MONA is an amazing place to visit. They make it as easy as possible for visitors to get there, even though the gallery is out of town. There is an office down on the waterfront, where you can hop on a boat, or a bike.
|It's a fancy ferry too|
Once you're there you get an amazing device called the O to explain the artworks you see (they don't like explanatory stuff on the walls), and also record your tour (you can enter you email address, and MONA emails you a copy of the works that you see- how cool is that?)
|It creates a map of where you went!|
|You can review works you saw, and those you missed|
We got to attend a special evening there as part of the conference I attended- it was a fully catered (and how) extravaganza.
|Too much alcohol that night to photograph|
and literal mountains of cheese
We then got to tour the galleries, after having a not inconsequential number of drinks. I can only recommend that this is how all art galleries should be viewed. It increases your interest, and your appreciation of the art on view.
|This was especially transfixing|
A waterfall in words!
Words change daily depending on the news
Bit.Fall 2006-7 Julius Popp
The largest art work is possibly one of the largest works I've ever seen. Sidney Nolan's Snake.
|It's very cool|
|It changes as you move closer|
|to see the 1620 individual paintings!|
And now it's being taken down! MONA is always changing it seems.
|My bad photo doesn't convey how disturbing I found this|
The Mice and Me 2008 Meghan Boody
|P XIII 2008 Berlinde de Bruyckere|
|Skull 2001 Jan Fabre|
|My favourite- a video installation|
30 Italians singing Madonna's Immaculate Collection
Housed in a special room, complete with bean bags
Look for the nondescript white door
Queen (A Portrait of Madonna) 2005 Candice Breitz
Saturday Snapshot, is a wonderful weekly meme from at home with books