Museum of Old and New Art - A Visual Tour

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Luckypenguin, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. A few weeks ago I took a short break to Tasmania, which is Australia's smallest, southernmost, and only island state. I'm currently in the middle of sorting through the many images that I took while I was there, and I thought that I would share some of the images from the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA for short) located just outside of the capital Hobart. MONA is the largest privately owned museum in Australia and was recently renovated and reopened in 2011. The collection of artworks are variously interesting, odd, and sometimes disturbing (but that's what art should be, right?). For me the most impressive part of the museum was the building itself. It is built largely underground over three levels with large, exposed sandstone walls.

    The equipment used to take the following images was the GH1 + M Zuiko 9-18mm and the E-M5 + PL DG 25mm f1.4



    Staircase down to the lower level. It is recommended to start at the bottom and work your way upwards
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    The main corridor on the lower level, showing the sandstone walls
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    The lights in this chamber are attached to pair of sensors around the corner that visitors can place their hands on. The lights pulse to their heartbeat.
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    The corridor into the "Adults Only" section. I reckon that more than a few of the exhibits in the rest of the museum could have belonged in here :)
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    This exhibit releases jets of water at precise intervals to spell various words
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    This is part of a larger exhibit that is a working simulation of the human digestive system. They feed it leftover food from the cafeteria/restaurant!
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    This is a link from one part of the museum to another which is a tunnel made from reinforced concrete stormwater pipes.
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    The following images are of some of the exhibits and pieces within the museum
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    Thanks for looking.
     
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  2. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2011
    SOMEONE CAME TO TASSIE!


    Sorry, I need to go and lie down for a moment. Great shots of an amazing gallery.
     
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  3. Yes, I did! It was actually from a thread that you posted quite a while back where I first heard about MONA. It was high up on our list of things to see and do while we were down there.
     
  4. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
    Oregon
    Love your shots!
     
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  5. caimi

    caimi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2012
    middle US
    Caimi caimiphotography.com
    Excellent!
     
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  6. Cheers, guys. I often tend to like galleries and museums for the way that they utilise space and internal architecture as much as for the exhibits that are displayed in them.
     
  7. lucyallen

    lucyallen New to Mu-43

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    Nov 1, 2011
    Napa, CA
    We spent 4 weeks in Tasmania last year, loved every minute - MONA was the highlight (and the beer brewed on site was pretty good too) oh, except for the Tasmanian Devils they were mighty awesome in a different way. Great photos!
     
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  8. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
    Joe
    Looks like an amazing place to visit and spend an afternoon, some really fascinating artwork. Nicely shot Nic....great promo for the MONA, will definately check it out when I'm next down tha way.
     
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