The Red Queen opening at Dark MOFO

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Tasmania's newest winter festival is drawing ever-closer, with Martha Wainwright's June 13 show selling out yesterday (May 21) and Disney's Fantasia noted to be selling fast with more tickets released.

The inaugural Dark MOFO festival will kick off with the opening night of 'Conversations in the Dark' on June 12, as well as the world premiere of 'Vandemonium Lags' at Launceston's Princess Theatre and the first of the series of Dark MOFO films, A Hijacking.

Another significant event taking place during the festival is the opening of the major MONA exhibition, The Red Queen, on June 18 from 6:00 pm to midnight.

The Red Queen is an assembly of "yet-unseen" works from MONA's collection, major commissions and exciting loans, with the concept emerging from a comment that David Walsh made to curators about the fact that he built the museum as an attempt to understand why people make art.

The free-entry opening night will have food and music, with the exhibition to remain open until April 21 2014.

If you're making a holiday stop in Tasmania this winter, make sure to check out Dark MOFO from June 13 to 23 for large-scale public art, music, food and light!

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