– 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

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.


NAIDOC Week 4 - 9 July 2016

– Where

Songlines: The Living Narrative of our nation

Visit the MCA during National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week and experience a range of free public programs.

This year’s theme Songlines: The living narrative of our nation will provide opportunities for both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal audiences to celebrate the culture, heritage and achievements of what makes Australia unique.

More on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Programs


4 – 8 July: Lunch Time Screenings
Celebrate NAIDOC Week with lunchtime screenings by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander film makers. Laugh, cry, be amazed and enlightened with a broad selection of films accessible to families and audiences of all ages.

Mon 4 July, 12.30pm : Songline Series: Footprints & Bulunu Mikarri
Tues 5 July, 12.30pm : Star Stories of the Dreaming
Wed 6 July, 12.30pm : Songline Series: Naji & Wurray
Thurs 7 July, 12.30pm : Buckskin
Fri 8 July, 12.30pm : Spear

4 – 8 July: Spotlight talks
Hear one of the MCA’s knowledgeable and passionate staff talk about an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artwork that inspires them in a short 5–10 minute session

Mon 4 July, 2.30pm: Stephanie Ferrara, Archives & Records Management
Tues 5 July, 2.30pm: Aileen Robalino, ARTBAR Coordinator
Wed 6 July, 2.30pm: Kelly McDonald, Assistant Curator
Thurs 7 July, 2.30pm: Pip Hall, Assistant, Audience Engagement
Fri 8 July, 2.30pm: Cara McLeod, Student & Teacher Engagement Manager

7 July: Panel Discussion
Hear from an impressive panel of guest speakers as they highlight the important living history of songlines and recognise the achievements of Aboriginal trailblazers.

9 July: In Conversation: Telling stories through ceremony and Art
Hear from three respected contemporary artists from Warmun, Western Australia – Mabel Juli, Shirley Purdie and Phyllis Thomas in conversation with artist and Gallery Coordinator of the Warmun Art Centre, Nicole Foreshew and MCA curator Rachel Kent– as they discuss their work in Telling Tales: Excursions in Narrative Form and the importance of ceremony.