– Highlights


Primavera 2016

29 Sep - 04 Dec


Louise Hearman

29 Sep - 04 Dec

Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Aug

– Learning Events

Special Event

Learn and Grow

27 Oct, 2.00pm, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

Special Event

ARTBAR October 2016

28 Oct, 7.00pm, MCA

25 Birthday Weekend

Artist Talk

11 Nov, 1.30pm, Level 2: Veolia Lecture Theatre

– News from inside the MCA

Fairfield Eating Excursion

Women of Fairfield co-curator and PYT Artistic Director, Karen Therese takes us on a food safari through Fairfield, Sydney. more

Please Touch: Tactile Tours for Families

Artist Educator, Brook Morgan gives us a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the development of this new program for families. more

Interview with September film curator Adrian Martin

James Vaughan speaks to Australian arts critic and audiovisual artist Adrian Martin about the month of contemporary Portuguese cinema he has guest curated for the MCA 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.

Trusts & Foundations

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia welcomes donations from trusts and foundations, including family foundations and Private Ancillary Funds.

Support from foundations allows the MCA to undertake projects that extend the scope of its work, increasing access to the Museum and bringing contemporary art to wider audiences. Projects include learning programs that facilitate lifelong learning for all, especially those with disabilities or disadvantage, and touring and research projects.

Some foundations choose to direct their donation to a specific project at the MCA. Examples include generationext a highly successful free youth initiative for teenagers supported by The Balnaves Foundation, and Good Vibrations, the development and regional tour of a multisensory transportable art access project for people with specific needs, which received support from Perpetual trusts and foundations.

Another option for foundations is to become supporters of MCA exhibitions and publications. Major exhibition supporters have included the Turnbull Foundation.

Family foundations may also become involved in the Museum through the Ambassador Program, the MCA’s annual giving program. Ambassadors receive invitations to an exciting program of previews and special events and there are a range of levels of support. All donations are tax deductible.

Learn more about the MCA Ambassador program.


generationext supported by The Balnaves Foundation

Image: Genext 2015, 10th Anniversary, featuring Brook Andrew, Loop. A Model of how the world operates 2008, Wall painting, animated neon, electrical components, Installation view, MCA Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, 2015, Museum of, Contemporary Art, purchased with funds provided by the Coe and Mordant families, 2008,, Image courtesy and © the artist Photograph: Ken Leanfore

The MCA is currently supported by the following foundations:

The Balnaves Foundation
Campbell Edwards Trust
Crown Resorts Foundation
Gordon Darling Foundation
The Ian Potter Foundation
The Keir Foundation
Nelson Meers Foundation
Packer Family Foundation
The Estate Late James Simpson Love, managed by Perpetual
Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation


If you would like to discuss how trusts and foundations can be involved in the MCA, please contact:

Lisa Hamilton, Philanthropy Manager
T 02 9245 2413
E lisa.hamilton@mca.com.au