– Highlights

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Exhibition

Primavera 2017

23 Aug - 19 Nov

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Exhibition

Hilarie Mais

23 Aug - 19 Nov

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Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Dec

– Learning Events

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Workshop

Art Safari

22 Sep, 1.00pm, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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Performance

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23 Sep, 2.00pm, Level 2: Veolia Lecture Theatre

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Event

Genext

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

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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.

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, Claudia tugs on our heart strings as she celebrates an evening of devotion, love and gift giving.

Delve into the rituals and traditions that make up Claudia’s practice. Our July MCA ARTBAR will be filled with artworks and performances that celebrate the creation of an artwork for another person.

Friday 28 July 2017, 7-11pm
Throughout the MCA
Tickets
Pre-sale
$24 General
$18 MCA Members and Concessions*

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

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

*Booking fees apply

Highlights

  • Create your own soul-warming gift for the one you love or be your own hallmark in our card-making station.
  • View Joan Ross’ painting stolen by the artist herself from an unappreciative recipient.
  • Be enthralled with Koco Carey’s Selena medley performance
  • Reminisce about your past lovers with Athena Thebus and Samuel Hodge’s photographs.
  • Sing along to one of Rainbow Chan’s engaging Google Translate karaoke sets
  • Listen in as Marcus Whale performs songs in response to Nicholson’s work,
  • Shake off the winter chill with night of rooftop music by Yung Brujo.

Let’s celebrate art made for love, not for exhibitions!

#‎MCAARTBAR‬

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

MCA

Venue info

– Admission

This event has finished.

Booking fees apply

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