Paused in part, but not cancelled, Dark Mofo announces dates

Dark Mofo beckons, despite being a reduced event in 2024.
Dark Mofo. Hall filled with neon crosses and diners.

Since this favourite Tasmanian Festival was established in 2013, it has grown into a highlight of the national winter arts calendar. At the close of last year, however, Dark Mofo announced that it would be pushing the pause button, thanks to rising costs and a need to ‘reset’.

Dark Mofo Artistic Director Chris Twite said: ‘This year, by taking a fallow year, we are taking a crucial step in ensuring that Dark Mofo continues to be a catalyst for artistic innovation, cultural dialogue and shared experiences for many years to come.

‘While the festival rests in 2024, the solstice does not, and we are excited to gather once more to present two popular pillars of the Tasmanian midwinter, along with some exceptional extra events,’ he added.

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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