mca_australia Special delivery: here's a little glimpse at one of the DIY-publishing gems that you can find at the #MCAZineFair on June 11 & 12. This creation comes from @keepcalmmariah

#heartbreakers #MCAZineFair #sneakpeek #fridakahlo #zines #creativeSydne
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mca_australia "I have long been interested in ideas around story-telling – who tells a story and why. I’m also fascinated by the ways in which those #stories are told: not only through a traditional linear format with a beginning, middle and end, but through circular or repeated #narratives, open-ended stories, or stories that rewind backwards instead of moving forwards; and through the breakdown of narrative into fragments or clues, from which the viewer can assemble their own imagined story.” –Curator Rachel Kent on ‘Telling Tales’ exhibition, opening this Thursday. Hear Rachel Kent In Conversation with Telling Tales artists on Thu 2 June. RSVP via link in our bio

Kate Daw, ‘Lenci doll (back to the before)’ 2016
#TellingTales #MCAnow
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mca_australia Artist Huseyin Sami paints the MCA Foundation Hall. Vivid lights on! #VividSydney #MCAARTBAR #HuseyinSami 'The Matter of Painting' 2016 3d

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mca_australia Planned your outfit for #MCAARTBAR tonight? Pro tip: wear a t-shirt you want to trade. Artist Huseyin Sami has designed tees to set a Museum-wide shirt swapping game in motion. P.s. tonight's event sold out but a few tix on the door (arrive early to avoid missing out) 3d

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mca_australia Have you heard the good news? 20th Biennale of Sydney artist Helen Marten has been shortlisted for the prestigious Turner Prize. Marten brings together a wide range of found objects and immaculately crafted elements in her sculptures. While suggestive of contemporary visual culture, as well as various kinds of art since the 60s, the work defies both form and meaning: it attracts and intrigues while also resisting interpretation and categorisation. Make sure you see her work ‘Parrot Problems’ (2014) here at the MCA before the Biennale closes on June 5. #20BOS #TurnerPrize #HelenMarten #goodnews 4d

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mca_australia Join the team from Sydney Puppet Theatre for free puppet-making #workshops every Thursday in June. Inspired by upcoming exhibition Telling Tales: Excursions in Narrative Form.
Jumaadi, 'The Woman Who Married a Mountain' (performance documentation), 2013
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mca_australia #Sneakpeek: installing Emily Floyd's work 'It's because I talk too much that I do nothing' (2002) for the upcoming #TellingTales exhibition opening on 2 June. This group exhibition explores novel and unique ways of story-telling through mediums including fog, opera and #sculpture 1w

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mca_australia [Announcement]: #sculpture by Sydney artist Caroline Rothwell titled ‘Composer’ will be the next commissioned artwork to adorn the MCA Sculpture Terrace. 'Composer' is a 6-metre high, kinetic sculpture that explores current issues around energy consumption, #sustainable sources of energy and #globalwarming. Rothwell’s artistic practice interrogates political ideas in poetic, subtle, even humorous ways, which can generate dialogue and open up new perspectives. #MCAnow
Image: Caroline Rothwell in her studio, Photos: Ken Leanfo
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mca_australia Artist in the upcoming #TellingTales‬ exhibition Emily Floyd counts literary quotes, Russian typography and colourful geometric form as some of her sources of inspiration. On Sat 4 June, 10.30am–1.30pm you can make a graphic print in a #workshop led by Emily with a translator onsite to help with your Russian. Bookings at mca.com.au. Photo: Sean Fennessy and The Design Files 1w

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mca_australia Time is running out to catch the 20th Biennale of Sydney at the MCA. The Embassy of Translation must close June 5 #20BOS
Dayanita Singh, 'Museum of Chance' (detail), 2015, mixed media, image courtesy and the artist
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mca_australia Next Thursday (26 May) artist @bridiedoll will show you the art of Go-go dance in a free workshop right here. Born out of the 60s nightclub scene, this hip-twisting dance style was first inspired by Chubby Checker’s catchy 1960 tune ‘The Twist’. Join the free workshop from 5.30pm next Thursday. Facebook event can be found here: http://bit.ly/1sDLnFC #gogodancer #danceworkshop #dancing
Image courtesy @bridiedoll
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mca_australia Book now for the never-before-seen contemporary shadow play, 'The Life And Death Of A Shadow’ – performed by Indonesian-Australian artist Jumaadi at the MCA next month. Jumaadi has created new #shadowpuppets for his performance which is exclusive to the MCA. In this new work, #Jumaadi tells the story of a deaf musician who teaches the art of shadow play to his blind son. Thu 2 Jun, 6.30pm | Fri 3 Jun, 1pm | Sat 4 Jun, 3pm | Sun 5 Jun, 10.30am & 3pm. Bookings ($20-25) on our website: http://bit.ly/23WPXtB #TellingTales #contemporaryart

Jumaadi, 'The Life and Death of a Shadow' (detail), 2015-16, photograph: Jessica Maurer
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mca_australia Are you an #artist interested in #participatory works & performances? Join us on Sun 29 May at 2–4pm for a roundtable discussion on the unique possibilities and challenges facing artists today whose practices include interaction with an audience. With MCA Curator @anneloxley, artists Agatha Gothe-Snape, Lara Thoms and more | Tickets $15/$10 MCA Members & Concessions*, Ticket link in our bio.

Image: #MCAARTBAR – The Primavera Edition, 2013, featured: Juz Kitson, ‘Skin Tight’, 2013. Photo: Michael Wholley
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mca_australia Calling all lovers of quick and dirty publishing, it’s time to put pen to paper and pencil to stencil! We want YOU to be a part of the MCA and PITCH ZINE's collaborative digital zine to celebrate the 9th annual MCA Zine Fair. How? Create one page of a zine, post the full artwork on Instagram, tag @mca_australia & @pitch_zine and hashtag #MCAZINEFAIR before Mon 6 Jun. Then see your contribution on the MCA Blog and come along to the 9th annual MCA Zine Fair on 11 & 12 June to continue the #zine festivities! 2w

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mca_australia We're hiring! The MCA currently has an exciting opportunity for an experienced #Bequest Manager to join our #Philanthropy team. Full Time, 3-year contract. Info & applications at www.mca.com.au/workatmca
#artsjobs #nfp #nfpjobs
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mca_australia Today we celebrate #InternationalMuseumDay. In light of this year’s theme ‘Museums and Cultural Landscapes’, we share with you one of the artworks in our International Joint Acquisition Program with @tate and @qantas. Gordon Bennett’s ‘Possession Island (Abstraction)’, (1991) hangs in the MCA galleries before it goes on its own #culturalexchange to Tate in London. ‘Possession Island (Abstraction)’ is a painting that shows Captain James Cook erecting the White Ensign to claim the eastern coast of Australia for the British Crown in 1770. Bennett directly references Samuel Calvert’s (1828–1913) etching Captain Cook Taking Possession of the Australian Continent on Behalf of the British Crown AD 1770, which is itself a copy of John Alexander Gilfillan’s (1793–1864) earlier, now lost, painting of the same title.

#culturallandscapes #crossculture #aussiesinlondon #australianartist
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mca_australia [Save the date]: the annual MCA Zine Fair returns next month. Artwork/regram: @rowenasy #MCAZineFair #sydneyart #zines 3w

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mca_australia From this Thursday 12 – Sunday 15 May, join the conversation as artist Richard Bell restages the 1972 Aboriginal Tent Embassy in front of the MCA as part of the 20th Biennale of Sydney. Hear children from Redfern and Waterloo talk about their experience with the Redfern Tent Embassy, plus poetry readings, weaving workshops, protest placard making, discussion on the evolution of activism, ‘Black Experience Tour’, comedy sketch, films and more. All events are FREE and drop-in. Full program at mca.com.au or join the Facebook event here: http://bit.ly/1T8gZ1B

Image: Richard Bell, 'Embassy', 2013 – ongoing, installation view, 20th Biennale of Sydney, MCA, 2016, photo: @boudist

#artactivism #richardbell #20BOS
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mca_australia STRIKE A POSE. This Thursday, performance artist Bhenji Ra leads a free Femme Power dance class. With nods to ‘#Voguing’, this empowering style of dance uses exaggerated feminine movements, drawing from ballet, jazz and modern #dance. This class will see you catwalk, duckwalk, dip & drop! Thu 12 May, 5.30–6.30pm | FREE, drop-in

Image: Bhenji Ra performs at #MCAARTBAR, Jan 2014. Photo Victoria Baldwin
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