– 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 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.