Sunday, October 18, 2015

Bruny Island Tour

During our trip to Tasmania, Deborah and I decided to do a wild life tour. There's nothing like the natural world (except art!) and the tour along the east coast of Bruny Island was exceptional. The cliffs looked like sculpture and the seals were the ultimate performance artists. Although it was a nice sunny day, the sea has its own temperature and it got quite cold at times. But here are a few snaps to enjoy!

Monday, October 5, 2015


The Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) is of course one of the highlights of Hobart. Deborah and I have been wanting to visit this amazing museum for a long time and this was our first visit. What a visionary idea of David Walsh to make a museum that is essentially underground. There is a ferry that leaves south Hobart and takes you north to MONA, and this is also part of the experience. There wasn't a lot of art work on display because most of the exhibition spaces were given over to the performance artist Marina Abramovic. But some of the highlights are pictured below. We're looking forward to our next visit which hopefully won't be too far away.

For more information about MONA click HERE

 Approaching MONA on the ferry.

 Deborah posing against the amazing sandstone wall which gives you an idea of 
the excavation that took place to create the museum. It's about three storeys high.

Bit.fall by Julius Popp. A waterfall that catches projected texts from daily newspapers. Hypnotic!

Chapel, by Wim Delvoye. A laser cut construction in corten steel

Me outside Wim Delvoye's Chapel. 

 One of the glass windows in the chapel. Like X-rays showing some bones.

Cement Truck, by Wim Delvoye

James Turrell's installation AMARA, 2015, which needs to be viewed at dusk or sunset. Unfortunately 
we did not have the opportunity to see it as it should be experienced, but perhaps next time!