Lauren Sutton Photography - Canberra Photographer

Dark Mofo

8 - 21 June 2017

For two weeks in June we embraced the darkness of winter for Dark Mofo in Tasmania and wandered the city at night, ate and drank until our hearts content and immersed ourselves in the art that was Dark Mofo.

It is the kind of event that you have to experience, it is almost impossible to describe the breath of events and the spectacle through words and photos, but here is a snapshot of our experiences at Dark Mofo. 

10 - 21 June 2016

Dark Mofo is Mona's annual midwinter festival which is a celebration of the darkness through art, food, film, music, light and noise. The festival runs over two weeks with major exhibitions at Mona and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, a public art playground called Dark Park, international music shows, the Winter Feast, and the Nude Solstice Swim.

@hobartandbeyond partnered with @dark_mofo and @tasmania for three instameets which we attended. The #willowcourtmeet was for the opening of Dark Mofo and Mike Parr's Asylum, entry by mirror, at Willow Court in New Norfolk. The #darkparkmeet saw us get lost in the House of Mirrors and warmed up with a hot spiced apple punch (followed by an amazing night with friends at Zhu). And finally for the #feastmeet we got to explore the winter feast with dinner by Heavy Metal Kitchen and espresso martinis by Villino Espresso. 

The final celebration to mark the end of the festival was the burning of the Ogoh Ogoh. Throughout the week people wrote their deepest fears and regrets on paper and left them inside the Ogoh Ogoh to go up in flames in the ceremony.

Photography Lauren and Jack Sutton

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