Mona first Australian gallery to impose vax

Known for its bold choices, Mona leads Australia in imposing a staff vaccination policy.

David Walsh – founder of Hobart’s iconic Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) – has never been afraid of trailblazing and bold decisions.

In a statement today (2 September) he has made the call to say, ‘I’m going to make vaccination mandatory for staff at Mona’ – making it the first Australian arts venue to impose a vaccination policy.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina