Jul
19
2013

MONA, the Museum of Old and New Art, is one of Tasmania's greatest treasures. Full of antiquities, contemporary and modern art, it's a haven for those seeking inspiration.

If you're a lover of the arts, you won't be disappointed. There are always a number of fantastic exhibitions on show that often take the less traditional route and truly challenge the viewer or audience.

One of the most exciting exhibitions currently on display is The Red Queen, running until April 21, 2014. This exhibition is inspired by the Red Queen from Lewis Carroll's 'Through the Looking Glass,' and examines human nature and behaviour and how we come to grips with the world around us.

There's also the Beam in Thine Own Eye exhibition, which you'll have to hustle to see as it finishes up soon (on July 28) on Hobart’s waterfront. This is an extremely immersive installation and those with any history of photosensitive epilepsy are strongly advised not to enter, along with those with some other health issues. This exhibition addresses how we manufacture our view of reality and our beliefs.

Todd McMillan's Ten Years of Tears exhibition will be showing until September 16, showing a selection of his absurd and melancholic video-art work.

Those who love to see artists pushing the boundaries and challenging expectations will rejoice in the opportunity to spend some time at MONA and see all the exciting, innovative works that are taking place there.

And it's not just a museum. On site there is also a wine bar, brewery and cellar, so those looking for a fine drop of wine can also enjoy themselves here. You can indulge in a tasty meal at the restaurant and even hold a special event, such as a wedding, on MONA's beautiful grounds.

MONA The Red Queen Artwork

One of  the Red Queen exhibits 13070 Rev Kuba

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