MONA

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In the seven years since MONA first daz­zled its way into our con­scious­ness, it has never failed to both sur­prise and out­rage. Twelve months ago, owner David Walsh opened Pharos, a new wing of the gallery specif­i­cally de­signed to house the works of light artist James Tur­rell. These are vast in scope and each one is a com­pletely im­mer­sive ex­pe­ri­ence. “I could see the in­side of my eye­ball, but also the colour of my thoughts,” said Walsh of Un­seen Seen, an art­work that re­quires you to sign a waiver and then lie in a small, egg-like struc­ture for 15 min­utes. A restau­rant, Faro, is also housed in the wing and, yes, it did out­rage some peo­ple by serv­ing a cock­tail gar­nished with a pig’s frozen eye­ball. Be pre­pared to be pro­voked.

655 Main Rd, Ber­riedale; www.mona.net.au.

It did out­rage some peo­ple by serv­ing a cock­tail gar­nished with a pig’s frozen eye­ball.

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