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Visit to MONA in Hobart

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A couple of weeks ago I flew down to Hobart to visit a girlfriend and check out MONA, The Museum of New Art which I’ve been reading about for over a year now. The genius guy who is responsible for the creation of this world class museum is David Walsh. Apparently born with an ability to memorise numbers and hands in a deck of cards, he made all of his money at casinos around the world. He decided to dig into the sandstone cliff just north of the city of Hobart, Tasmania, and hauled in the architects to build what is now a 3 storey expanse filled with new and ancient art – nothing in between. I’m not sure which was most impressive, the diverse and ‘in your face’ art work which is creating worldwide mixed and strong reviews, or the architecture which is a combination of steel, sandstone and glass. Nothing has been left overseen with attention to detail everywhere. Upon entering you are handed an iPod with an interactive screen to read about each art work (the iPod can detect where you are in the Museum). You can update the iPod with your opinion of weather each particular work is a like or not then have this information emailed to you. The shows are periodically renewed and unfortunately I wasn’t there to see the ‘Wall of Vaginas’. I highly recommend the visit, both Hobart and MONA are on my regular to do list. T

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RAYGUN PROJECTS is an artist run initiative run by artists Alexandra Lawson and Tarn McLean located in the CBD of Toowoomba, Australia. 2011-2018.

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