– 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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Screening

Art + Film: Curated by Erin Coates

01 Apr, 2.00pm, Level 2: Veolia Lecture Theatre

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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

Diary of an MCA Trainee

Fiona learns that contemporary art doesn’t have to be a puzzle you can’t solve. more

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

– 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.

Amanda Palmer
– Kids & Families Coordinator

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Before coming to the MCA in 2011, Amanda could be found developing and delivering family programs at Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest. In her current role Amanda works with practicing artists to create engaging programs and resources that connect families with contemporary art, culture and ideas via fun creative learning strategies that encourage experimentation and collaboration. Amanda was born in Sydney where she has completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Masters of Teaching and Graduate Certificate in Arts Administration. Amanda is currently studying children’s literature.

Articles posted by Amanda Palmer

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Family wall labels are here

by Amanda Palmer, Dec. 13, 2016
in Creative Learning

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

Please Touch: Tactile Tours for Families

by Amanda Palmer, Sept. 26, 2016
in Creative Learning

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

Where do artists get their ideas from?

by Amanda Palmer, June 27, 2016

Artist Educators Stephanie & Athena are interviewed by kids about their art practice

Meeting Jumaadi: MCA Kids Committee

by Amanda Palmer, June 15, 2016
in Artist and curator Interviews

Siobhan learns from artist Jumaadi about his shadow puppet performance The Life and Death of a Shadow

MCA Kids Committee & Artist Educators In Conversation

by Amanda Palmer, March 23, 2016
in Creative Learning

MCA Kids Committee members Sasha, Alesandro, Riley, Siobhan, Kayla and Max interviewed some of the artists behind Junior Art School to learn more their practice.