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MCA Artbar: Curated by Hoda Afshar

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MCA ARTBAR: Continuation
Curated by Hoda Afshar

‘The Primavera Edition’ of ARTBAR, curated by Hoda Afshar, takes over the Museum with a celebration of communities pushed to the boundaries. Ideas of inclusion and exclusion will be explored through music, dance, installations, food and workshops. 

Tantalise your senses with 2 Boys In Saris and their South Asian food fare, get hands on with workshops led by Isabella Capazio, speak to detained refugees via WhatsApp in real time, catch performances by Elyas Alavi, Alexandra Spence and much more at this month’s ARTBAR.

ARTBAR takes your gallery experience and flips it on its head with an artist-driven evening of art, music and performance. Kicking off on the last Friday of every month, this adults-only event transforms all levels of the MCA. 

$24 General
$18 MCA Members and Concession*

(subject to availability)
$28 General 
$22 MCA Members and Concession*

Ages 18+

Hoda Afshar explores the nature and possibilities of documentary image-making. Working across photography and moving-image, the Melbourne-based artist considers the representation of gender, marginality and displacement. In her artworks, Afshar employs processes that disrupt traditional image-making practices, play with the presentation of imagery, or merge aspects of conceptual, staged and documentary photography. Recent exhibitions include Khalas, UNSW Galleries, University of New South Wales, Sydney (2018); Waqt al tagheer: Time of Change, ACE Open, Adelaide (2018); and Behold, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne and Horsham Regional Art Gallery, VIC (2017/2018). In 2015, Afshar received the National Photographic Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery.

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 about our Bella programs, designed exclusively for people with access requirements, at

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia acknowledges the
Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the traditional owners of the
land and waters upon which the MCA stands.

Image: Hoda Afshar, Remain (still), 2018, two-channel digital video, colour, sound.