David's home is where the art is

Museum of Old and New Art opens with exciting new features

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PICTURE PERFECT: The Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) has reopened with some exciting new installations and features. Photo courtesy of Mona.

PICTURE PERFECT: The Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) has reopened with some exciting new installations and features. Photo courtesy of Mona.

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A huge collection of works from art collector David Walsh are now on display at Mona.

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ITEMS from the David Walsh collection, a host of exciting new exhibits and features are on display at the reopened Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) in Tasmania.

Two new outdoor artworks, revamped semi subterranean art galleries and a huge house of mirrors are new highlights at the gallery, which reopened in December.

The revamped spaces at the Berriedale museum now boast over 350 works from gallery founder David Walsh's collection of ancient, modern and contemporary art.

Another new feature is House of Mirrors, the world's largest travelling mirror maze, which was created by Australian artists Christian Wagstaff and Keith Courtney.

Visitors can also view and climb a giant bronze sculpture by American artist Tom Otterness, which doubles as a children's playground.

Mona's Director of Exhibitions and Collections Nicole Durling said the gallery considered itself David Walsh's "home" and wanted to reflect that.

"All of David's interests are gathered together and in a way it reveals his identity. It's like a portrait of David," she said.

Mona is open from 10am-6pm four days a week - from Fridays to Mondays.

All visitors must have a pre-booked ticket and both site specific and full museum entry tickets are available.

Visitors are required to download Mona's app (The O), which will serve as their digital guide to the museum and grounds and is available on iOS and Android.

Guests are also invited to bring headphones to access additional audio content.

The museum is located at 655 Main Rd, Berriedale. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.

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