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 1. The main corridor on the lower level, showing the sandstone walls 2. 3. 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. 4. The corridor into the "Adults Only" section. 5. 6. This exhibit releases jets of water at precise intervals to spell various words. Timing was somewhat difficult here! 7. 8. 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! 9. This is a link from one part of the museum to another which is a tunnel made from reinforced concrete stormwater pipes. 10. 11. 12. 13. The following images are of some of the exhibits and pieces within the museum 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28.