– 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

– 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.

Special Event

ARTBAR September 2017
– Primavera Edition: Curated by Elena Papanikolakis and Kynan Tan

ARTBAR happens after dark every month. Enter an intimate series of unexpected performances as art, live music and performance collide.

Follow us into the abyss on Friday 29 September as this year’s Primavera artists Elena Papanikolakis and Kynan Tan present MCA ARTBAR: THE NEW AGE.

• Howl, chirp and trill as you warble your way through Selena de Carvalho’s karaoke while dressed in a bespoke animal costume.
• Namaste ARTBAR lovers. Join Sandy Kelly for the ultimate Yoga Nidra.
• Learn the stories of the stars in An Introduction to Aboriginal Astronomy with Wiradjuri Astronomer Kirsten Banks.
• Peer into the future as Sebastian Goldspink reads your tarot cards.
• Make your own robot with Kirsty Fromholtz.
• Dance the future away to rooftop DJs and bask in the harbour views.

Friday 29 September 2017, 7-11pm
Throughout the MCA

$24 General
$18 MCA Members and Concessions*

Door Sales
(subject to availability)
$28 General
$22 MCA Members and Concessions*
Ages 18 +


*Concession: Tertiary/TAFE/ESL Students with photo ID, Senior’s Card holders, Unemployed/Concession Card holders, Nava card holders

*Booking fees apply


Kirsten Banks
Linda Brescia
Tim Bruniges
Austin Bucket
DJ Chanel
Selena de Carvalho
Kirsty Fromholtz
Sebastian Goldspink
Sandy King
Peter Maloney
Emily Morandini
T. Morimoto + special guests
Naomi Oliver
Utility (Austin Buckett + Thomas Smith)
Danny Wild (Low Flung)

Current Exhibitions
Level 1 North: Hilarie Mais (Open until 10pm)
Level 1 South: Primavera 2017: Young Australian Artists (Open until 10pm)
Level 2: MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday (Open until 10pm)
Level 3: Jenny Watson: Fabric of Fantasy (Open 9.30pm)

About Primavera
Primavera 2017: Young Australian Artists brings together artworks by eight young artists from across Australia artists that question natural and human-made archives, from the physical to the digital.

For the 26th edition of Primavera, curator Sophia Kouyoumdjian will work with the participating artists to explore the theme of ‘Ancient Futures’. Each work in the exhibition will consider the relationship between existence in the present, and the past, in relation to archives and collections.

Inclusive Access
We offer support for anyone with access needs as a free supplement to all MCA programs. For more information and to make a request, please contact
mail@mca.com.au or find information regarding Bella programs exclusively for people with access requirements HERE

Image: Kynan Tan, Data Erasure, 2017, computer-generated video, sound, 13:45 minutes, image courtesy the artist

image for ARTBAR September 2017

– When

29 September 2017, 7:00-11:00pm

– Where


Venue info

– Admission

This event has finished.

Booking fees apply

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