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MONA Removing Nolan’s Snake

Posted: March 20th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Art News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on MONA Removing Nolan’s Snake

MONA Sydney Nolan's SNAKE

A Sidney Nolan artwork which sat in storage for 40 years until it was unveiled at Tasmania’s Museum of Old and New Art in 2011 is being taken down. The spectacular mural is comprised of 1,620 individual paintings, which when hung as a polyptych creates a snake winding subtly across the paper mural.

MONA is the brainchild of eccentric millionaire gambler David Walsh, his acquisition of Snake was the catalyst for the museum.

Nolan’s serpent mural, Snake, was hung on a purpose-built 40 metre wall, it’s been a centre-piece of the museum which opened two years ago. Snake was described as a major structural component of the museum and one of the Nolan’s best, most dramatic works by Mr Walsh.

Snake will be replaced by an installation from the Japanese digital artist Rioji Ikeda in June 2013. If you haven’t had a chance to view Nolan’s spectacular work, hurry! More info: www.mona.net.au


MONA Launches Hobart Into Lonely Planets Top Ten Destinations

Posted: October 24th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Art News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on MONA Launches Hobart Into Lonely Planets Top Ten Destinations

MONA Tasmania in Lonely Planets Top Ten Destinations

Hobart’s ranking as one of 10 cities in the world to visit next year has been put down to the success of the Museum of Old and New Art – MONA – Travel guide Lonely Planet has San Francisco at the top of the list, with Hobart in seventh place :: Read the full article »»»»