Biennale of Sydney

Exhibition Details:

23rd Biennale of Sydney: rīvus

12 March to 13 June 2022

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

140 George Street, The Rocks, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

Open Tuesday–Sunday 10 am–5 pm with extended hours every Friday until 9 pm

Anzac Day Monday, 25 April: CLOSED
Queen’s Birthday Monday, 13 June: CLOSED

Free entry 

COVID-19 Safety Policy

Transport Options

The MCA is located on Circular Quay West, Sydney, and is easily accessible by public transport. The Museum is a short walk from all major transport stops. To plan your trip on public transport, visit transportnsw.info.

Public transport
There are train, bus, tram and ferry routes to Circular Quay (the nearest station to MCA).

Car
Wilson Parking can be found at 155 George Street (wheelchair accessible) and 35 Pitt Street, as well as the Overseas Passenger Terminal at 130 George Street. For the latest information on traffic conditions, visit livetraffic.com or download the Live Traffic NSW App.

For information on mobility parking spaces, see the map on the City of Sydney website.

Cycling
Bike racks are positioned at the southern end of the Museum on the foreshore of Circular Quay.

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Accessibility

Level access
You can access the MCA via the George Street entrance, The Rocks, or through lift access via Circular Quay West. All public areas of the museum, including the MCA StoreMCA Cafe and restaurant and galleries are accessible via lifts.

Parking
Parking is available a short distance from the Museum at Wilson Parking, 155 George Street, The Rocks. Enter via George Street where the Cahill Expressway crosses over George Street.

More parking can be found at Wilson Parking Grosvenor Place, 225 George Street, The Rocks.

Valet parking is available at the Park Hyatt, 7 Hickson Road, The Rocks.

Wheelchairs
Wheelchairs are available at no charge from the Information Desk on Level 1.

Guide dogs
Assistance and guide dogs are welcome at the MCA. A water bowl is available at the Information Desk.

Hearing loops
There are hearing loops available in the Veolia Lecture Theatre, Seminar Room, throughout the National Centre for Creative Learning and the Level 6 rooftop venues.

Toilets
Accessible toilets are located on the Ground Level, Levels 2 and 3, Level 4 MCA Cafe, Level 6 rooftop venues and in the National Centre for Creative Learning.

About the MCA

Welcome to the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA), Australia’s leading museum dedicated to exhibiting, collecting and interpreting the work of today’s artists.

The MCA celebrates the work of living artists, bringing exceptional exhibitions of international and Australian art to as many people as possible – welcoming over a million visitors each year – in the belief that art is for everyone.

Their vision is to make contemporary art and ideas widely accessible to a range of audiences through the presentation of a diverse program of exhibitions and special events, both onsite and offsite. From major thematic exhibitions and solo surveys of established artists, to new work by emerging artists, touring exhibitions and community-led projects through C3West, we strive to cover the range and diversity of contemporary art.

Located on one of the world’s most spectacular sites on the edge of Sydney Harbour, the MCA stands on a land of immense cultural and historical significance to the traditional owners of this place, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. The wonderful artwork Warrang by Brook Andrew, situated at the entrance of the Museum on Circular Quay, helps to inform visitors of the relevance of our site.

The MCA Collection contains over 4000 works by Australian artists that have been acquired since 1989, with a strong commitment to works by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. The Museum collects across all art forms with holdings in painting, photography, sculpture, works on paper and moving image.

Admission to the galleries, cafe and temporary exhibitions is free (admission fees apply to our major summer exhibition, the Sydney International Art Series).

Every day, in our National Centre for Creative Learning, we deliver programs using creative learning strategies to help audiences of all ages to engage with contemporary art, explore creativity and reflect on ideas and issues. It’s a space where change can take place, in all sorts of ways, to become rooms of wonder, activity, display and making.

We work in and with communities from many other sites across Australia. We take pride in acknowledging the role of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as traditional owners and ongoing custodians of country.

The MCA is a not-for-profit, charitable organisation. Each year, we raise 70% of our income from non-government sources such as donations, corporate sponsorshipvenue hire, ticketed exhibitions and events.