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Owner description: Mona - the Museum of Old and New Art - is Australia’s largest privately owned museum. It showcases owner David Walsh’s... more » Owner description: Mona - the Museum of Old and New Art - is Australia’s largest privately owned museum. It showcases owner David Walsh’s collection, which includes more than 2000 artworks, antiquities and ethnographic pieces. The collection ranges from Egyptian funerary objects to some of the world’s most infamous and thought-provoking contemporary art. Since opening in January 2011 it has welcomed more than 800,000 visitors. The 3.5 ha site, just north of Hobart, also includes the Ether Building Function Centre, Moorilla winery and vineyard, Cellar... Read More
Owner description: Mona - the Museum of Old and New Art - is Australia’s largest privately owned museum. It showcases owner David Walsh’s... more » Owner description: Mona - the Museum of Old and New Art - is Australia’s largest privately owned museum. It showcases owner David Walsh’s collection, which includes more than 2000 artworks, antiquities and ethnographic pieces. The collection ranges from Egyptian funerary objects to some of the world’s most infamous and thought-provoking contemporary art. Since opening in January 2011 it has welcomed more than 800,000 visitors. The 3.5 ha 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, Moo Brew microbrewery, The Source Restaurant, a 63-seat cinema, the Mona Library and gallery, as well as eight contemporary accommodation pavilions. Mona's next major exhibition 'The Red Queen' (June 19 2013 - April 21, 2014) is an assemblage of major commissions, exciting art loans and yet-unseen works from David Walsh's collection. The idea behind the exhibition is "art that explores why art is made". Is art necessary to human survival and evolution? « less
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