The museum opened last year and is essentially the private collection of owner David Walsh, supposedly an arrogant millionaire who amounted vast riches through professional gambling. The museum is 3 floors underground beside the Derwent River, conveniently placed next to a winery AND a beer brewery!
My photos probably explain MONA better than I can… in a few words… provocative, disgusting, intriguing, confronting… I loved every minute.
Hubby’s favourite installation, Wim Delvoye’s Cloaca machine which is a recreation of a digestive system. The machine is fed twice daily and defecates in the afternoon… It smelt real to me…
Cunts and Other Conversations – 140 porcelain moulds of virginas… I found this strangely fascinating and studied each one closely, very closely, haha.
“The models for CUNTS range in age from 18 to 78 and are from various religious backgrounds; Christians of many denominations, including Catholic, Protestant, Salvation Army as well as Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims, Pagans, Witches and Atheists. The women come from all walks of life; teachers, doctors, lawyers, accountants, writers, actors, musicians, artists, life models, students, architects and theologians. The models are heterosexual, bisexual, lesbians. Some are virgins. All of them want one thing; for young women to be free of growing up with fear, ignorance and loathing of their bodies and sexuality.”
I’ll say it, most intriguing gallery I have ever been to!