– Highlights

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Exhibition

Tatsuo Miyajima

03 Nov - 05 Mar

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Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Aug

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Exhibition

Primavera at 25: MCA Collection

19 Dec - 19 Mar

– Learning Events

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Pop-Up Bar

Cherry Blossom Bar

27 Jan, 4.00pm, Ground Floor: Outdoor Terrace

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Workshop

Understanding Mindfulness Workshop

28 Jan, 12.30pm, Level 2: Seminar Room

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Talk

Meet the Artists

01 Feb, 6.30pm, Level 2: Veolia Lecture Theatre

– News from inside the MCA

Sponsoring art: Citi connects Miyajima with Sydney

Citi’s Itay Tuchman tells us why he is a proud sponsor of artist Tatsuo Miyajima and MCA. more

Simon Yates: Brain Scapes

Primavera at 25: MCA Collection curator Megan Robson gives an insight into Simon Yates exhibiting artwork Brain Scapes (2006/2016). more

Family wall labels are here

Our Collection galleries now display family wall labels, created in consultation with young MCA visitors 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.

Sculpture Terrace Commission

Help us to raise funds for a major new commission by Sydney artist Caroline Rothwell

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) invites you to make a donation to its third Sculpture Terrace Commission, Composer, by Sydney artist Caroline Rothwell. With your support, this poetic and whimsical large-scale sculpture will be unveiled at the end of the year as part of the Museum’s 25th anniversary.

The MCA Sculpture Commission is an ongoing program of artworks commissioned for the Museum’s Loti Smorgan Sculpture Terrace on Level 4. The Museum works with artists to realise new, temporary artworks that respond to this unique site overlooking Sydney Harbour.

Composer is a 6-metre high, kinetic sculpture that explores current issues around energy consumption, sustainable sources of energy and global warming. Rothwell’s artistic practice interrogates political ideas in poetic, subtle, even humorous ways, which can generate dialogue and open up new perspectives.





Composer acts as a wind turbine where the wind flowing over the Loti Smorgan Sculpture Terrace is harnessed to create light. The sculpture is powered by a pinwheel – an up-scaled version of a child’s seaside toy, usually propelled by wind or their breath. Attached to the mast of the sculpture is a windswept female figure. This figure operates as a weather vane, moving around the mast with the ambient air flow.

Caroline Rothwell said: “This is such an exciting commission. I’m honoured to have the opportunity to make a work for the Museum of Contemporary Art on such an incredible site.”

This new commission follows previous MCA Sculpture Commissions by Hany Armanious (2012-2014) and Sangeeta Sandrasegar (2014-2016).

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