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A blog about things that relate to Mona, and that don’t.

Mona, Museum of Old and New Art
655 Main Road Berriedale
Hobart Tasmania 7011
Australia

+61 (0) 3 6277 9900
info@mona.net.au
mona.net.au 

 

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  1. hobart tennis club is hosting the Australian Open 2012 in August this year and given its synergies as the first tennis court in Australia and the connection between the old and new game and the current world champion is from Tasmania i reckon we should call this years open The MONA Australian Real Tennis Open 2012 !!
    further the Hobart Tennis Court is the only one in the World to feature as part of its fabric a genuine art work being the Grille Painting of the Druid / Gothic Monk by Luke Wagner apart from Greentree in Rhode Island which houses The Whitney familys Van Gophs in the Dedans!
    the synergies are palpable !
    seven of the top ten players in the world from overseas are already coming
    what do others think?

  2. J’ai visité le M.O.N.A. en janvier dernier… Je n’ai jamais été aussi impressionné!
    Merci à David Walsh pour sa folie et son audace. Tout fait de ce musée le plus audacieux du monde: Le site, l’architecture, l’accrochage, l’éclairage et le choix des artistes!

    J’y invite tous les gens de la planète qui ont le coeur qui bat pour l’art actuel…
    Au rythme du monde… au bout du monde!

    Merci pour votre exubérante générosité!

  3. I would like to Thank David for the wonderful weekend of music, food, sites to fill the ears. eyes, mind and soul! I feel so lucky to have had the privilege. My daughter Jasmine is over from London for this week and it was a perfect present. Cheers, Carolyn

  4. I am quite amazed that you blogged your personal snipes Dec. 5 2012 on this public MONA blog.
    It was a wedding chrissakes. The first paragraph about “art wanking” was thorough and well intentioned and you finished it up nicely saying how everybody should and could keep an open mind about viewing the art. Regarding “art wanking” It doesn’t hurt to provide and select facts that inherently conceptualise. In many instances a ‘place in history’ note adds to an experience and art can and should be viewed many many times and the “art wank” cards are optional to read. “Art Wanking” or “Gonzo” writing sounds very blow-hard and cynical among other things.

  5. My partner and our 11 year old daughter went to MONA on Saturday. WOW. Absolutely blown away with the entire experience. Aside from the stunning artwork on dospliay, not only was it very accessible by the $20 entry fee, but the fact that the only ‘rules’ were that we were welcome to take pictures (no flash) and not to touch pieces… and fair enough. It was an entry based on trust that we are all generally good people that we will respect stuff. A refreshing change! What a wonderful place and experience. No artwank here!

  6. Am looking forward to the fabulous Middle Eastern sounds of John Robinson and Bukhu of Horse and Wood. They’re absolutely amazingly talented musicians with John on Oud, Bazouki and Saz and Bukhu’s gift of traditional Mongolian throat singing combined with alluring sounds of horse fiddle make the combination an aesthetic wonderful afternoon of music. A must see!

  7. I purchased your book yesterday. I read it whilst flying home to Cairns from Melbourne. Well done a great first book. I particularly enjoyed your tales of your family. I married Olga your mothers sister eldest son. We are divorced now as one dose. However we have to sons. One is 23 and a wizz with maths the other is an artist coining an animation degree At Griffith university he looks identical to your brother Timothy. Wow I had goosebumps reading it and seeing Timothy.

  8. I purchased your book yesterday. I read it whilst flying home to Cairns from Melbourne. Well done a great first book. I particularly enjoyed your tales of your family. I married Olga your mothers sister eldest son. We are divorced now as one dose. However we have two sons. One is 23 and a wizz with maths the other is an artist completing an animation degree At Griffith university he looks identical to your brother Timothy. Wow I had goosebumps reading it and seeing Timothy.

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