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No jab, no job: David Walsh mandates Covid vaccination for all Mona staff
The owner of the Hobart gallery penned a colourful memo defending his decision, which has renewed discussion on the legality of compulsory vaccination

Kelly Burke

02, Sep, 2021 @7:18 AM

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Artist Sally Rees unveils her inner crone: ‘We need to embrace being cranky and terrifying’
The Tasmanian artist’s new exhibition at Mona responds to archetypes of older women with courage, benevolence and transgression

Elissa Blake

18, Jun, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Dark Mofo: Tony Albert and Reko Rennie among artists demanding change at Mona
Brook Andrew and Kira Puru are also among the 2,000 signatories who say they will boycott the Tasmanian museum and its festivals unless their demands are met

Stephanie Convery

24, Mar, 2021 @5:59 AM

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Mona Foma 2021: summer festival skimps on shock and awe to thrust Tasmanian music and art into limelight
Pandemic forces the art institution’s annual event to embrace the ‘hyperlocal’

Stephanie Convery in Launceston

17, Jan, 2021 @9:56 PM

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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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Tim alone: Mona's human artwork is still sitting in an empty gallery for six hours a day
Since 2011 the tattooed man has spent each day of his long Tasmanian seasons sitting on a plinth on a mezzanine. The lockdown hasn’t stopped him

Celina Ribeiro

21, Apr, 2020 @5:30 PM

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Dark Mofo cancels 2020 event amid coronavirus fears to ensure long-term survival
‘If we ran Dark and nobody came, I’d lose $5 million or more,’ Mona owner David Walsh says

Steph Harmon

10, Mar, 2020 @11:12 PM

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Mona Foma review – utter nonsense on paper, but somehow it all makes sense
From giant inflatable swans to watching films as the smell of a urinal wafts up your nostrils, Mona’s summer festival is a heady cocktail of absurdities

Brodie Lancaster

21, Jan, 2020 @1:02 AM

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'Real' violence: coming to grips with the ethics of virtual reality brutality
Two VR artworks at this year’s Dark Mofo ask the viewer to endure confronting simulations. Are we complicit if they give us a thrill?

Jenny Valentish

21, Jun, 2019 @10:00 PM

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Inflatable penises, latex pigs and a Justin Bieber shrine: Dark Mofo's wildest rides
Winter arts festival presents myriad experiences and events to soothe and stimulate

Marcus Teague, Clem Bastow, Shaad D'Souza, Steph Harmon

19, Jun, 2019 @4:06 AM

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From giant board games to Amazon’s worker cage: Simon Denny’s dark arts
Mona’s new subterranean exhibition from the New Zealand sculptor drills down on the ethics of mining for minerals and data

Stephanie Convery

12, Jun, 2019 @3:57 AM

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Dark and Dangerous Thoughts: Dark Mofo's ideas festival has a split personality
This year’s program feels like it’s trying to force two sets of opposing views together in curatorial harmony

Stephanie Convery

07, Jun, 2019 @1:23 AM

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