*Museum of Contemporary Art Australia*
Vision: “Engage audiences with contemporary art and ideas through the presentation of a diverse program of exhibitions and special events onsite and offsite. Dedicated to exhibiting, collecting and interpreting the work of today’s artists.”
The Museum of Contemporary Art is an art gallery and space like no other; located in an iconic area of Sydney’s harbour, the MCA opened its doors to the world back in 1991. Undergoing a breathtaking redevelopment in 2012 this transformation introduced spacious galleries on two levels for exhibitions including an entire level dedicated to the MCA Collection: National Centre for Creative Learning. On top of this whilst visiting one can except to see a series of site-specific commissions, take part in a workshop and guided tour or perhaps enjoy a relaxing and satisfying meal at the Rooftop MCA Café overlooking the harbour and end the day off with quick (or extended) stop by the quirky gift shop.
Not many people are aware but the MCA is a not for profit organisation; raising over 70% of its revenue from non-governmental sources. Along with my passion for art and culture this was a major factor as to why I became a member to support a locally based Art Museum that is truly providing the goods. I was also fortunate enough to meet Ciara Timlin, Supporter Engagement Manager of the MCA during a guided tour who interviewed my father and I and took some snaps on the rooftop as pictured below for the MCA Magazine Art Matters (one feature of being a member, along with discounts to the gift shop, cafes and free access to all exhibitions and members lounge).
A trip here is not to be missed nor overlooked; embrace and appreciate the moment, the surroundings, and the creative things in life.
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Grayson Perry: 'My Pretty Little Art Career'
Mikala Dwyer: MCA Collection
All Images are my own.
Thumbnail image: Jessilla Rogers