ICYMI: The week’s top news in the arts

Spectra lights up Hobart, ACMI project voted world's best, AI-style Eurovision team announced, Sydney Writers' Festival receives funding, plus more arts news.


Mona turned on spectra by Ryoji Ikeda this past week (11 August). The light installation can be viewed from homes across greater Hobart from up to a 100km radius, until Mona reopens.

spectra consists of 49 xenon searchlights that project beams of light 15km upwards into the night sky. spectra is part of Mona’s general collection and was installed permanently at the museum in 2018. The artwork will also be live streamed via Mona’s website and YouTube channel.

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