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Sydney honour for Mona Foma

MONA (the Museum of Old and New Art) was recognised for its Mona Foma summer festival at the 2017 Art Music Awards in Sydney in September. Hobart’s so-called un-museum was awarded the Tasmanian State Award for Excellence by an Organisation. Festival Curator Brian Ritchie said: “Art/music has always been at the core of the Mofo experience. We strive to include musicians and artists who are pushing forward into new territory and finding their unique expression outside of the commercial framework. This award honours these creative people and the Mofo audience who encourage them along their path.” MONA recently won the Best Contemporary Music Festival section of the 2017 Helpmann Awards for its Dark Mofo winter festival. Mofo will be held in Hobart for the last time in 2018 before moving to Launceston, while the MONA team presses on with the planned HoMo hotel project at its Berriedale site. A pop-up Mofo event is set be held in Launceston this summer.

3 October 2017, Edition 188

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