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PUTTING THE ART INTO HOBART

Our favourite was the first thing we saw.

Our favourite piece was the first work we saw.

My Scottish Presbyterian forefathers were sure no good could ever come of money not earned by hard work combined with thrift. David Walsh has proved them wrong.

His professional gambling earned him a fortune. He somehow managed to avoid paying the $37million the Australian Tax Office claimed he owed them and used it to buy art instead.

In 2011 he generously opened his collection to the public in MONA, the Museum of Old and New Art, an extraordinary new gallery which has rapidly become Tasmania’s premier tourist attraction. Continue reading

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MORE QUIRKY BIKE ART

The installation is by Danish/Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson, the photo is by Chris Bell and there are 14 years of bad luck waiting for the first person to try riding it.

Thanks everyone who visited my recent post on the Art of Cycling. It pulled a huge number of hits in just a few days.

Thanks too to the people who referred me to other fine examples of creativity on two wheels. There were such a lot of good ones it deserved a follow-up post… Continue reading

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