December 2012

MONA: Theatre of the World

Is Theatre of the World MONA’s most extraordinary achievement yet? The exhibition combines the collections of David Walsh’s Museum of Old and New Art and The Tasmania Museum and Art Gallery in a tour de force by renowned guest curator Jean- Hubert Martin. The long-running show continues over the summer, alongside MONA’s hit list of festivals and events (MOFO, MoMa, JAM …) Hobart has never seemed so intriguing, writes Susie Burge


Above: Barkcloth Room with Coffin of Iret-Heru-ru Egypt, late 26th Dynasty, c. 600–525 BCE. Photo Credit: MONA/Rémi Chauvin Image Courtesy MONA Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia


Ian Fairweather: Late Works

Ian Fairweather is a legendary figure in Australian Art, living alone in a bush hut for the last twenty years of his life, painting subtle, complex, sophisticated paintings. A compelling exhibition at Queensland Art Gallery (on till March 3, 2013) celebrates these late, great years - by Susie Burge


Above: Ian Fairweather painting in his studio on Bribie Island, 1972 | National Archives of Australia: A6135, K24/11/72/1