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  • Museum of Contemporary Art - featuring the Game of Thrones Exhibition

    Posted by Casey D'Souza July 2, 2014 - 354 views - 0 comments - 1 like - #family  #sydney  #art  #culture  #exhibition  #MCA 

    The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) features contemporary art from all across Australia and the world. Located close to Circular Quay station, with a perfect view of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, spending the day at the MCA allows you to immerse yourself in art and culture. The MCA routinely has various exhibitions, collections, guided tours, spotlight talks on specific artworks, events specifically for kids and families and artbar, where the MCA becomes part of performance art.

     

     

     

     

    For the last two days the MCA has attracted a multitude of guests from all around New South Wales specifically for the Game of Thrones (GoT) Exhibition world tour, stopping in Sydney. Visitors drove over three hours from places like Newcastle and Canberra just to experience the exhibition. The wait in queues to enter the exhibition lasted over four hours, so be sure to come equipped with food and water. The long wait was made bearable under sunny skies with views of the harbour and finally experiencing the phenomenal artefacts from all four seasons of the show, was well worth it!

     

     

     

     

     

    The exhibition displayed costumes including the dresses, cloaks and armour worn by the characters along with crossbows, daggers, swords and other weaponry. Models of dragons, other animals and other artefacts like maps were also displayed. The highlights would have to be sitting on the infamous Iron Throne and the Occulus Rift where fans could virtually interact with the wall expericing it in 360 panoramic views. The GoT Exhibition only calls Sydney home until the 5th of July, so if you’re a fan be sure to get there soon. The hours for the exhibition are from 10am to 8pm, longer than the MCA’s usual trading hours.

     

     

     

     

    The MCA is also home to Volume One: MCA Collection, an entire floor that permanently presents work from over 130 Australian artists. The collection features a range of types of art including film and video installations, wall paintings, and performative art, all with different cultural voices. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, from woven bags and baskets to intricate bark paintings is also highlighted in the collection.

     

     

     

     

    Entry to the MCA is free and the exhibitions are constantly changing so be sure to keep updated on the dates of various exhibitions and visit the information desk at the entrance of the building for specific details. The MCA is open from 10am – 5pm from Mondays – Wednesdays and Fridays – Sundays and 10am – 9pm on Thursdays.

     

     

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