David Walsh

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Tasmania's Mona gets a major revamp – but will it lure the locals?
With a collection rehang and more kid-friendly public art, the gallery – which boosted tourism in the before-times – now hopes to bring in the neighbours

Jenny Valentish

30, Dec, 2020 @2:22 AM

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Dark Mofo v Hobart's mayor: 'We're all allowed to dream, Ron'
The festival’s rapid growth has left some residents uneasy, and prompted a war of words over ‘cheap threats’ to ‘censor art’

Brigid Delaney

24, Jun, 2018 @2:52 AM

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Dark Mofo's ideas festival brings out the pitchforks as speakers rage against machine | Stephanie Convery
Dick Smith locks horns with journalist Peter Mares on migration while David Walsh projects himself in the nude

Stephanie Convery

11, Jun, 2018 @6:00 PM

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Dark Mofo: Mona founder unperturbed by controversy over inverted crosses
Festival’s creative director Leigh Carmichael says provocation is part of museum’s DNA

Stephanie Convery

09, Jun, 2018 @1:27 AM

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Dark Mofo 2018 lineup: Laurie Anderson, St Vincent and a festival of 'dangerous thoughts'
After bringing death threats to its curators last year, the Hobart festival returns in June with an expanded program

Steph Harmon and Stephanie Convery

06, Apr, 2018 @10:22 PM

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Mona's David Walsh donates $250,000 to Tasmania’s anti-pokies movement
Multimillionaire gambler says he wants to ‘de-bias’ a state election that has seen large amounts spent on pro-pokies advertising

Adam Morton in Hobart

01, Mar, 2018 @6:33 AM

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Blinded by the light: James Turrell obliterates the senses in stunning new Mona wing
Mona owner David Walsh calls his $32m new wing ‘a testimonial to the power of light as art’

Brigid Delaney

25, Jan, 2018 @5:00 PM

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Mona Foma festival 2018: a tale of two cities told in parties and protest
From a melted Trump to a thrilling Violent Femmes collaboration, the 11-day Mofo festival spanning Launceston and Hobart was an eclectic summer soiree

Brigid Delaney

24, Jan, 2018 @2:29 AM

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Onesies for everyone: Mona's summer festival makes Launceston debut
With Violent Femmes, Gotye and a block party – and a cameo from a psychic convention – city is a fun fit for Mona Foma

Brigid Delaney

16, Jan, 2018 @2:25 AM

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‘Now I am what I used to criticise’: Mona's David Walsh plans major expansion
Walsh announces details of a hotel called Homo and moving summer festival Mofo from Hobart to Launceston

Steph Harmon

06, Jul, 2017 @7:17 AM

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‘The private life of art’: the Museum of Everything opens in Hobart
Initially innocuous, but dark and strange inside, the world’s first wandering museum, currently housed at Mona, is for the art that wasn’t meant to be seen

Brigid Delaney

13, Jun, 2017 @7:00 PM

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Mogwai, Ulver and 500 litres of blood headed to Tasmania in June as Dark Mofo returns
At sunrise and sunset each day, 550 loudspeakers lining Hobart’s waterfront will ring out with incantations from featured artists

Elle Hunt

07, Apr, 2017 @10:10 PM

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