Australia's largest privately-owned museum showcases owner David Walsh's collection including modern and contemporary artworks, antiquities and ethnographic pieces. Opening in 2011, Monanism is the permanent, evolving collection: highlights and lowlights, curated by David Walsh, Olivier Varenne, Nicole Durling and the Mona team.
The 3.5ha site, just north of Hobart, also includes the Ether Building Function Centre, Moorilla winery and vineyard, Cellar Door, Wine Bar and Barrel Room, Void Bar, a 63-seat cinema, Cinemona, The Source Restaurant, Mona Library and Gallery, as well as eight contemporary accommodation pavilions. Off-site and nearby is the Moo Brew brewery in Bridgewater.
Mona also hosts two festivals each year; the annual Mona Foma music and arts festival in January and Dark Mofo, timed to coincide with the winter solstice in June.
MoMa - The Mona Market, runs each Sunday between 20 January 2016 - 16 April 2017, 11am - 4pm. The Market exhibits a range of unexpected and unique Tasmanian artisan keepsakes and fantastic local food.
Ancient, modern and contemporary art. 'Monanism' the permanent collection evolving over time.
Amarna (2015) by James Turrell, at Mona
Amarna is one of a series of more than 80 Skyspace installations Turrell has built in high altitude and geographically isolated locations. See website for sequence times.
Winter opening hours (End of April to October): 10am to 5pm, closed Tuesdays and Christmas day.
Summer opening hours (Early October to End of April): 10am to 6pm, closed Tuesdays and Christmas day.
Visitors can get to Mona via ferry, bus, car or bike. Visit the website for the latest bus and ferry departure ...read more
Quirky as heck private museum/gallery just up from Hobart which is totally worth a visit. The evolving permanent exhibition is great, definitely has some good talking pieces you won't be forgetting anytime soon. And the temporary exhibits can be pretty interesting too. Stop by the bar to try their own wines and beers from the on site brewery and vineyard- they're pretty good.