Colour Fields Pop Up Bar to Open at MCA

Circular Quay is getting a pop of colour when the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) opens its latest summer bar ‘Colour Fields’ from 3 November 2017.


Colour Fields is inspired by the Sydney International Art Series exhibition Pipilotti Rist: Sip my Ocean (1 November 2017 – 18 February 2018) offering Sydney-siders and visitors the chance to view the harbour in a different light.


Colour Fields follows on from the success of the Gin Garden in conjunction with Grayson Perry: My Pretty Little Art Career in 2015 and the Cherry Blossom Bar presented alongside Tatsuo Miyajima: Connect with Everything in 2016.


MCA Director, Elizabeth Ann Macgregor OBE said: ‘For our third summer pop-up, are working with some of the best creative talent to produce something that’s bold, ambitious and inspired.’


‘After experiencing the vibrant projections and installations of the pioneering Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist, we hope visitors will enjoy a cool drink at Colour Fields and see Circular Quay in a different light,’ Macgregor added.


To bring Colour Fields to life, MCA is collaborating with a star-studded lineup including the creative studio behind some of Sydney’s most remarkable happenings, Scoundrel Projects; the cheerful crew who have championed too many Australian musicians and DJs to mention, Future Classic; the Sydney folk who’ve encouraged us to put down that mobile and take a life-enriching short course, Work-Shop; and finally Culinary Edge, the passionate team behind MCA’s restaurant Graze which overlooks Circular Quay. 


Scoundrel Projects co-founder, James Dive said: ‘This MCA terrace space is without a doubt, the best blank canvas in Sydney. My favourite creativity is interruptive. So the opportunity to creatively interpret such an iconic location was irresistible.’


A vibrant menu has been created by Culinary Edge, the team behind Graze Restaurant. Visitors can celebrate summer in style with a carefully curated selection of cocktail classics with a contemporary twist and a range of bites and boards perfect for sharing.




Each Sunday from 5 November 2017 until 18 February 2018* from 4pm onwards *excluding 31 December 2017


Hot off the heels of three sell-out seasons, MCA and Future Classic have teamed up again for weekly Sunday sessions. Future Classic DJS + Friends will feature favourite local DJs including Andy Garvey, Ariane, Boogie Fingers & Bad Ezzy, Freda & Jackson, Future Classic DJs, Jack Shit, Keep It Disco DJs, Le Fruit, Moving House DJs, Nik Gray, Tia Newling and Vibe Positive DJs on the decks. Sundays Sets are free but get in early to avoid disappointment. If Sundays aren’t your thing, you can still vibe to Future Classic DJs with handpicked sounds and mixtapes on all other nights of the week.




Visitors will also have the chance to get creative with a range of Wednesday night classes brought to you by the Work-Shop team. Workshops including – Scents of Colour – DIY perfume-making, Rosé Appreciation masterclasses and Craft Singles – will help you unleash your inner awesome. Tickets on sale early October, visit




Colour Fields is available for functions, private hires and Christmas parties for groups of 60 or more on Monday and Tuesday evenings or for weekday lunches Monday to Friday. The fully styled venue works day and night, for multiple events and in all weather. For private hire enquiries, contact or (02) 9245 2480.


Visit Colour Fields from 3 November 2017. Open Wednesday to Sunday from 4pm.

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