MONA – HOBART, TASMANIA

September 6, 2011

Wow – what a commitment! Carved off the end of a peninsula on the Derwent river, architect Nonda Katsalidis has done an amazing job making a home for David Walsh’s private museum. I recently joined a group of Young Ambassadors from Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art down to Hobart, and we were all blown away by the collection – it’s big and bold…… with a lot about sex and poo. The presentation of the work is so impressive, and the use of their “O” app on an Ipod is great, especially given the diversity of media. Emerging after several hours, my mind was spinning. I’m not sure whether due to the intensity of the collection, or the fact it was like being in a mine (it was so dark!) A much recommended trip.

 

 

Author: Nick tobias