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Dark Mofo

Darker. Weirder.

About

Celebrating both ancient and contemporary mythologies, Mona’s midwinter festival Dark Mofo entices an annual pilgrimage south to Tasmania to embrace the dark through large-scale public art, food, film, music, light and noise.

Dark Mofo runs in and around Hobart, featuring several precincts including the subversive adult Disneyland of the Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Mona’s industrial public art playground Dark Park, the Winter Feast precinct, and more.

The 2016 festival artistic highlights included Cameron Robbins, Mike Parr, United Visual Artists, Grupo EmpreZa, Ryoji Ikeda, Tim Hecker, and Michaela Gleave. Music highlights include ZHU, Savages, Chelsea Wolfe, Lubomyr Melnyk, Cult of Fire, Jarboe, Tribulation, Dead Congregation, Inverloch, and Henryk Górecki’s Symphony No. 3, among more.

For foodies, The City of Hobart Dark Mofo Winter Feast served a communal banquet, with a focus on flame-grilled street food and festivity across Princes Wharf Shed No.1 (PW1), Castray Esplanade and Salamanca Lawns.

Dark Mofo stand-alone events include dropping your dacks for the Nude Solstice Swim, the late-night bacchanal Blacklist, and more. www.darkmofo.net.au

What’s on

Past events

The Last Bastion
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The Last Bastion

Live music + concerts

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77 Salamanca Place, Battery Point

A Dark Mofo Event
Outposts
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Outposts

Exhibitions

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77 Salamanca Place, Battery Point

A Dark Mofo Event
Beattie Studios, Beattie’s Port Arthur Museum
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Death Mask

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103 Hampden Road, Battery Point

Tree 5&6
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Milan Milojevic: Wunderkammerama

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LOT 2 Rosny Hill Road, Rosny Park

Dark Mofo presents this collection by acclaimed artist Milan Milojevic
Ceremonial hat worn for eating finger cheese, still from HD video
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Big Cheese

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27 Tasma Street, North Hobart

Why is there always cheese at exhibition openings?
Neither Here Nor There
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Neither Here Nor There

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4 Liverpool St, Hobart TAS 7000

artistic minds merge in confined spaces.
Maggie James
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Hal’cyon

Theatre + dance

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Odeon Theatre, Liverpool Street

Event for a Stage, location photograph, live performance, film and radio work
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Event for a Stage

Theatre + dance

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275 Elizabeth Street, North Hobart

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
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Opening night at the museum

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Dunn Place, Hobart

Celebrate the opening of the Tempest exhibition at TMAG
Divination
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Divination

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8a Evans Street, Hobart

A romantic mutiny in a maelstrom of data.
weather #4 C Type photograph
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Tempest

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Dunn Place, Hobart

Savages group photo
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Savages (UK)

Live music + concerts

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167 Liverpool Street, West Hobart

Dark Park - Macquarie Point, Hobart
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Dark Park

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8a Evans Street, Hobart

Dark Mofo’s industrial public art playground
Chelsea Wolfe Photo: Kristin Cofer Image courtesy of the artist and Dark Mofo
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Chelsea Wolfe

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167 Liverpool Street, West Hobart

Woven cable ties and irrigation tubing
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Lucy Irvine: Made of Holes

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LOT 2 Rosny Hill Road, Rosny Park

Obelisk-esque sculptural work for Dark Mofo 2016.
Lovers
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envelop(e)

Exhibitions

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27 Tasma Street, North Hobart

envelop(e) is a group exhibition of sound and light works
Orlando
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Orlando

Theatre + dance

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

Theatrical mavericks THE RABBLE bring us a hallucinatory reworking of Virginia Woolf ’s classic gender-bending parable
Ashes to Ashes
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Ashes to Ashes

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103 Hampden Road, Battery Point

Funeral
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Funeral

Theatre + dance

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Salamanca Arts Centre, Salamanca Place

The Discovery 6Tent
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The Discovery 6Tet

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655 Main Rd, Berriedale

Classical strings with a Sidney Nolan backdrop on the MONA rooftop
John Kelly
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Beyond Woop Woop

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Dunn Place, Hobart

An exhibition of works by John Kelly
The Kettering Incident
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The Kettering Incident

Theatre + dance

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167 Liverpool Street, Hobart

Directed by Rowan Woods & Tony Krawitz
Dark Mofo Films
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Dark Mofo Films

Theatre + dance

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375 Elizabeth Street, North Hobart

Angry Electrons
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Angry Electrons

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37 Hunter Street, Hobart

Jason James
Radiant Heat
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Radiant Heat

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37 Hunter Street, Hobart

Lucy Bleach
Blind Boy Dreaming Aloud
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Giidanyba by Tyrone Sheather

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Lower Domain Road, Queens Domain

Presented by Salamanca Arts Centre and Dark Mofo.
Helen Gillet
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The Witching Hour – Helen Gillet

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23 Murray Street, Hobart

improvisational cello performance to celebrate the winter solstice.
The Witches
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The Witches

Theatre + dance

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Salamanca Arts Centre, Salamanca Place

By Roald Dahl
Hot House
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The Hot House

Workshops + seminars

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Battery Point, Tasmania

Bass Bath
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Dark Park – Bass Bath

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8a Evans Street, Hobart

Byron J Scullin + Supple Fox
Black List
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Blacklist

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