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Sunday Territorian 11 Dec 2011



Sunday Territorian 11 Dec 2011


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www.sundayterritorian.com.au Sunday, December 11, 2011. Sunday Territorian. 33 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:11-DGE:33 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K Museum of New and Old Art on the Derwent River, Hobart a stinker You enter MONA by walking across a tennis court, through the metallic mirror entrance and into, surprise, a 60s family home. The Courtyard House was designed by Melbourne architect Roy Grounds for the original owner of the estate, winemaker Claudio Alcorso. None of the artworks in MONA has been labelled. Walsh says people dont label artworks in their living room and he takes the same philosophy with his gallery space. Instead you pull out the iPodlike O device you collected at the entrance which has a GPS function. As you wander through the gallery the O device will identify what you are looking at. On the O you can choose the Art Wank icon to get a critics interpretation of the artwork, or, you can listen to an interview with the actual artist. And, of course, you can have your say on whether you love or hate the piece. The O times how long you spend in front of an artwork and at the end of the tour will email you the details of all the artworks you saw. It now costs $20 to visit MONA but Tasmanians still get in for free. Walsh is not making money out of MONA, he is losing it. He has been funding it through a computerised gambling syndicate. He lives on site in a concealed dwelling. It is unclear what Walshs motivations were in creating MONA. Is it an extravagantly generous act of philanthropy, or the outrageous folly of an egotist with too much money on his hands? Probably it is both. What is clear is that it is worth hunting for cheap flights to Hobart to see MONA for yourself it is something Australia has never seen before. HONG KONG CITY OF LIFE DIRECT FULL SERVICE FLIGHT TO TO BOOK VISIT: darwintohongkong.com.au THIS IS A ONE OFF OPPORTUNITY DARWIN TO HONG KONG DIRECT ABOARD A QANTAS BOEING 737 CHARTER FLIGHT Departs January 21, returns January 28 Economy Air $1,495 return incl.Taxes Business Air $5,495 return incl.Taxes Experience Managed by: Supported by: For Terms and Conditions visit: