MONA free forum at the Wheeler Centre

An adult Disneyland, a bold experiment in the way contemporary art is displayed, a temple to sex and death or one man’s obsessive folly? David Walsh’s Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) outside  Hobart has attracted almost 200,000 visitors since it opened in January with the local art world’s most lavish party. So what’s it all about and can the interest be sustained?

Presenter of ABC Radio National’s Artworks program, Amanda Smith, will join philosopher John Armstrong,  Juliana Engberg (director of the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art) and artist Peter Hill in a debate about MONA.

Venue: Wheeler Centre  176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, on

Date: Thursday July 14 at 6pm.

Entry is free.

The event will launch the new MONA issue of Island, Tasmania’s literary magazine.

For more information and to listen to the radio program on MONA broadcast in January visit the Artworks website: