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MCA ARTBAR: Curated by Elena Papanikolakis and Kynan Tan

  • MCA Artbar 140 George Street The Rocks, NSW, 2000 Australia (map)


ARTBAR happens after dark every month. Enter an intimate series of unexpected performances as art, live music and performance collide. 

Follow us into the abyss on Friday 29 September as this year’s Primavera artists Elena Papanikolakis and Kynan Tan present MCA ARTBAR: THE NEW AGE. 

• Howl, chirp and trill as you warble your way through Selena de Carvalho's karaoke while dressed in a bespoke animal costume.
• Namaste ARTBAR lovers. Join Sandy King for the ultimate Yoga Nidra (another state of consciousness achieved through hypnotic guided meditation).
• Learn the stories of the stars in An Introduction to Aboriginal Astronomy with Wiradjuri Astronomer Kirsten Banks.
• Peer into the future as Sebastian Goldspink reads your tarot cards.
• Make your own robot with Kirsty Fromholtz.
• Dance the future away to rooftop DJs and bask in the harbour views.

Kirsten Banks
Linda Brescia
Tim Bruniges
Austin Bucket
DJ Chanel
Selena de Carvalho
Kirsty Fromholtz
Sebastian Goldspink
Sandy King
Peter Maloney
Emily Morandini
T. Morimoto + special guests
Naomi Oliver
Utility (Austin Buckett + Thomas Smith)
Danny Wild (Low Flung)

Inclusive Access
We offer support for anyone with access needs as a free supplement to all MCA programs. For more information and to make a request, please contact or find information regarding Bella programs exclusively for people with access requirements please find it here 


Image: Kynan Tan, ‘Data Erasure’, 2017, image courtesy the artist


Earlier Event: September 28
NR#68 Subterranean Rain + Chokepoint
Later Event: October 3
Late at the Lab hosted by Fictions