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Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

Up close and personal

Museum of Contemporary Art
Museum of Contemporary Art
140 George Street , The Rocks NSW 2000
Creative studios, NCCL: Level 3

Friday 16 April 2021 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm Friday 23 April 2021 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm Friday 30 April 2021 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm Friday 7 May 2021 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm Friday 14 May 2021 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Get up close and personal with 10 of Australia’s most creative musicians at the MCA.

We’ve teamed up again with Dual Plover to present the second round of Up close and personal, a series of physically distanced contemporary sound events like you’ve never seen before.

Each 3 hour program will feature 2 musical acts, each playing for one and a half hours with a collaborative segue at the midway point. Entry will be staggered with a rotating audience experiencing a unique 20-minute experience only 1.5 metres away from some of Australia’s most innovative musicians. Performers include Eric Avery, Graham King, Shoeb Ahmad, Nicola Morton, Matt Earle, Loose-y Crunché, Papaphilia, Jim Denley, Monica Brooks, Laura Altman, Garry Bradbury and Phantom Chips.

Whip out your phone to livestream the event and share it on your socials using the hashtag #mcaupcloseandpersonal. The content captured will be compiled for an online audience.


  • Free, booking required – maximum of 2 tickets per person.

  • All ages welcome.

  • Each ticket gives you access to an intimate 20-minute experience. Due to capacity and the rotating nature of the audience, there may be wait times when you arrive.

  • Your confirmed ticket time slot can not be swapped.

  • If you are no longer able to attend the performance, please get in touch with us by emailing, so that we can offer your spot to someone else.

  • Tickets for each event will be released 1 week prior.


  • 16 April: Eric Avery & Graham King and Shoeb Ahmad

  • 23 April: Nicola Morton and Matt Earle

  • 30 April: Loose-y Crunché and Papaphilia

  • 7 May: Jim Denley and Monica Brooks & Laura Altman

  • 14 May: Garry Bradbury and Phantom Chips

Covid-safe information

The health and safety of visitors and staff is our main priority at the MCA. We are following government guidelines with regard to COVID-19 to ensure our visitors and staff are safe at all times. Please read our visitor safety information.

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Museum of Contemporary Art Australia


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