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MONA
655 Main Road | Moorilla Estate, Berriedale, Glenorchy, Tasmania 7011, Australia
+61 3 6277 9900
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Owner description: Mona - the Museum of Old and New Art - is Australia's largest privately owned museum. It showcases owner David Walsh's collection, which includes more than 2000 artworks, antiquities and ethnographic pieces. The collection ranges from Egyptian funerary objects to some of the world's most infamous and thought-provoking contemporary art. Since opening in January 2011 it has welcomed more than 1.4 Million visitors. The 3.5 Ha site, just north of Hobart, also includes the Ether Building Function Centre, Moorilla winery and vineyard, Cellar Door, Wine Bar and Barrel Room, Void Bar, The Source Restaurant, a 63-seat cinema, the Mona Library and gallery, as well as eight contemporary accommodation pavilions. Until 6 July, 2015, Biennale of Moving Images Hobart, 2015 - 18 new works by 20 of the world's best video artists under 40 years of age. Amarna (2015) by James Turrell (born 1946 in Los Angeles, USA)- Amarna is one of a series of more than 80 Skyspace installations Turrell has built in high altitude and geographically isolated locations. MONA's work is the largest Skyspace to date and Turrell's southern-most installation. See MONA website for sequence times. 12 -22 June, 2015, Dark Mofo Since Neolithic times, seasonal winter solstice rites have been held to face the darkness and bring back the light. Mona - the Museum of Old and New Art - in Tasmania's winter festival Dark Mofo celebrates both ancient and contemporary mythologies, birth and death, fire and laser light - with some good music, art and food thrown in. The usual Mona obsessions, with a darker twist, in and around Hobart each June. MONA FOMA A summer festival of eclectic proportions: the Museum of Old and New Art Festival of Music and Art in Tasmania, Australia, is curated by Brian Ritchie (Violent Femmes) and brings a beguiling mixed-bag of music and art to the island state. From post-punk to avant-garde orchestras, inflatables, installations and performance art, MOFO sprawls unconventionally across Hobart each January. Mona is open Wednesday - Monday (closed Tuesdays) and operates from 10am - 5pm in winter, and 10am - 6pm throughout summer. Mona is currently on the winter operating hour schedule.
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“WOW!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

What a fantastic experience to visit this gallery. From the ride over in the huge high speed boat painted in camouflage colours to the walk up the stairs to the stunning modern works inside-this was an attraction to remember. This is a must do attraction to any visitor to Hobart-regardless of whether you are intere4sted in art.

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“A must visit ,but go with an open mind, you just might be educated”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

What an amazing place this is. All credit must go to the owner and staff.
To all the prudes out there that criticised Mona " get a life and open your minds ".
Some of the things you see may test your interpritation and understanding, but it is others peoples interpretation that you are experiencing and that is what makes us human.
As it has always been said " never let a day go by that you don't learn or experience one new thing ".
At Mona you will experience many in one day.
From the culture, to the food , wine and beer through to the gardens and surounds,

Geoff & Robyne

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“Mona”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

A person has to be very game to rate Mona. It is definitely in the eyes of the beholder. The Engineering and Architecture is a wonder compares more than favourably with the Getty Centre in LA California. As a traditionalist I found most of the "Art" a little different. But I would highly recommend a visit as it is definitely a dinner party subject.

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“Go in with an open mind”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Although I did not like (or maybe appreciate) everything that I saw at Mona, the pieces I did enjoy are still fresh in my mind. Many talking points in this museum, great to do with a group of friends and audio guide is a must. Weather didn't favor a ferry ride on the day, but what a great looking mode of transport!

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“One of my favourite museums”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

The boat ride to the museum is totally worth the ticket as you get a tour and spectacular views of the harbour and surrounding areas. The museum itself is incredible. I really liked how it was laid out allowing you to choose your direction. The handheld device was very convenient and gave you the freedom to be your own curator. A fun afternoon!

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