MONA — Theatre of the World
Sandra Brown is Object’s Touring Programs Coordinator, and a ceramicist in her spare time.
Well I finally got to go and see the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) down in Hobart while I was recently in Tasmania for work. Was it worth driving down from Launceston to Hobart? Definitely! Although the day was bitterly cold with Arctic winds coming off the water, the museum was a warm and welcoming ‘womb like’ cavern, carved into a sandstone outcrop on the Derwent River.
Directed to the bottom level of the building, deep below the surface, I stepped out and was immediately reminded of those dark, moody galleries found deep in the basement of the Louvre in Paris.