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Mona – Museum of Old and New Art

A world class museum of contemporary art and antiquities.

About

Mona is the playground and megaphone of Mona creator David Walsh, who grew up in Tasmania, dropped out of uni, played cards, won, did some other stuff, and opened a small museum of antiquities, to which no one came. He declared it a triumph and decided to expand. The result is Mona: a subterranean bunker housing Walsh’s private collection of art and antiquities; and a temple to secularism, rationalism, and talking crap about stuff you don’t know much about.

 

Mona is also home to the Moorilla winery, Source Restaurant, bars, cafe, accommodation pavilions and more (plus Moo Brew, an off site brewery).

We also host two festivals.

Each January, our summer festival, Mofo, unleashes an eclectic mix of music and art.

Come June, our Dark Mofo winter festival delves into centuries-old winter solstice rituals and celebrates the dark through art, music, food, film, light and noise.

Mona is located at 655 Main Road, Berriedale, Tasmania, Australia; a 15-minute drive from Hobart’s centre, or a 30-minute ride on our MR-1 fast ferry from Hobart’s Brooke Street Pier.

For more information, or to book transport, please visit the Mona website.

Artists
Death of Walsh
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Jamin

Visual artists

Explores political and social issues, absurdity and the general masquerade of visual culture
Image of Patrick Hall's sculpture 'When they lay me down'.
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Patrick Hall

Designers, Visual artists

Brings together the disparate art genres of poetry, cabinetry, sculpture, lighting and sound recording
Craig and trees
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Lisa Garland

Visual artists

Cultured and Manly Cufflinks 2
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Emma Bugg

Jewellers

jewellery designer that pairs conventional and unconventional materials.
Book cover of Below Tree Level
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Ben Walter

Writers


What’s on
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The Unmanned at Mona

Exhibitions

28 Feb 2018 - ongoing

655 Main Rd, Berriedale

An exhibition in two parts, recounting a history of technology: from the death of animal gods in 1542, to the extinction of the su…
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Simon Denny, Mine

Exhibitions

8 Jun 2019 - 13 Apr 2020

655 Main Rd, Berriedale

A journey underground, into a theme park of mining, data collection and augmented reality. The artist’s biggest exhibition yet.

Past events

John Waters_At Mona
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John Waters at Mona

Comedy

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655 Main Rd, Berriedale

The king of camp, the titan of trash, the auteur of outrage
Robert Forster at Mona
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Robert Forster at Mona

Live music + concerts

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655 Main Rd, Berriedale

Acclaimed songwriter Robert Forster is coming to Tassie
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Gorillas in Our Midst

Art + design markets, Exhibitions

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655 Main Rd, Berriedale

Step into the space between the way your mind works, and the way you think it works. And mind the gorillas.
Eat the Problem
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Eat the Problem

Exhibitions

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655 Main Rd, Berriedale

Invasive species: ecological nightmare, or delicious feast?
The Necks at Mona
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The Necks at Mona

Live music + concerts

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655 Main Rd, Berriedale

Revered, renowned, returning to Mona.
Warhol: Bullet Karma
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Warhol: Bullet Karma at Mona

Theatre + dance

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655 Main Rd, Berriedale

One man, many characters (but mostly Andy Warhol).
Robyn_Hitchcock_at_Mona
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Robyn Hitchcock at Mona

Live music + concerts

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655 Main Rd, Berriedale

The musician’s musician’s musician.
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SKETY: JAM

Live music + concerts

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655 Main Rd, Berriedale

Jazz at MONA
spectra [tasmania], 2013, Ryoji Ikeda
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Spectra (Tasmania)

Exhibitions

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655 Main Rd, Berriedale

The towering pillar of light reaching into the night sky returns.
The Necks at Mona
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The Necks at Mona

Live music + concerts

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655 Main Rd, Berriedale

Australia’s best-known jazz improv ensemble.
Grigoryan Brothers at Mona
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The Grigoryan Brothers at Mona

Live music + concerts

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655 Main Rd, Berriedale

Australia’s leading guitar-toting bros are returning to the classics. And to Mona.
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Ben Salter

Live music + concerts

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655 Main Rd, Berriedale

Indie rock, dark folk and a voice to kill for. A Walshie favourite.
Mofo at Mona
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Mofo at Mona

Live music + concerts

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655 Main Rd, Berriedale

Ode to Tracey, digital archive print
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Seven Sisters: The Sailing Ones

Exhibitions

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655 Main Rd, Berriedale

exhibition by Liam James, winner of the 2014 MONA Scholarship
The Discovery 6Tent
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The Discovery 6Tet

Live music + concerts

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655 Main Rd, Berriedale

Classical strings with a Sidney Nolan backdrop on the MONA rooftop
MoMa_Treasure_Island_Trailer_Park_Party
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MoMa (Mona Market)

Art + design markets

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4 Alcorso Drive, Berriedale

At MoMa 2018, we’re flipping the script.
Violent Femmes
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Violent Femmes

Live music + concerts

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655 Main Rd, Berriedale

A MOFO sideshow
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Mona – Museum of Old and New Art

655 Main Rd, Berriedale, Tasmania, Australia

AMARNA (2015) – James Turrell

655 Main Rd, Berriedale

Hound in the Hunt

655 Main Rd, Berriedale

The Unmanned at Mona

655 Main Rd, Berriedale

Simon Denny, Mine

655 Main Rd, Berriedale

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