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Museum of Old and New Art (MONA)

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Luckypenguin, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    A few weeks ago I took a short break to Tasmania, which is Australia's smallest, southernmost, and only island state. I'm in the process of sorting through the images that I took while I was there, and so far I've worked through a series of images that were taken at 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.



    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.
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    This exhibit releases jets of water at precise intervals to spell various words. Timing was somewhat difficult here!
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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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  2. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Damn Nic! Great stuff. I absolutely love 1, 10, 13, and 27 and I like plenty of the others too. Really fine work...

    -Ray
     
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  3. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Rajiv
    This looks a whole lotta fun! Great pictures!
     
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  4. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I've been enjoying some of these on flickr. I think they are even better taken as a whole. Nice!
     
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  5. KianO

    KianO SC Top Veteran

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    Jun 27, 2012
    Geneva
    Great series and #10 WOW!
     
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  6. Chrisnmn

    Chrisnmn SC Veteran

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    Auckland, New Zealand
    Chris Leskovsek
    Stunning work as usual Nic
     
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  7. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Stunning pics - a must see if we ever get back to Tassie.
     
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  8. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    Thanks everyone. It really is a fascinating place to visit and photograph. BTW, with regards to photography inside the museum, all that they request is that you don't use the images for commercial purposes. Otherwise there are no restrictions.