– 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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Blog – #ConversationStarters: What role has colonialism played in your personal life?

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

During Vivid Sydney celebrations in June, we launched Conversation Starters, an event seeking to start an honest conversation with questions that define our global situation. We asked our visitors to answer questions that were challenging and sometimes uncomfortable, and we were humbled to read their thoughtful and brave responses.

One of our Conversation Starters cards asked, “What role has colonialism played in your life?” This question encouraged our visitors to reflect on the society in which we live. We’re a multi-cultural society; we have diverse backgrounds and we’ve been affected by colonialism in different ways. Our question allowed our visitors to share their own experiences. Here are a few of their answers.

Conversation Starters was inspired by artist Kader Attia, whose work is in its final days at the MCA. Attia’s practice explores themes of power, fear and colonialism through powerful artworks. Come see the exhibition before it says goodbye on 30 July.

We’re a multi-cultural society; we have diverse backgrounds and we’ve been affected by colonialism in different ways.