Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
Located in the heart of Sydney Harbour, the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) is one of the top art venues in Sydney. Grand by design, it occupies a spectacular waterside Art Deco building that was once the headquarters of the Maritime Services Board. Its interior by contrast is unassumingly simple – with light, airy and modern gallery space and plenty of room to walk around. As Juan Davila, a Chilean-Australian artist and writer whose work is featured in the gallery, says, “I love MCA as it has always put the artist first.” Illustrator Bronte Rose admits that she gets inspired every time she visits. “The exhibitions are always ‘next level’, and the Artbar events (the MCA’s artist-driven evenings of art, music and performance) are beyond exciting.” General admission to the museum is free except for the major summer exhibition, the Sydney International Art Series. The MCA’s rooftop café is a must-visit for spectacular views of the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.