A rainbow-coloured pop up bar is coming to the MCA (Sydney)

Inspired by the Sydney International Art Series exhibition Pipilotti Rist: Sip My Ocean, which kicks off 1st November of this year, the harbourside Museum of Contemporary Art will be curating a special summer bar called Colour Fields for the public as well as private functions. The pop up joins the series of temporary bars which have been installed in front of the MCA to connect with various exhibitions in the past, including a Cherry Blossom bar presented with Tatsuo Miyajima’s Connect with Everything and, before that, a gin garden for Grayson Perry’s My Pretty Little Art Career.

Designed in collaboration with creative studio Scoundrel Projects as well as Future Classic, Work-Shop and Culinary Edge, Colour Fields will be operating out the front of MCA from 3rd November with an eye-catching rainbow pop, offering a special menu featuring classic cocktails “with a twist” along with a range of shared platters and smaller bites.

“This MCA terrace space is without a doubt, the best blank canvas space in Sydney”, said Scoundrel Projects co-founder James Dive. “My favourite creativity is interruptive, so the opportunity to creatively interpret such an iconic location as irresistable”.

For their third summer pop-up, MCA will also be bringing in a series of local DJs curated by Future Classic, which means the likes of Andy Garvey, Freda & Jackson, Keep It Disco DJs, Fingers & Bad Ezzy, and more will take to the bar, mostly for Sunday sessions, between 5th November 2017 and 18th February 2018 (from 4pm onwards; excludes NYE).

Then you’ve got Work-Shop’s involvement, which will see every Wednesday of the pop-up feature a new workshop, including “Scents of Colour” (DIY perfume-making) and a rosé appreciation masterclass. These will be ticketed though, so best head to the MCA site in advance and check the schedule.

Colour Fields

Where: Museum of Contemporary Art
When: From 3rd November; Wed-Sun from 4pm


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Chris Singh

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