Past Event

July School Holidays at the MCA

Let the art of the Jackson Bella Room inspire your senses at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. This school holidays, join us in the Multi-Sensory Lab for a sensory adventure and creative making activity for the whole family.

This workshop is inspired by the Jackson Bella Room commission, With cane in hand, I dance a duet for One, for Two, for Three, for Four... (2021) by artist Fayen d’Evie. You will be invited to try a mix of activities that inspire the senses:  creating wearable artworks, deep listening and using your bodies as instruments and movement makers. Together we will be learning simple movement choreography created by Queer Blind Dance Artist and Maker Holly Craig. 

Every workshop concludes with a celebratory parade through the MCA to showcase your creations.

Participants are supported by MCA Artist Educators throughout the workshop. This activity is recommended for school-aged children 5-12+ and may not be appropriate for younger children.

Please note, booking times cannot be swapped and all children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult throughout their visit. Siblings 4 years and under are free.

 $27 child – General admission
$15 adult – General admission
$22 child – MCA Members and Concession*
$10 adult – MCA Members and Concession*
Free for siblings under 4 years 


Sensory-friendly and Audio Described session: Friday 15 July, 10.30am – 12.30pm

At the MCA, we believe that art is for everyone! All are welcome to join this session which offers the same adventure described above, with the following changes to ensure it is sensory-friendly:

  • Music and noise volume is lowered.
  • Lights and equipment are reduced, to create a calmer space.
  • Extra chill-out space for all families.
  • Extra MCA Artist-Educators to support everyone.
  • Extra space and time to take part at your own pace.

Read our social story on how to access the MCA here.

Please contact us if you have any requests at or 02 9245 2400.

Who can attend?

All bodies and all abilities are welcome. We keep our activities simple so that children and their grown-ups can play and create together. There is no right or wrong way to make art!

Recommended age group is 5-12+. Please see Art Safari and Family tours for activities suitable for 0 to 5 years olds.

Cancellation or refunds

If you or a family member are feeling unwell or have tested positive to COVID19, please get in touch with us to arrange a refund via or 02 9245 2400.

*Concession: Tertiary/TAFE/ESL Students with photo ID, Senior’s Card holders, Unemployed/Concession Card holders, NAVA card holders.

July School Holidays at the MCA

Thursday 14 July 2022, 10.30am - 12.30pm

Friday 15 July 2022, 10.30am - 12.30pm

Saturday 16 July 2022, 10.30am - 12.30pm


140 George Street
The Rocks

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Map, showing July School Holidays at the MCA