MONA- Museum of Old and New Art – Hobart, Tasmania

MONA is the major attraction in Hobart at the moment. The Museum of Old and New Art is spectacularly set on a peninsula just north of Hobart on the River Derwent. Surrounded by waterways, an established vineyard and parklands it is quite a sight, especially if arriving by boat. Contemporary art is always a bit hit and miss but this amazing 5 level purpose-built space carries the weight of expectation with ease. There is an amazing darkness about the flowing rooms that just makes you feel that you are in the coolest building in the world. Lots of great angles, stairs, light variations, textures and.. some very interesting art. Whilst varying in degrees of  attraction and controversy there is something for everyone here. Huge light filled screens, strobe animation, high-tech water features with news feeds made from water droplets, musical performances, paintings, drawings, carvings, sculptures, taxidermy mobiles and more. This is simply a very worthwhile destination.

 

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