– Highlights

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Mca Collection

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.

Caravan

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA)

Duration

15 Jan 1992 to 15 Mar 1992

Designers:

Neil Denari, Future Systems (Jan Kaplicky & Amanda Levete), Kei Iche Irie, Sam Marshall, Ian Moore, Peter Tonkin

Curator:

Craig Bremner

about the exhibition

CARAVAN was the MCA’s inaugural design exhibition, the first of a series of exhibitions that aimed to bring design under the umbrella of contemporary art. Four designers were commissioned to participate in the project, reflecting on design as a way to explore the manner in which we live and furthering the dialogue between industry and design to improve quality of life. Each designer worked closely with an Australian manufacturer to realise their concepts in the most economical and practical way possible. The caravan was chosen because of its evocative popular associations, linking economic and social, industrial and cultural attitudes to living.

The four prototype caravans were displayed on the MCA’s front lawn along with a fifth caravan that housed documentation of the extensive design processes involved in creating these deceptively complex and innovative mobile homes.