– Highlights

Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Dec


The National 2017

30 Mar - 18 Jun


Kader Attia

12 Apr - 30 Jul

– Learning Events

Special Event

ARTBAR March 2017

31 Mar, 7.00pm, MCA


Art + Film: Curated by Erin Coates

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


Educators conference: 6-7 April

06 Apr, 6.00pm, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

– News from inside the MCA

Girl On Film: Erin Coates

The National 2017: New Australian Art artist Erin Coates gets in the driving seat for our April film experience more

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

– 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.

MCA Videos

Behind The Scenes

Installation of 'Emotional Wall with Everything Else' (2012-2013)

If these walls could talk… what would they say? Agatha Gothe-Snape may have the answer. Watch the installation of 'Emotional Wall with Everything Else’ (2012-2013) in the exhibition Primavera at 25.

The artist collaborated with signwriter Will Lynes on the typography of this work.

Find out more about the artist and work in the MCA Collection online:

Installation of Simon Yates 'Brain Scapes'...

Installing Kerrie Poliness 'OMG' (2014) in...

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NELL @ the-national 2017

NELL on Mother of the Dry Tree
Ghost, snake and Rock and Roll!

Nell’s work for The National was supported by an Artspace Studio Residency

Stieg Persson @ the-national 2017

The National 2017 Teaser

The-National Education Conference

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

New Romance: Hayden Fowler 'Dark Ecology' ...

Stuart Ringholt on his practice and 'Untit...

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

Peter Kennedy on his 'Neon Light Installat...

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.

Emma White interviewed in 2013 on MCA Coll...

Pedro Wonaeamirri on his practice and works

See artist Heather Douglas creating Iritit...

Dismantling the well in Titjikala


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.

Bella Plus for adults with access requirem...

Bella for children and young people with a...

Bella Plus ONE on One

Bella Family Program


Meet the artists: Sally Smart and Sanné Mestrom

Ever wondered what exhibitions artists like to go to? How technology impacts art practice? Or what the least amazing part of being an artist is?

MCA Collection artists artists Sally Smart and Sanné Mestrom answer some of these questions in this illuminating conversation facilitated by Mark Hughes.

Frances Morris, director of Tate Modern - ...

Exchange Series: Justene Williams

David Batchelor: On Colour and Darkness

Jitish Kallat on his practice and works


Women of Fairfield

Fairfield’s streets came alive with Assyrian wedding dancers, while cars decorated by Khmer, Iraqi and Aboriginal women did laps blaring music. South and Central American performers sang and danced in a food court, disrupting a polychromatic sawdust carpet, as martial artists took over a carpark to an explosive soundtrack. Each artist worked with local women to explore the complexities of navigating public space and cultural identity in Fairfield. The project artists were Kate Blackmore, Hissy Fit & Maria Tran, Claudia and Zoe Scoglio. It was co-commissioned by C3West (MCA), (http://pyt.com.au) Powerhouse Youth Theatre , Fairfield, and (http://www.startts.org.au) STARTTS.

Food Fight: The Battle for Food Security

Food Fight: The Battle for Food Security -...

C3West: Blacktown Native Institution Arti...

C3West: Leanne Tobin at Blacktown Native I...

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

Lee Mingwei - The Letter Writing Project ...

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

SAFDAR AHMED & Refugee Art Project

Jitish Kallat - Covering Letter - 2012

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 '...

New Romance: Patricia Piccinini and Peter ...

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

New Romance: Giselle Stanborough 'Lozein: ...

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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Discover Tatsuo Miyajima Exhibition

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Tatsuo Miyajima: Connect with Everything