– Highlights

Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Aug


21st Biennale of Sydney

16 Mar - 11 Jun


MCA Zine Fair 2018

06 May - 06 May

– News from inside the MCA

Unmapping: Charting New Pathways to Creativity

Artist Educator Ella Condon created a site specific work for Unmapping – a student program run in collaboration with Sydney Story Factory and MCA. more

5 Years of ARTBAR

Roaming carrots, Hummer limos, tea ceremonies and bikes in the galleries. Five years proof that anything can happen at #MCAARTBAR more

MCA at the 2017 Venice Biennale

Canals, cats and curators. Clothilde Bullen reflects on the experience of attending the 2017 Venice Biennale on the occasion of Tracey Moffat’s Australian Pavilion. 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.

Press Releases – What’s On: NAIDOC Week 2015 at the MCA

Posted on July 2, 2015

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) will celebrate National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee Week (NAIDOC Week) from 2 July and throughout the official week of 5 to 12 July 2015.

The Museum will offer free public programs for all ages featuring Spotlight Talks on MCA Collection artworks, film screenings presented with Black Screen, National Film and Sound Archive and a panel discussion moderated by Keith Munro, MCA Curator Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Programs.

The theme for NAIDOC Week 2015 is ‘We all Stand on Sacred Ground: Learn, Respect and Celebrate’, highlighting the strong spiritual and cultural connection that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have to land and sea.

Lunchtime Film Screenings
The MCA together with Black Screen, National Film and Sound Archive will present films by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander filmmakers during five lunchtime sessions. See mca.com.au for films and classifications.
2–6 July, 12.30–2pm (FREE)

Bella Plus Connect – for adults with specific needs
Nadeena Dixon, MCA Artist Educator for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Programs will present a special NAIDOC Week event for adults with physical, intellectual, behavioural or sensory disability. Participants and support providers can take part in an accessible program featuring gallery exploration, hands-on art-making activities and a chance to experience the new and playful Bella Room Commission by Sydney artist David Capra titled Teena’s Bathtime (2015).
Monday 6 July, 12.30–2pm (FREE)

Spotlight Talks – MCA Collection
The MCA’s knowledgeable and passionate staff will talk about an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artwork that inspires them in a short 5–10 minute session.
Monday 6 July: Kelly McDonald, Assistant Curator, on Daniel Boyd
Tuesday 7 July: Pete Davidson, Host, on Gulumbu Yunupingu
Wednesday 8 July: Francess Godworth, Host, on Gordon Bennett
Thursday 9 July: Elyse Goldfinch, Host, on Emily Kame Kngwarreye
Friday 10 July: Mason Kimber, Host, on Bark Paintings in the Arnott’s Biscuits Collection
6–10 July, 3pm (FREE)

NAIDOC Week Panel Discussion
This impressive panel moderated by Keith Munro, MCA Curator Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Programs will highlight the important contributions and sacrifices made by Aboriginal Australians in shaping our identity in this talk during NAIDOC Week. Panellists include respected senior artist William ‘Badger’ Bates, Nathan Moran, Chief Executive Officer Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council and Marcia Ella-Duncan, Chairperson La Perouse Local Aboriginal Land Council.
Thursday 9 July, 6–7pm (FREE, bookings recommended)

MCA Collection
The MCA is dedicated to exhibiting, collecting and interpreting the work of today’s artists. Artworks in the Collection reflect the breadth of Australian contemporary art over the past 20+ years with significant representation of important artworks by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.
Now showing (FREE)

For more information on each program click here.

For more information on NAIDOC Week visit naidoc.org.au

Media Contacts
Claire Johnson / Myriam Conrié
Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
+61 (0)2 9245 2417 / +61 (0)2 9245 2434