing it entirely in the nude.

Collection Artist Spotlight: Kevin Gilbert

by Claire Hastwell, Sept. 6, 2016
in Art Encounters

Artist, playwright, activist. Get to know MCA Collection artist Kevin Gilbert

Dear Giselle

by MCA Team, July 21, 2016
in Art Encounters

New Romance artist Giselle Stanborough answers your questions about the modern dating world.

What we've been reading: June

by MCA Team, July 1, 2016
in Art Encounters

In the spirit of our current exhibition, Telling Tales, MCA Staffers share what they’ve been reading over the past month.

Emma Mulholland reviews Grayson

by Cameron Scott, Feb. 17, 2016
in Art Encounters

A fashionable look at My Pretty Little Art Career

Turn the page to understanding art

by Bridie Connell, Feb. 17, 2016
in Art Encounters

Bridie from MCA Store shares five bestselling art books to add to your library.

My Pretty Little Sydney: A guide inspired by Grayson Perry

by Cameron Scott, Feb. 2, 2016
in Art Encounters

Much like Grayson’s work, Sydney is full of interesting enclaves if you are willing to take a closer look. We teamed up with The Thousands to create a Grayson Perry-inspired guide to Sydney!

Farewell Simryn Gill with MCA Young Guides

by Soo-Min Shim, Nov. 12, 2015
in Art Encounters

Listen to an extract of MCA Young Guides tour of Volume One: MCA Collection, as we farewell Simryn Gill’s Carbon Copy (assimilate).

What we've been reading: October

by MCA Team, Nov. 5, 2015
in Art Encounters

MCA staff share books, articles or journals that have inspired them over the past month.

If these walls could talk | #AleksDanko

by Claire Hastwell, Aug. 6, 2015
in Art Encounters

Ha-ha-ha-ha. Learn the meaning behind artist Aleks Danko’s Laughing Wall....

What we've been reading: June

by MCA Team, June 25, 2015
in Art Encounters

MCA’s curatorial & digital team share links to articles and websites that have inspired them during June.

Rhianna Walcott: MCA Young Ambassador

by Ciara Timlin, March 31, 2015
in Art Encounters

Young Ambassador Rhianna Walcott shares some of her highlights of the YA program and insights on supporting contemporary art in Australia.

Art Encounters: 8 Sep 2014

Sept. 8, 2014
in Art Encounters

Visitor: Katie Hale, Oakland, CA, USA