– Highlights

Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Dec


Jenny Watson

05 Jul - 02 Oct


Hilarie Mais

23 Aug - 19 Nov

– Learning Events


Artist Talk

23 Aug, 6.30pm, Level 2: Seminar Room


Art Safari

25 Aug, 10.30am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

Special Event

ARTBAR August 2017

25 Aug, 7.00pm, MCA

– News from inside the MCA

Claudia Nicholson's ARTBAR of love and devotion

July’s ARTBAR will see the MCA turned into an elaborate quinceañera by this month’s curator, Claudia Nicholson. more

#ConversationStarters: Have you ever made a decision based on fear?

We held a new program of art and ideas, Conversation Starters, in June to promote an open conversation with questions that define our global situation. more

#ConversationStarters: What are you afraid of for the future?

We held a new program of art and ideas, Conversation Starters, in June to promote an open conversation with questions that define our global situation. 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 – 6 ways to warm up your winter at MCA

Posted on July 19, 2017 by MCA Team
Winter can be tough here in Sydney. Beaches become bare, swimsuits become scarves, and we’re all dreaming of the summer to come. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to warm up your winter at the MCA.

1. It might not feel like it, but Sydney sometimes finds a splash of sun even in the wintertime. Soak it in with a stellar view from the Sculpture Terrace on Level 4. While you’re there, pop over to the MCA Cafe for coffee, tea and hot chocolate that’ll warm you up sip by sip.

2. It can be a challenge finding indoor activities that keep kids active and engaged. The MCA has a huge selection of programs for Kids & Families that are perfect for letting your little ones play, create and get hands-on without having to endure the winter chill. And when your kids get to play inside—that means you do, too!

3. Looking for somewhere to escape as the evening temperatures drop? We know just the place. On Wednesdays the MCA stays open late, so come on in to enjoy the art until 9pm.

4. Give your mind a good warm-up with thought-provoking artworks. Check out MCA’s exhibition Jenny Watson: The Fabric of Fantasy to get lost in 120 works, full of characters ranging from rock guitarists to ballerinas. On until 2 October.

5. A cosy blanket and a good book. Is there anything else you need to make it through the winter months? Head to the MCA Store for a read you’ll never want to put down. We recommend curling up with one of our favourites, like M Train by Patti Smith or Second Half First by Drusilla Modjeska.

6. Add a little art into your dark winter nights at our monthly ARTBAR. This month’s ARTBAR is curated by Claudia Nicholson and will transform the MCA into a quinceañera that’ll warm your heart with love, devotion and gift-giving.

Come on in and kick the winter blues

Women looks at art

Photograph: Sam Whiteside