– Highlights

Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Dec


Kader Attia

12 Apr - 30 Jul


Jenny Watson

05 Jul - 02 Oct

– Learning Events

Special Event

ARTBAR July 2017

28 Jul, 7.00pm, MCA


Art Safari

08 Aug, 1.00pm, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning



09 Aug, 6.30pm, Level 3: Digital Studio in NCCL

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The Beats Behind Jenny Watson: The Fabric of Fantasy

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– 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 July 2017
– Curated by Claudia Nicholson

ARTBAR happens after dark on the last Friday of every month.

For the month of July, exhibitions, music and live acts come together under the direction of artist Claudia Nicholson, transforming the MCA into a pulsating piece of performance art.

Friday 28 July 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


Current Exhibitions
Level 1: Kader Attia (open until 10pm)
Level 2: MCA Collection Today Tomorrow Yesterday (open until 10pm)
Level 3: Jenny Watson: The Fabric of Fantasy (open until 9.30pm)

About Claudia Nicholson
Colombian-born Sydney-raised artist Claudia Nicholson is known for her contemporary twist on the colourful alfombra de aserrín (traditional South American sawdust carpet), created painstakingly over several days using sawdust, glitter and pigment. Claudia’s work seeks to reconnect her roots in traditional Latin American culture, with her contemporary practice in Australia.

She recently worked on the project Women of Fairfield commissioned by C3West, MCA, Power House Youth Theatre and STARTTS and was commissioned by Runway Australian Experimental Art to generate new digital work for issue #31 West.

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: Claudia Nicholson, All I have are dreams of you, 2017, installation view, The National 2017: New Australian Art, Carriageworks, image courtesy and © the artist. Photograph: Zan Wimberley

image for ARTBAR July 2017

– When

28 July 2017, 7:00-11:00pm

– Where


Venue info

– Admission

General: $24
Concessions: $18
MCA Members: $18

Booking fees apply

Buy tickets here