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A luminous inflatable statue of a contemplative male figures floats on a river at sunset. The sunset is reflected in the water and dark trees line the banks.

David Walsh pulls the plug on summer festival Mona Foma

The festival’s most recent edition was ‘a poorly attended artistic triumph,’ according to Mona owner and founder David Walsh.

Waverley 150+. A black and white photograph of a brick factory with 'Waverley Mills' printed on a wall.

Waverley 150+ exhibition: celebrating Tasmania's first commercial woollen factory

Design Tasmania is hosting Waverley 150+ as an evolving exhibition.


Summer festival season heats up as programs launch nationwide

Adelaide, Perth and Sydney Festivals launched their 2024 programs this week, with Mona Foma waiting eagerly in the wings.


Radical optimism on the island

The final festival from Lindy Hume saw artists making a range of important statements about their life experiences.


Off the main stage

Many of this year's Mona Foma events were local in origin or involved protests on a topical issues.


Theatre review: The Director, reUnion district, Launceston

The Director merges the realms of theatre and funeral directing, alongside the tragic and the comic.


How funding woes inspired a new home for live art

Launceston’s Assembly 197 is a new approach to art-making that celebrates the spirit of community and collaboration.


Dance review: Body Body Commodity, Earls Arts Centre, Launceston

The lines between object, body and product blur as five female performers animate and interact with a mass of pastel…


How international festivals enrich their local arts ecologies

Four artists and four festival directors discuss the many ways major festivals support and nurture the national arts ecology.


After 20 years, Lindy Hume has programmed her final festival

Having curated 12 international arts festivals in 20 years, Hume says it’s time for a change of direction.

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