Hobart’s winter solstice festival both celebrates and illuminates the dark.
More than 1.7 million people have visited the Museum of Old and New Art since it opened in 2011. Founded by art collector David Walsh, MONA has been a tourism game-changer for Tasmania. Hobart will again be the epicentre of activity when cultural event Dark Mofo returns from June 10 to 21. The edgy midwinter festival attracted more than 270,000 people last year to events and installations such as James Turrell’s Amarna.
If you only see five Dark Mofo events…
For 10 days an unused space at Macquarie Point will be transformed into an industrial-themed creative playground with immersive and interactive installations by artists from Japan, the UK and Brazil.
WHEN June 10-19
WHERE Macquarie Point
City of Hobart Dark Mofo Winter Feast
A number of guest chefs, led by MONA’s Vince Trim, will use age-old cooking traditions to dish up delectable street fare showcasing the best regional and seasonal produce.
WHEN June 15-1
WHERE Princes Wharf 1
SEE ALSO: Dark Mofo 2016 Highlights
￼Seven new installations created specifically for MONA will be part of this exhibition by Melbourne artist Cameron Robbins to coincide with Dark Mofo.
WHEN May 18-August 29
Catch a performance by American electronica artist Chelsea Wolfe at Hobart’s historic Odeon Theatre.
WHEN June 17
WHERE Odeon Theatre
￼TMAG’s flagship winter exhibition will feature works from a host of national and international artists, including South African printmaker and animator William Kentridge, Australian photographer Rosemary Laing and British artist Tacita Dean.
WHEN June 10-November 20
WHERE Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery
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