– 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.

Bella For People with Disability or Access Requirements

Art is for everyone

At the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, we believe that art is for everyone. We work to connect people with disability and access requirements of all ages with contemporary art; including students, teachers, children, young people, families, adults and their support networks. The MCA provides opportunities for everyone to see, experience, understand and create art through creative learning and access programs.

Our creative learning and access programs take place in the galleries and the National Centre for Creative Learning(NCCL)and are delivered by our team of Artist Educators, practicing artists who bring a wealth of creative skills and ideas to everything they do.

Central to the MCA’s commitment to access is Bella. Since beginning in 1993, Bella at the MCA has developed to include an annually commissioned artwork, The Jackson Bella Room, and a suite of programs and events that respond to the diversity of people accessing our Creative Learning programs. Bella welcomes all people with disability or access requirements, including but not limited to physical, sensory, neurological, intellectual and learning disability and mental health conditions.

Our ethos is that art is for everyone and all Bella and accessible programs are tailored by MCA Artist Educators so that —every program delivered is responsive to the access needs of the people participating.

A recent initiative – Bella Extension – offers an additional Bella Artist Educator to provide tailored support to people with disability or access requirements who wish to attend any event at the MCA with their friends,family or school group.

The MCA Bella Program was established in 1993 through the generosity of MCA patrons, Dr Edward Jackson AM and Mrs Cynthia Jackson AM, and the Jackson family, in memory of their late daughter and sister Belinda.

These places that are available now, whereas 30 years ago it wasn’t around, for disabilities and that, it’s really good to have activities like this to go to.

Dave, Bella Plus participant, 2015

Bella programs for children, young people and families

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Bella programs for students and teachers

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Bella Plus programs for adults

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Bella Extension

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Bella

Bella Plus Connect – our program for adults with access requirements - short version

This short video introduces you to Ben, one of our regular attendees in our monthly Bella Plus Connect program. Ben shares what it means to take part in this program and its joys and highlights.

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Bella Family Program

Bella Plus ONE on One