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Mona

655 Main Rd | Moorilla Estate, Berriedale, Glenorchy, Tasmania 7011, Australia
+61 3 6277 9900
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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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“modern art” (332 reviews)
“ferry ride” (280 reviews)
“on display” (153 reviews)
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655 Main Rd | Moorilla Estate, Berriedale, Glenorchy, Tasmania 7011, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Controversial; some of it yes, wonderful and thought provoking yes that is exactly what it is. I was totally blown away with this art work and take my hat off to the ingenious person behind it. Caught the ferry across in the posh pit, all...More

Thank Nev60
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had heard mixed reviews but we spent considerable time there and while we wouldn't enjoy somethings in our home, all were there for a purpose. We came away with so many amazing visual images and wished we had another day free to revisit. Our...More

Thank jt2407
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you're into contemporary art, give this a miss. If you want an art theme park, then give a whirl. Goes to show that $70m does not buy a decent curator.

Thank charles_jackson_uk
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Ferry ride over was lovely. Staff were friendly but the artwork was meh to me at best. The way the building is cut into the sandstone was quite incredible but the way you walk through to view the artwork was quite confusing and there were...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 days ago

Put aside a day and take your time to enjoy and experience some really unusual art exhibits the use of technology to allow you to view and understand what you are looking at is great.. May be a little confrontational for some, but does invoke...More

Thank Ray C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great it will open your thoughts. Art as it should be, no restrictions or limitations. Make sure you see the whole display.

Thank Bobbycburch
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went the whole hog and travelled from Hobart on the ferry in the Posh Pit and it was a great trip. I found Mona itself to be very interesting, especially how it was cut into the sandstone peninsula. The art itself I wasn't impressed...More

Thank Chris4201
Reviewed 6 days ago

While we arrived too late for the Gallery, the venue was excellent for the wedding reception we attended. Food, service and views all superb!

Thank Craig W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to MONA because well you have too! Not my cup of tea but glad I went. Art is different for everyone but some of this stuff is just weird. Impressive collection and eye opening.

Thank Tim R
Reviewed 1 week ago

A real highlight of our 5 day visit to Hobart. This is not an ordinary gallery and as such provides a very different perspective of the displays which are thought provoking and definitely out of the ordinary. The Museum of Everything is currently on and...More

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lockyers2015
August 22, 2017|
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Response from AMANDA L | Reviewed this property |
Mona is pram friendly . A beautiful grassed area to sit, ideal for a young one to play on while you enjoy a drink or food. There are steps leading up from the ferry , you might want to enquire if there is a lift as I'm... More
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empress_cherry
February 22, 2017|
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Response from Tracy G | Reviewed this property |
Yep no problem and it is sensory overload in a good way but we popped out for lunch then back in. Take time and enjoy!
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jlcoco
January 28, 2017|
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Response from LRom4U | Reviewed this property |
Hello. You would be able to walk through the whole gallery, while stopping around a few things of interest in 90 minutes. It depends on a few things such as attendance. If there are a lot of people, some walkways create... More
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