– 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


Art Baby

04 May, 10.30am, MCA



12 May, 9.00am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning


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

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.


Contemporary Kids School Holiday Program

Join us for a week-long art-making extravaganza inspired by exhibition, Primavera at 25: MCA Collection

Gather inspiration from the three big ideas explored in this show: transformation, time and history to create a collaborative installation which will continue to grow and GROW throughout the week. Experiment with materials, work with other families and exchange ideas with artists as we get creative in the studios.

Did you know that Contemporary Kids is even bigger than before? Our flagship school holiday program now runs for 6 days!

A Family Ticket is valid from Tuesday 17 – Sunday 22 January which provides you access to this drop-in program and participate in making a collaborative installation.

This program has been designed for children and their grown-ups to do together.

NEW Family Ticket
$15 per family / $10 MCA Members and Concession
Purchase your family ticket online or on the door
(Family ticket: 2 Adults and up to 3 Children ages 4 – 12yrs.
$2 per additional child. Babies up to 1 year old are FREE)

Tuesday 17 – Sunday 22 January 2017
10.30am – 4pm
Ages 4+

Vacation Care Groups
Vacation Care groups are very welcome to join the Contemporary Kids program. We ask that children are accompanied by supervising adults. Supervision ratio is 1 adult per 3 children.
$5 per child. Supervising adults FREE
To make a group booking please contact us on 02 9245 2484 or learning@mca.com.au

Image caption: Contemporary Kids participants getting creative in the studios, 2014. Photograph: MCA

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– When

Tues 17 - Sun 22 January 2017

– Admission

This event has finished.

Booking fees apply

Buy tickets here