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Tatsuo Miyajima

03 Nov - 05 Mar

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01 Sep - 31 Aug


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19 Dec - 19 Mar

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27 Jan, 4.00pm, Ground Floor: Outdoor Terrace


Understanding Mindfulness Workshop

28 Jan, 12.30pm, Level 2: Seminar Room


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01 Feb, 6.30pm, Level 2: Veolia Lecture Theatre

– News from inside the MCA

Sponsoring art: Citi connects Miyajima with Sydney

Citi’s Itay Tuchman tells us why he is a proud sponsor of artist Tatsuo Miyajima and MCA. more

Simon Yates: Brain Scapes

Primavera at 25: MCA Collection curator Megan Robson gives an insight into Simon Yates exhibiting artwork Brain Scapes (2006/2016). more

Family wall labels are here

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Tatsuo Miyajima Exhibition

A word from artist Tatsuo Miyajima

At MCA Australia 3 November 2016 – 5 March 2017.
Part of the Sydney International Art Series.
Tatsuo Miyajima (born 1957, Ibaraki) is one of Japan’s most renowned contemporary artists, known for his sculptures and room-scale installations incorporating light and numbers.
Connect With Everything is Miyajima’s first exhibition in the Southern Hemisphere. It encompasses his sculptural works, rooms and environments, and performance videos.
Time and its passage are explored through the works and represented visually by multiple, small digital counting devices. Miyajima developed his first customised digital counters in the late 1980s, using light emitting diodes or LEDs. These ‘counter gadgets’ remain central to his art today, their red and green palette expanding in the mid-1990s to include blue, then white, as LED technology developed in and beyond Japan.

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Tatsuo Miyajima: Connect with Everything

primavera at 25

Abdul Abdullah interviewed in studio for Primavera 2015

Abdul Abdullah talks identity, religion and belonging in this interview for Primavera 2015. Curator Nicole Foreshew filmed this interview during a research trip to Abdullah's studio. Find out more about Abdullah and his practice in the full Primavera 2015 resource: http://view.ceros.com/mca/primavera-2015-web-version/ Video captured by Nicole Foreshew.

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Pedro Wonaeamirri on his practice and works

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Dismantling the well in Titjikala

Collection Artist Interviews

Louise Hearman - Conversations with the MCA

After watching this short film, you too will want a dog. An intimate insight into how artist Louise Hearman thinks about animals, nature, the quality of light and how colour behaves within a painting: ‘magenta – it’s a frightening colour and it goes everywhere..’
Artists and students will welcome her advice formed after years of painting: – ‘if it’s not good enough – wipe it!’

Louise Hearman exhibition at the MCA

Louise Hearman in the MCA Collection

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Stuart Ringholt on his practice and 'Untit...

New Romance: Rebecca Baumann 'Manoevres' 2...

Peter Kennedy on his 'Neon Light Installat...


Food Fight: The Battle for Food Security

Food Fight: The Battle for Food Security was a live art event that raised awareness and stimulated conversations about the hidden issue of food security and access to affordable and nutritious food for everyone. On Saturday 30 April 2016, in Liverpool’s Bigge Park, Food Heroes demonstrated cooking skills, costumed Food Warriors passionately spruiked their causes, young Food Security Guards provoked challenging exchanges with the audience, and an explosive food fight finale. The project was led by artists Branch Nebula (Lee Wilson and Mirabelle Wouters) and Diego Bonetto, and co-commissioned by C3West on behalf of Museum of Contemporary Art Australia and Liverpool City Council.

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VIDEOS: Telling Tales: Excursions in Narrative Form

Lee Mingwei - Sonic Blossom

Taiwanese American artist Lee Mingwei presents a ‘living sculpture’ in the gallery, four afternoons a week, for the exhibition’s duration. It involves a classically trained singer who approaches visitors to offer the gift of a song. This singular gallery experience is more intimate for the singer and audience member. It can in fact be a gift for both.

Learn more at: Lee Mingwei in the exhibition Telling Tales

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Emily Floyd - It’s because I talk too much...

SAFDAR AHMED & Refugee Art Project

Jitish Kallat - Covering Letter - 2012


Frances Morris, director of Tate Modern - Keynote at MCA

In this talk titled “Expanding Horizons: rethinking the past through the lens of the present”, Morris shared insights on the Tate Modern’s new building extension and her vision for redefining the museum for the 21st century. Frances Morris has played a key role in the development of Tate, joining as a curator in 1987, becoming Head of Displays at Tate Modern (2000–2006) and then Director of Collection, International Art until April 2016 when she was appointed to her current role. She has con...

EXCHANGE SERIES with Anne Loxley, Senior C...

Tracey Emin Artist Talk at MCA

Exchange Series: Aleks Danko and Glenn Bar...

Richard Long - Ann Lewis AO Memorial Addre...

Being Tiwi

Being Tiwi artist Bede Tungutalum on his practice

During a site visit to Tiwi Islands in February 2015, MCA spoke to artist Bede Tungatalum who explained the intricacies of his printmaking practice.

Being Tiwi artist Bede Tungatalum tells th...

Being Tiwi artist Bede Tungutalum on the p...

Being Tiwi artist Pedro Wonaeamirri on his...

Pedro Wonaeamirri on his practice and works

new romance

New Romance: Hayden Fowler 'Dark Ecology' 2015/16 (extended interview)

Hayden Fowler’s Dark Ecology invites us to consider how our relationship with the natural world is changing, through an increased ability to alter our environment and through the threat of ecological catastrophe.
See more: Hayden Fowler – Dark Ecology 2015/2016

New Romance: Ian Burns 'Circle' 2016 and '...

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New Romance: Rebecca Baumann 'Manoevres' 2...

New Romance: Giselle Stanborough 'Lozein: ...

Behind The Scenes

Tomorrow we turn on 2,500 LEDs for Tatsuo Miyajima's room-scale 'Mega Death' 1999/2016

Tomorrow we turn on 2,500 LEDs for Tatsuo Miyajima’s room-scale 'Mega Death’ 1999/2016

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