– 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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Workshop

Understanding Mindfulness Workshop

25 Feb, 12.30pm, Level 2: Seminar Room

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Pop-Up Bar

Sakura Sundays

26 Feb, 3.00pm, Ground Floor: Outdoor Terrace

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Workshop

Contemporary Art Studio

09 Mar, 10.30am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

– News from inside the MCA

Ode to typography: Interview with Will Lynes

Signwriter Will Lynes used traditional signwriting techniques to free-hand paint the text ‘Everything Else’ on this 17-metre long wall painting. Will muses on the emotive quality of typography and how he works. more

5 tips for applying for the MCA Zine Fair

Want to show your zine-work at the 2017 MCA Zine Fair? Here we share our tips for applying more

Louise Zhang's horror infused ARTBAR

Navigating the space between attractive and repulsive, Chinese-Australian artist Louise Zhang kicks off the ARTBAR year in suitable style with a night entitled ‘New Year’s Rot’. 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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