– Highlights


Pipilotti Rist: Sip my Ocean

01 Nov - 18 Feb


Jon Campbell: MCA Collection

04 Dec - 25 Feb


Word: MCA Collection

04 Dec - 18 Feb

– Learning Events


Contemporary Kids School Holiday Program

23 Jan, 10.30am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning


Pipilotti Rist: Sip my Ocean [Unplugged]

23 Jan, 6.00pm, Level 3: Galleries


Spoken Word Series

03 Feb, 1.00am, Throughout the MCA

– News from inside the MCA

The Importance of Laughter

We sat down with laughter connoisseur Shari Coventry from Sydney Laughter to discover the truth about laughter and why we need it ahead of this month’s Laughter Sessions. more

Coming up in 2018…

Next year is one of the most exciting and diverse seasons yet. Find out what’s on. more

Six Films that Changed My Life (for better or worse): Antenna's Rich Welch

To pave the way for the soon-to-come cinema binge at Antenna Film Festival,Co-Director Rich Welch shared a few of his life changing films. more

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The Program promotes Australian art globally, helping Australian artists reach new audiences.

Blog – #ConversationStarters: What are you afraid of for the future?

Posted on July 26, 2017 by MCA Team in Events.

As the lights turned on for Vivid Sydney outside, the MCA turned on a conversation inside. We launched Conversation Starters to promote open conversation with questions that define our global situation. Some of these questions were challenging, difficult and even uncomfortable. We were humbled to read through the thoughtful, anonymous answers shared by our open-minded and brave visitors.

One of these questions was, “What are you afraid of for the future?” This question prompted our visitors to reflect both on their personal lives and the broader global situation that we live in, and look to the future in relation to their fears. Fear can be tough to talk about and the future can be scary, but our visitors answered this question with honesty, reflection and sometimes even humour. Here are a few of their answers.

Conversation Starters was inspired by the work of artist Kader Attia, whose solo exhibition is in its last days and can be viewed at the MCA before Sunday 30 July. Attia’s art explores themes such as colonialism, power and fear.

This question prompted our visitors to reflect both on their personal lives and the broader global situation that we live in...