AUSTRALIAN DESIGN BIENNALE D20
    MONA CURATED CREATIVE FORUM + PARTY

     

    AGDA

    ODEON THEATRE
    FRIDAY NOVEMBER 14
    FORUM 9AM-4PM, PARTY 8PM
    FULL $155 (INCLUDES MONA ENTRY)
    TASWEGIANS $115

    This November, the nation will grind to a halt as two forums of the utmost importance take place. The G20 is in Brisbane. The Australian Design Biennale is in Hobart. As part of the biennale, MONA's curated a day's worth of events and everyone's invited.

    D20 Creative Forum
    15 maverick creatives talk frankly about crossing the line.

    Speakers include Bob Brown (politician), Elizabeth Pearce (MONA), Juliana Engberg (ACCA), Andrew van der Westhuyzen (Collider), Casey Jenkins (artist), Rodney Dunn (The Agrarian Kitchen), Marcus Westbury (Renew Australia) and more.

    P20 Party
    Riot, dance, fornicate and go commando in debauched MONA style. Open bar for the first hour because you're special. We're all special.

    RIVER OF FUNDAMENT

    Film

    FEDERATION CONCERT HALL
    FRIDAY NOVEMBER 21
    5PM-MIDNIGHT
    $50/$35+BF
    (Classification pending)

    Barney is the most important American artist of his generation.
    - New York Times

    A 6-hour symphonic film by Matthew Barney and Jonathan Bepler, accompanying Barney's exhibition of the same name. Food and drink will be served during two intervals.

    Image: Matthew Barney and Jonathan Bepler
    RIVER OF FUNDAMENT: KHU, 2014
    Production Still Photo: Peter Strietmann
    © Matthew Barney
    Courtesy Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels

    In Conversation: Matthew Barney and David Walsh
    Mediated by Elizabeth Pearce 

    In Conversation: David Walsh and Matthew Barney

    ODEON THEATRE
    SATURDAY NOVEMBER 22, 1PM
    FREE (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)

    On the occasion of the opening of his major exhibition at MONA, Matthew Barney will share the stage with David Walsh in a public conversation.

    The event will offer a unique opportunity to gain insight into the work of one of the most innovative artists of our time.

    Image: Matthew Barney and Jonathan Bepler
    RIVER OF FUNDAMENT: KHU, 2014
    Production Still Photo: Peter Strietmann
    © Matthew Barney
    Courtesy Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels

    THE CAT EMPIRE
    WITH TOM THUM AND DAMEZA

     

    Cat Empire

    MONA LAWNS
    SATURDAY NOVEMBER 29, 12-5PM
    $50+BF
    Children aged 10 and under free

     

    Don your dancing shoes and get ready to party with the coolest cats in town, The Cat Empire. Since emerging on the Australian music scene in the early millennium, the group and its troupe of trumpets, trombones, baritone horns, guitars, drums and percussion has toured all over the world, and now it's returned to the motherland to play a series of shows, including one here at MONA. Brace yourself - things are about to get wild. 

    STANDING IN THE SHADOWS OF MONA

     

    Standing in the Shadows of MONA

    SUNDAY NOVEMBER 30, 12-5PM
    MONA LAWNS
    FREE

    In the words of the Supremes, 'Stop! In the name of love!' - and get yourself to MONA for a joyous arvo of African American Gospel and Motown-esque vibes from the Southern Gospel Choir (straight off the plane from LA, mind you) and an array of grooving special guests.

    When Marvin Gaye asked the world to get it on, he was obviously talking about having some good ole PG-13 fun at Standing in the Shadows of MONA. It's one for the whole family, so bring along your little darlings to dance and sing along to music of the greats.

    Let the good times roll and bust a move, or kick back on a beanbag and worship the sun. Praise be!

    The Southern Gospel Choir are joined onstage by:
    + Maria Lurighi
    + Deanna Parkinson
    + Brian Ritchie
    + Jim Moginie
    + Andrew Legg

    Supported by Lulu and the Paige-Turners

    Violent Femmes + Augie March + Ben Salter
    MOFO Sideshow 

    Violent Femmes MOFO Sideshow

    MONA MAIN STAGE
    NEW YEAR'S DAY, THURSDAY JANUARY 1, DOORS OPEN 3PM
    $70/$60* + BF

    Blister in the New Year's Day sun (or nurse your well-earned hangovers from the night before in a beanbag), as original acoustic punk rockers, Violent Femmes, cut sick at MONA. They'll share the stage with two gems of the Australian music scene: angelic folk singer and MOFO repeat offender, Ben Salter, and much-adored Melbourne alt-rock-folk quintet, Augie March, here with their much-anticipated new album.

    Full MOFO program out now, and tickets on sale.

    *Free entry for 12 years and under (must be accompanied by an adult).

    MOMA: MONA MARKET

    MoMa 2014

    MONA LAWNS
    SATURDAY JAN 17, 12PM - 5PM
    EVERY SUNDAY UNTIL APRIL 5
    FREE

    Lead by MoMa's inimitable First Lady Kirsha Kaechele and her posse of wondrous winged monkeys, the market's fourth outing invites you to revel in the glorious sun-drenched agora (aka the MONA lawns), quaff delicious rainbow unicorn urine cocktails and get up close and personal with your lunch - sourced from a tasty-as selection of pop-up chow and bevvy vendors - before doing battle in a cultural dance-off (ballroom vs. break, ballet vs. krump) or letting your groove thang loose to MoMa's weekly musical marvels. Feel dem summer feels!