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Sydney MCA, Sundays with Pipilotti at MCA, 10.30am - 4pm, Free with exhibition tickets

Sydney MCA, Sundays with Pipilotti at MCA, 10.30am - 4pm, Free with exhibition tickets


Dive into Sundays with Pipilotti and get creative with free hands-on art-making.

Experiment with mirrored light and projections to create dream-like collages inspired by the artist’s practice. This unique drop-in program supports children and their grown-ups to play, experiment and learn together.

Drop-in, explore at your own pace and stay for as long as you like.

Age: All ages welcome
When: Open every Sunday during the exhibition*
5 November 2017 – 18 February 2018
10.30am – 4pm

Cost: Free, drop-in

Where:  National Centre for Creative Learning, Level 3. For more information about parking check out the details below.

Please note, exhibition entry is not included and artist is not present

*Exceptionally on 10 December the space will close at midday.

Tickets to the Pipilotti Rist: Sip my Ocean exhibition are available here, and for more details about the exhibition scroll future down.

Family tickets are available and children under 12 are free.


Over the past 30 years, Pipilotti Rist (b.1962) has achieved international acclaim as one of the pioneers of experimental video art and multimedia installations. Incorporating video and sculpture, her dazzling environments plunge viewers into colourful kaleidoscopic projections which explore the relationship between nature, the body and technology.

Exclusive to Sydney, the exhibition ‘Pipilotti Rist: Sip my Ocean’ presents the spectrum of Rist’s groundbreaking practice, from her early single-channel videos of the 1980s to her large-scale audio-visual installations and recent immersive environments.

Occupying the entire third floor of the Museum, along with breakout works on the second and ground floors, this will be the most comprehensive exhibition of Rist’s work in Australia to date. The exhibition is choreographed as a sequence of different viewing experiences. Viewers are invited to sit down, to walk through a forest of hanging lights and a maze of floating fabric, or to lie down on beds or rest on a wild cushion on the floor. From oversized furniture in an ‘Alice in Wonderland’ room to large-scale projections and miniature monitors, and from projections on beds, from mirror balls, onto couches and cushions, this exhibition highlights the artistic and technical evolutions of Rist’s work and its euphoric engagement with the world we live in and the spaces we inhabit.

‘Pipilotti Rist: Sip my Ocean’ is part of the Sydney International Art Series which brings the world’s most outstanding artists and exhibitions exclusively to Sydney.

This summer, see ‘Pipilotti Rist: Sip my Ocean’ and ‘Rembrandt and the Dutch Golden Age’ at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

For official website and more info, click here

Age: All ages, young people under the age of 15 must be accompanied at all time

When: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays to Sundays, 10am to 5pm
Wednesdays, 10am to 9pm
Wednesday 1 November 2017 to Sunday 18 February 2018

Except Christmas Day

Cost: Adult: $22.00
Concession: $17.00
Youth (12–18 years): $12.00
Child: Free
Family: $56.00
MCA Member: Free

Book tickets

Where: Level 3 Galleries , Museum of Contemporary Art
140 George
Street , The Rocks 

Parking: Limited metered street parking available, nearest parking lot is Wilson Parking - Clocktower

Nearby Food: MCA Cafe & Sculpture Terrace
Awesome Coffee: I'd recommend fun treats and a coffee at La Renaissance Patisserie and Cafe

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