– Highlights

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Pipilotti Rist: Sip my ocean

01 Nov - 18 Feb

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Jon Campbell: MCA Collection

04 Dec - 25 Feb

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Word: MCA Collection

04 Dec - 18 Feb

– Learning Events

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Workshop

Laughter Sessions

16 Dec, 2.00pm, Level 3: Creative Studios in NCCL

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Event

ARTBAR January 2018

19 Jan, 7.00pm, Throughout the MCA

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Tour

Art Baby

06 Feb, 12.30pm, 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

– Spotlights from the collection online

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MCA Collection

Works from the MCA Collection

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Collection Artist Interviews

Watch our latest interviews in the MCA Video Portal

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Joint acquisitions by MCA and Tate

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

Blog – Coming up in 2018…

Posted on Oct. 24, 2017 by Sam Leung in News.

We’re excited to share our 2018 season! Next year is one of the most exciting and diverse seasons yet, with international and Australian artists across various stages of their careers exhibiting new and well-loved artworks in group and solo exhibitions.

John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new | 6 July – 16 September

A highlight of the program is the first major survey of works by John Mawurndjul, one of Australia’s most important artists. Working within the long tradition of bark painting, Mawurndjul’s work explores themes of spirituality, mythology and life cycles. Developed and co-presented by the MCA and the Art Gallery of South Australia, the exhibition will span his thirty-year career.

Sun Xun | 9 July – 14 October

We’ll also present the first solo exhibition in Australia of Sun Xun. One of China’s most exciting young artists, Sun is best known for his stop-motion animations that are based on thousands of ink paintings, charcoal drawings and woodcuts. His work has extraordinary resonance internationally, interrogating the absurd incongruities between authorised histories and personal recollections, and ideas around propaganda, post-truth and what we now call ‘fake news’.

Sun Xun, Path to the Time Vivarium, 2017, installation view Rosa's Wound, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Taipei. Image courtesy the artist

Sun Xun, Path to the Time Vivarium, 2017, installation view, Rosa’s Wound, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, image courtesy the artist

Summer 2017/18

Continuing into the new year is Pipilotti Rist: Sip my Ocean, a Sydney-exclusive major survey of works by Swiss video artist Pipilotti Rist, presented as part of the Sydney International Art Series (1 November – 18 February). Showing alongside are MCA Collection: Word (4 December – 18 February) and MCA Collection: Jon Campbell (4 December – 25 February), which showcase works from our Collection that engage with language and text, encompassing painting, printmaking, sculpture, installation and video.

Autumn to Summer 2018

Other highlights include the 21st Biennale of Sydney, SUPERPOSITION: Art of Equilibrium and Engagement (from 16 March); Primavera 2018: Young Australian Artists, curated by Megan Robson (from 9 November); and MCA Collection: Compass. This Collection-based exhibition explores practices by Indigenous and non-Indigenous women, creating a dialogue between them (from 9 November).

MCA Collection

Drawn from the MCA Collection, Today Tomorrow Yesterday focuses on contemporary practices by Australian, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, with work by more than 40 artists from the 1960s to the present. We’re welcoming some new faces to this ongoing exhibition in 2018 with Emily Floyd’s work on display in our Artist Room, and new acquisitions by Nicole Foreshew, Kathy Temin and Jonny Niesche on show.

Richard Bell, Walk On (Bell’s Theorem), 2007, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program by Michael Eliadis, 2017

Richard Bell, Walk On (Bell’s Theorem), 2007, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by Michael Eliadis, 2017

MCA Touring

We’re touring two shows across the country next year, with Primavera at 25: MCA Collection and Hilarie Mais travelling to five venues across four states.

C3West

In 2018, our socially engaged, Western Sydney-based C3West program will present a critically important project about the history of the Blacktown Native Institution – one of Australia’s most important historical sites – in partnership with Blacktown Arts.

Support MCA in 2018

Want to get up close and personal with our exhibitions in 2018? Become an MCA Member and get unlimited free access to our ticketed exhibitions, and enjoy exclusive events, previews and discounts, along with special access to the MCA Lounge. Join today.

Martu Artists Kumpaya Girgirba, Karnu Nancy Taylor, Ngalangka Nola Taylor, Ngamaru Bidu, Wokka Taylor, Muuki Taylor, Jakayu Biljabu, Bowya Patricia Butt, Noelene Girgirba, Kulyu, 2014, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

Martu Artists Kumpaya Girgirba, Karnu Nancy Taylor, Ngalangka Nola Taylor, Ngamaru Bidu, Wokka Taylor, Muuki Taylor, Jakayu Biljabu, Bowya Patricia Butt, Noelene Girgirba, Kulyu, 2014, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, purchased with funds provided by an anonymous donor, 2014, image courtesy and © the artists

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