Discover the Private Life of Art at MONA
The art inside MONA is meant to trigger thoughts you may not have ever had before. Housing one of the world's most confronting and controversial collections of art; if you’re a first time visitor prepare your mind for the weird and wonderful world of MONA.
If you’re a seasoned culture buff it’s to be expected that you’re well acquainted with MONA, but the new Museum of Everything may prick your interest in an entirely different way.
The Museum of Everything is a brand new exhibition that has opened in MONA. The purpose of the exhibit is to showcase work that struggles to be classified in the art world. The Museum of Everything shines a light on the everyday person who also uses their time to create wonderful things. Though, like all things at MONA, the things that are displayed here are far from what you would normally expect to see in a gallery.
MONA states that ‘ordinary’ is an interesting word because, oftentimes, when it comes to the art we see hanging in galleries, it’s usually made by people who are extraordinary. The artists displayed within the Museum of Everything don’t have years of study behind them – they are just people who have a compulsion to create things.
The art you will see is from people who the founder of the Museum of Everything, James Brett, describes as “untrained, unintentional, undiscovered and unclassifiable artists of modern times.” They are hermits, housewives, taxidermists, ex-soldiers, former miners, all working with a range of artistic mediums to create extraordinary art.
The exhibit is an intimate journey through 30 rooms and many corridors of images and objects that question the very nature of art. At the very end of the walk-through, painted on the wall is a call-out for more people who might be potential exhibitors within the Museum of Everything.
The Museum of Everything is exhibiting until the 2nd of April 2018, so there’s plenty of time for you to plan your Tasmanian adventure and soak up the culture that lives at MONA.