MCA Artbar Summer
MCA Artbar Summer
Past Event

MCA Artbar Summer


7pm - 11pm, 15 Dec


140 George Street
The Rocks

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Map, showing MCA Artbar Summer

Enter realms of friction and desire at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia.

Curated by artist JD Reforma, the summer edition of Artbar is intimate, slippery, and disruptive. Featuring live music, artworks, performances, and installations responding to the theme of 'sweat', Artbar Summer invites you to experience the Museum with all of your senses. 

18+ only

Entry to the major summer exhibition, Tacita Dean, included.

'Artbar Summer will be a space of encounter, where audiences enter realms of friction and desire inhabited by artists. The Museum is a body, both solid and porous – a formation from which to balance, perch, and hang; but also formless, a void through which to move, seep, and spill. Sweat is intimate and slippery – it bids and it repels.

This Artbar is an invitation to intervene in our expectations and disrupt our experience of space. Artists create moments and expressions inextricable from their bodies – crisp images that both sting and blur, like sweat in your eye. Sweat is a provocation – for artists and audiences – to linger, drip, and slip through the Museum.' – JD Reforma



First release
General admission $39
MCA Member $32
Concession $32

Second release
General admission $45
MCA Member $36
Concession $36

Tickets include entry to Tacita Dean

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Access support

The MCA welcomes all visitors and is committed to making its programs and services accessible to everyone.

Read our visual story for information on how to access the Museum during ARTBAR and to help you plan your visit. This step-by-step guide is designed for people with access requirements.

Contact the MCA reception for free Access support on +61 2 9245 2400 or email


Supporting Patron: Wheen Family Foundation