– Highlights


Primavera 2017

23 Aug - 19 Nov


Hilarie Mais

23 Aug - 19 Nov

Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Dec

– Learning Events


Art Safari

22 Sep, 1.00pm, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning



23 Sep, 2.00pm, Level 2: Veolia Lecture Theatre



24 Sep, 6.00pm, Throughout the MCA

– News from inside the MCA

Six Films that Changed My Life (for better or worse): Laura Hindmarsh

Primavera 2017 artist Laura Hindmarsh shares six films ahead of her specially curated edition of Art + Film on Saturday 16 September. more

The Many Guises of Jenny Watson

We’ll take you through some of Watson’s many alter egos that are currently housed in our Level 3 Galleries. more

Fresh picks for Father's Day

Discover the gifts that will help you spoil your dad this Father’s Day. 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.

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...