MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART AUSTRALIA




Today, I decided to visit the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia on the western side of Circular Quay, also called The Rocks.

Situated only 5 min walking from the train station, the Museum is free and very inspiring, dedicated to exhibiting, collecting and interpreting contemporary art.

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

With its impressive architecture, you cannot miss the MCA. Opened to the public in November 1991 thanks to John Power, an Australian artist, the museum has its major part settled in a old building of Maritime Services Board.

First sceptical about this museum (I am not a big fan of contemporary art), I've been happily surprised by the collections and the artists.

The first floor was dedicated to the collection Primavera 2017: Young Australian Artists
2017 and to an exposition of Hilarie Mais. The second floor was dedicated to the collection Today Tomorrow Yesterday
Here some of my favorite pieces :

"The Arrival at the MCA" by Khadim Ali welcome you by getting into the main door.

Abstract painting by Hilarie Mais.

Installation by Tom Polo.

Monument #28 - Vortex by Callum Morton.

Manuhiri by Fiona Hall

By gathering pieces over time on the beach at Awanui - New Zealand, Fiona Hall highlights the magnificent sculptural capacities of nature at work on its own material, as ‘poignant vestiges of the environmental degradation that shaped them’.

Dove Tail by Matthys Gerber


Manbuynga by Barayuwa Mununggurr, referring to a song story about ancestors protecting the lands and the waters.

I also particularly liked the video installation Dark Learning by Jacobus Capone that refers to the relationship between humans and the natural world.

After this visit, I was feeling inspired and calm. So if you feel a bit overwhelmed, just take 2 hours of your time and go to the museum, it is worth it !