AAP Image/Dark Mofo and MONA Museum of Old and New Art
Every year, tens of thousands travel to art events throughout Tasmania. These unique festival landscapes change the way we experience the world – and ourselves.
The Wilds at Rising Festival will be closed during Melbourne’s seven day lockdown.
Melbourne’s snap-lockdown proves festivals are still vulnerable. If the government doesn’t provide insurance, arts organisations may decide it’s not worth the risk.
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Spanish artist Santiago Sierra’s request for the blood of First Nations’ people in a now cancelled artwork prompted widespread disgust. We need Black curators who work from community standpoints.
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The cancellation of cultural events will be devastating for artists and arts workers. A $186 million stimulus package could help stem the damage.
A still from Gough’s video Hunting Ground (pastoral).
This major exhibition examines Tasmania’s overlooked history of dispossession and frontier war.
Mona Confessional 2016 – 19. The art unveiled for this year’s Dark Mofo is a disturbing journey into our future.
Mona’s new subterranean extension adds a compelling dimension to the art of Dark Mofo 2019. Upstairs, a series of interactive sculptures contemplates our automated future.
Most of MONA’s interstate visitors go to the museum without stopping in the nearby suburbs.
MONA could encourage more low-income visitors by making entry free for all concession card owners.
Gianni Colombo, Spazio Elastico / Elastic Space, 1966-7.
Image courtesy Museum of Old and New Art (Mona).
In a Journey to Freedom, 13 artists give expression to the experience of imprisonment. In Zero, artists are seeking to escape the past.
Chris Levine’s iy_project at Hobart’s Dark Mofo.
Dark Mofo/Lusy Productions, 2017 Image Courtesy Dark Mofo, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Hobart’s Dark Mofo deals with plenty of challenging subjects but seeing it with a child can highlight the wonder of intuitively experiencing art.
Untitled (all), Hans-Jörg Georgi, 2010–15, Courtesy of The Museum of Everything.
Moorilla Gallery, Courtesy of Atelier Goldstein and The Museum of Everything (installation by Lutz Pillong)
MONA’s latest exhibition draws on the work of people - patients, housewives, hermits - who were compelled to create, raising age-old questions about how we define art.
One of Hermann Nitsch’s previous works, the Orgies Mysteries Theatre in Italy, 2015.
There is a history of mistreatment of animals in the name of art. But isn’t it about time artists made their point about human domination without themselves asserting dominance over beasts?
Visitors take in Cameron Robbins’ Field Lines at the Museum of Old and New Art.
Hobart’s winter festival explores darkness, storms and the very nature of the universe, with artwork performed in an asylum; echoing the elements and conceived while on a residency at Geneva’s Centre for Nuclear Research.
Antony and the Johnsons fit perfectly within the world of Dark Mofo.
Images courtesy of Dark Mofo
Transgender artist Antony Hegarty has successfully used her notoriety to publicly address issues close to her, including transgender politics, ecological consciousness and indigenous spirituality.
So cold it’s hot … The Winter Feast crowd fan the flames at Dark MOFO 2014.
MONA/Rémi Chauvin Image Courtesy MONA Museum of Old and New Art,
We’re not short on festivals in Australia, so new events need to make their presence felt. What’s the secret of Dark Mofo, which is about to enjoy its third outing?