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Hobart MONA

1/The Museum of New and Ancient Art (MONA) is in the northern suburbs of Hobart. The size of MONA surprises you, because from a distance, it does not seem to be very large.

Hobart MONA

2/ When you at last arrive, you discover a range of buildings each using different materials, colors and styles. This is your first hint that MONA is full of surprises.

Hobart MONA

3/ In all directions you see angles showing the strong link between Architecture and Art.

Hobart MONA

4/ The first exhibit I saw was this truck, made out of wire. This was a good indication that MONA would have many completely new ideas about Art.

Hobart MONA

5/ Just outside the entrance was the tennis court. MONA tries to link both Sport and Art.

Hobart MONA

6/ The stairway to the boat landing was a plethora of angles, colours and textures. This again showed the old link between Art and Architecture. As you descend the stairway, you at last start to realize just how large MONA really is.

Hobart MONA

7/ The view up from the boat landing showed that MONA was integrated into the rock of the river.

Hobart MONA

8/ Even the boat landing was a piece of modern sculpture.

Hobart MONA

9/ Even the location of MONA was well chosen, as from every direction there were great views.

Hobart MONA

10/ I interpreted this view as showing how MONA is integrated into Nature.

Hobart MONA

11/ Looking West you can see the northern suburbs of Hobart.

Hobart MONA

12/The entrance into MONA is through this cult faceted, glass, building sculpture.

 

Hobart MONA

1/ Everything you experience in MONA is full of surprises. This display seemed quite conventional, until you realized that it is made out of the ruins of Horrors of Hiroshima.

Hobart MONA

2/ This motion, cinemedia triptych contained a strange juxtaposition of beauty, admidst violence.

Hobart MONA

3/ This triptypch showed a modern train travelling through a variety of exotic landscapes.

Hobart MONA

4/ This picture showed subtle, but continuous motion. It is likely that future Art will be moving.

Hobart MONA

5/ These three exotic crystals were self illuminated for the enhanced visual effect.

Hobart MONA

6/ This display was a strange mixture of 2D and 3D styles and presentations.

Hobart MONA

7/ This seven piece motion art work was like looking through a train window.

Hobart MONA

8/ I have seen many fat people in slim cars, but I have never seen a fat car.

Hobart MONA

9/ The mummy was enclosed in a dark space, which you entered, as if it were a tomb.

Hobart MONA

10/ The mummy was presented as both an X ray and a sculpture showing the link between the new and old kinds of Art.

Hobart MONA

11/ This ancient Egyptian chest was present with a modern art piece to show the link between ancient and modern Art, which is a key theme of MONA.

Hobart MONA

12/ This dress was presented with electrical equipment to show the link between Art and Science.

Hobart MONA

13/ This filing cabinet represented a new interpretation of what can be viewed as Art.

Hobart MONA

14/ This abstract sculpture was capable of many different interpretations.

Hobart MONA

15/ It took many people a while to realise that this was not a library, but a new form of Art.

Hobart MONA

16/ This water fountain spelt out a wide variety of modern words.

Hobart MONA

17/ This sphere was presented in a way that was capable of many different interpretations.

Hobart MONA

18/ This strange pastel like drawing showed that simple colours can still make great Art.

Hobart MONA

19/ The show piece of MONA is this vast collage by Sydney Nolan. It shows a dreamtime snake.

Hobart MONA

20/ This strange creation can be interpreted as a person, a flower or even a bird.

Hobart MONA

21/ Many people did not realise that this sad, little boy was in fact a confronting, new sculpture.

 

Berridale Bay Hobart

1/ The Derwent River has many moods. This is a tranquil view across Berriedale Bay to the east.

Berridale Bay Hobart

2/ This is looking east across Berriedale Bay to Mount Clarence and Otago.

Berridale Bay Hobart

3/ This is looking north over Berriedale Bay. There is a lot of bird life on the Derwent River.

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