mca_australia Happy Chinese New Year! In celebration of this day, we share with you the work of Chinese-Australian artist Ah Xian; ‘China China - Bust 81’ (2004), which is currently on display in our Collection. ‪#‎AhXian‬ sought political asylum in Australia following the events of Tiananmen Square in 1989 and moved to Sydney in 1990. He started work on porcelain casting in the 1990s, and produced the ‘China China’ and ‘Human Human’ series of busts and figures. ‪#CNYSYD #chineselunarnewyear #CNY2016 #MCAnow 6h

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mca_australia Learn how ‪#GraysonPerry‬ complicates ‪#‎secularmyths ‬and appropriates #symbols of faith in a quest to mix light-heartedness and deep emotions with that most sacred of cosmic elements: ‪#‎playfulness‬. 'Subversive Tour' of 'Grayson Perry: My Pretty Little Art Career' with Dr Christopher Hartney – Thu 25 Feb, 6–7pm. Bookings at mca.com.au 'Map of Truths and Beliefs' (detail), 2011 23h

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mca_australia #Printmaking or #painting? Maria Josette Orsto’s work ‘Miyinga (Scars)' (2015) stunningly blurs the boundaries between mark marking and print. Using a ‘Pwoja’, a hand crafted tool unique to the Tiwi Islands, Maria meticulously stamps and paints to create this incredible effect #BeingTiwi #Indigenousart #tiwidesign 2d

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mca_australia ‘I emerged convinced that I am Grayson Perry’s antipodean twin’. Read comedian Hannah Gadby's take on 'Grayson Perry: My Pretty Little Art Career' Link to full review on the @twothousandsydney in our bio #HannahGadsby #GraysonPerry #genderbender

Grayson Perry, 'The Walthamstow Tapestry', 2009 (installation view)
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mca_australia Share your art crush with us this #ValentinesDay. Visit us on Sunday February 14 and show your #heartsforart. Pick up a paper heart from the MCA Info Desk, place it by the artwork you love the most, share it to Instagram with #heartsforart and join the global declaration of #love for art

Featured artwork: #BrookAndrews, ‘Loop. A Model of how the world operates’ (detail), 2008
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mca_australia Free workshop tonight: 'Pop Shrines'- work with artist @liam_benson to explore the ‘shrine’ through a contemporary perspective. Create your own holy (or not so holy) altar using popular culture and everyday life as inspiration. Drop in from 5.30pm and every Thursday evening in #February. Image: Liam Benson, 'The Executioner', 2015 #workshops #artmaking #shrines #costume #popculture 4d

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mca_australia New in at @mca_store_australia: Eau De Wet Dogge by artist @davidcapra is a musky mix of moist fur, soap suds and soil inspired by beloved pet and Bella Room muse Teena the daschund. Woof! 🛁 6d

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mca_australia Grayson groupies in front of Grayson Perry’s, ‘The Walthamstow Tapestry’ (2009). In this work Grayson explores the emotional resonance of brand names in our lives and our quasi-religious relationship to consumerism.
#GraysonPerry #tapestry #alterego
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mca_australia Detail inside the cavernous #MikalaDwyer, ‘Square Cloud Compound’, 2010. Captured by @manize_abedin 1w

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mca_australia Welcome to Koala Nutbush! @rosiedeacon here with the the Bush Tucker Babes @gal_dente come see them go off with a BANG! #MCAARTBAR thanks for having me, cheers!! 1w

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mca_australia Hello! It's @rosiedeacon with my Putt-Putt Party Down the Wombat Hole Come for the twilight tournament🌩 #MCAARTBAR tonight! 7-11pm this pic is from the @fbiradio SMACs Festival @carriageworks I'll be installing it in a new way of gogo gorge golf!🏌 One point per shot!!🍾🍾🍾Image: @rae_begley 1w

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mca_australia Fully loaded truck!@rosiedeacon here to pack it up pack in, let me begin.. to install #MCAARTBAR tonight! The koalas have their seatbelts on, one is in the front seat beeping the horn! Thank you so much @aileenrobba and Matt!!! Wait till you see Joan Ross's Kangaroo Fur Koala Collection!! @wecallthisatree 🌳 1w

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mca_australia It's @rosiedeacon here with my Kanga Kandy dancers!! See if you can spot them hiphop shakin' on the d-floor with @svetaspins and bouncing around the Koala Nutbush #MCAARTBAR tomorrow night @catalex1 @nerida_ross Also join 'The Hustlin' Hoes' - one part singing unicorn one part performative carrot by Anney and Mechelle Bounpraseuth @shaboogiebop @mechelleb_ 🦄 2w

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mca_australia G'day! It's @rosiedeacon here with a snapshot of Bushranger Bob's instructional line dancing video! @bobdeacon Strap on your boots for 9pm on lvl 1, tomorrow nights Koala Nutbush #MCAARTBAR The video was filmed on a farm in East Nyngan, where David Capra's Teena was born @davidcapra The Bella Room will be open too Thank you to @john_deacon for crawling through the mud under the house to find the gorgeous yapping sausage babies, and for your backup dance assistance🏼 2w
  •   davidcapra Yes thank you @john_deacon for rescuing little Teena that muddy afternoon. Without the Deacons the MCA would have no Teena to give a bath! 🛁 2w

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mca_australia Hello koala kiss! @rosiedeacon here, showing you some goodies my Mum, (Jenny Deacon) is bringing from Nyngan, Central West NSW to Sydney today! If you can hear my Dad (Greg Deacon) singing in the Willy Wagtail Western Allstars Band then you will find the Golden Gumnut Cottage with the $5 special edition koala souvenirs! Free samples of Dad's Bogan River Beef Jerky😛🗣 #MCAARTBAR 2w

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mca_australia Good eve! It's @rosiedeacon here showing you a preview of 'That's not a hat, THIS is a hat!' by Kealey Bacic. Come have a spin of the Akubra chocolate wheel! (Not real chocolate, but Kealey is a real artist, who may bring a beautiful horse as well) gallop on into #MCAARTBAR this Friday night 7-11pm @k_e_a_l_e_y_b 2w

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mca_australia Hello! It's @rosiedeacon here wearing my koala clip-on necklace I will be handing out 10 golden tickets to finalists in 'Fashions on the Field' on the night of #MCAARTBAR with a runner-up and First Place Koala Queen! Prizes include trophy's, chocolates, beef jerky, date with Bushranger Bob @bobdeacon, koala t-shirts, Rosie Deacon artworks, hugs and hand shakes🏻🏅 what you gonna wear?! Thanks for the image@joaovazjewellery 2w

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mca_australia Good morning, it's @rosiedeacon here!🤗 I will be taking over the MCA Instagram for a few days, in the lead up to Koala Nutbush #MCAARTBAR this Friday night. Stay tuned to see some behind the scenes action in the fun-time party prep!Image: 'Bargain Basement Kanga Kave' Performance Contemporary @sydneycontemporary 2015 @carriageworks 2w

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