MONA ~ Hobart ~ Tasmania

On our second day in Hobart, we visited MONA.  Basically, some filthy rich guy bought a peninsula north of town and built this museum.  He has some amazing Egyptian relics that are mixed in with all sorts of ‘new’ art.  I’ve put in quite a few pics, but spared all the ones that weren’t ‘G’ rated, like the line-up of hundreds of plaster castings of different women’s privates.  And many pictures of penises.

Throughout the trip we heard people talking about it.  The basic take on it: it is something different, you should go.  I don’t know that we would recommend going, but it is something.

I don’t get art.  Maybe I am too left-brained.  Give me a nice landscape any day!

There is a winery and they brew beer and have a restaurant, also.  We were too late for tasting, but it is a beautiful set-up.

 

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This might have been my favorite installation.

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Inside was a round area of tree roots evenly spaced around the central structure

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Winery and restaurant

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Entrance.  The place is built down into the hill.

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Bar in the basement

 

This was my favorite indoor installation.  The software that must run the water droplets…  really amazing.

 

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Lead and glass (I think)

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The big traveling show that is exhibiting now is ‘Gilbert and George’

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An example of the Egyptian art and relics

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The resident echidna!  ok, we were 4 vets.  He got a lot of attention 🙂

 

Video of the little creature!!

 

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