– 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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Special Event

ARTBAR March 2017

31 Mar, 7.00pm, MCA

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Conference

Educators conference: 6-7 April

06 Apr, 6.00pm, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

– News from inside the MCA

Art Escapades

Artist Educator Nicole Barakat talks about our new Art Escapades program for 3-5 year olds. more

Support Australian Design this International Women's Day

To celebrate International Women’s Day we’re shining the spotlight on a selection of talented independent, Australia women artists and designers currently stocked at MCA Store more

From the archives: February

Looking forward, looking back. This new monthly series explores MCA archives, penned by our very own Archives and Records Management Coordinator, Stephanie Ferrara. 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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