– Highlights


Primavera 2016

29 Sep - 04 Dec


Louise Hearman

29 Sep - 04 Dec

Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Aug

– Learning Events


Why Painting?

22 Oct, 12.30pm, Level 2: Veolia Lecture Theatre

Special Event

Learn and Grow

27 Oct, 2.00pm, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

Special Event

ARTBAR October 2016

28 Oct, 7.00pm, MCA

– News from inside the MCA

Fairfield Eating Excursion

Women of Fairfield co-curator and PYT Artistic Director, Karen Therese takes us on a food safari through Fairfield, Sydney. more

Please Touch: Tactile Tours for Families

Artist Educator, Brook Morgan gives us a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the development of this new program for families. more

Interview with September film curator Adrian Martin

James Vaughan speaks to Australian arts critic and audiovisual artist Adrian Martin about the month of contemporary Portuguese cinema he has guest curated for the MCA more

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Susan Norrie

Born 1953, Sydney, New South Wales. Lives and works Sydney.

Susan Norrie’s practice encompasses photography, painting, filmmaking and multimedia installations. Norrie originally trained as a painter at the National Art School, Sydney and the National Gallery School, Melbourne in the 1970s, shifting towards film and installation in the mid-1990s. Norrie’s videos are predominantly metaphoric, combining art, documentary and film.

Norrie represented Australia at the 52nd Venice Biennale in 2007. In the last 20 years she has developed a practice that sees and uses art as a tool for political commentary. The Asia-Pacific has been her focus, incorporating the environmental and humanitarian disasters that have impacted on the region.
Norrie’s selected solo exhibitions include Notes for Transit, Galleria Giorgio Persano, Turin (2011); Notes from Havoc, Galleria Giorgio Persano, Turin (2009); Enola and Shot, Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh (2009); HAVOC, Venice Biennale, Palazzo Giustinian Lolin, Venice (2007); Black Wind, Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Adelaide Festival (2006); Undertow, Gus Fisher Gallery, University of Auckland, New Zealand (2004); and Thermostat, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland (2001).
Selected group exhibitions include the Montreal Biennale, Montreal (2015); Biennale of Sydney (2014); Ja Natuurlijk – how art saves the world, Gemeentsemuseum, Den Haag (2013); Porta Nigra, Hidde van Seggelen Gallery, London (2012); Yokohama Triennale, Tokyo (2011); In the Balance: Art for a Changing World, MCA, Sydney (2010); Rising Tide: Film and Video Works from the MCA Collection, MCA, Sydney (2009); Figuring Landscapes, Tate Modern, London (2008); ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe (2008); MARCO, Museo de Arte Contemporanea de Vigo, Spain (2007); HAVOC, Artes Mundi Prize, Cardiff, Wales (2007); On Reason and Emotion, 14th Biennale of Sydney (2004); Future Cinema, ICC Intercommunication Center, Tokyo (2003); and Fieldwork, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (2002).

Norrie’s work is held nationally in major state and regional collections and a number of international collections.

Works by Susan Norrie

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