Mona Foma confirms Launceston relocation

The Tasmanian government has committed $1.75 million to the relocation of Mona Foma (MoFo) to Launceston for each of next three years.
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Filistine and Nova, Mofo 2018; Photo Moorilla Gallery

As Dark Mofo wraps up in Hobart, its organiser, MONA (Museum of Old and New Art), has announced today that its partner festival Mona Foma, which is presented in the summer months, will move to Launceston with its 2019 edition.

‘We’re going to party in Launceston with the government’s (and Mona’s) money. The Premier of Tasmania has announced the government’s commitment of $1.75 million to a Launceston Mona Foma, for each of the next three years,’ confirmed Mona in a statement.

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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