– Highlights

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Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Dec

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Exhibition

Jenny Watson

05 Jul - 02 Oct

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Exhibition

Hilarie Mais

23 Aug - 19 Nov

– Learning Events

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Talk

Artist Talk

23 Aug, 6.30pm, Level 2: Seminar Room

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Workshop

Art Safari

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

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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

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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.

Bella For People with Disability or Access Requirements

Art is for everyone

At the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, we believe that art is for everyone. We work to connect people with disability and access requirements of all ages with contemporary art; including students, teachers, children, young people, families, adults and their support networks. The MCA provides opportunities for everyone to see, experience, understand and create art through creative learning and access programs.

Our creative learning and access programs take place in the galleries and the National Centre for Creative Learning(NCCL)and are delivered by our team of Artist Educators, practicing artists who bring a wealth of creative skills and ideas to everything they do.

Central to the MCA’s commitment to access is Bella. Since beginning in 1993, Bella at the MCA has developed to include an annually commissioned artwork, The Jackson Bella Room, and a suite of programs and events that respond to the diversity of people accessing our Creative Learning programs. Bella welcomes all people with disability or access requirements, including but not limited to physical, sensory, neurological, intellectual and learning disability and mental health conditions.

Our ethos is that art is for everyone and all Bella and accessible programs are tailored by MCA Artist Educators so that —every program delivered is responsive to the access needs of the people participating.

A recent initiative – Bella Extension – offers an additional Bella Artist Educator to provide tailored support to people with disability or access requirements who wish to attend any event at the MCA with their friends,family or school group.

The MCA Bella Program was established in 1993 through the generosity of MCA patrons, Dr Edward Jackson AM and Mrs Cynthia Jackson AM, and the Jackson family, in memory of their late daughter and sister Belinda.

These places that are available now, whereas 30 years ago it wasn’t around, for disabilities and that, it’s really good to have activities like this to go to.

Dave, Bella Plus participant, 2015

Bella programs for children, young people and families

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Bella programs for students and teachers

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Bella Plus programs for adults

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Bella Extension

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Bella

Bella Plus for adults

This short video introduces you to Ben, one of our regular attendees in our monthly Bella Plus Connect program. Ben shares what it means to take part in this program and its joys and highlights.

Find out more about Bella for People with Disability or Access Requirements

Bella for children and young people

Bella Plus Connect

Bella Family

Bella Plus ONE on One