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If you tilt your head right, you can see the weekend from here.

This weekend at MONA, we’ve got music in the Nolan Gallery and the Void, sustainability Q&A’s in the cinema, the Mona Scholarship exhibition opening, and an assemblage of other entertainments to keep you out of trouble, or drop you right into it.

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MUSIC AT MONA
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Saturday 28 Sept 1pm-3pm
MoFolk (Folk at MONA) CHRISTO JONES
Christo Jones and his self-built rig: guitars, keyboards, samplers and pedals. Epic, melodic and beautifully twisted symphonic-pop in The Void at MONA. http://www.mona.net.au/what’s-on/music

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Sunday 29 Sept 1pm-4pm
JAM (Jazz at MONA) THE JACQUI WALKER BAND
A blend of bass, guitar, drums, stellar vocals and blues, soul and R&B, in The Void at MONA. http://www.mona.net.au/what’s-on/music
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Sunday 29 Sept, 7.30pm
THE DISCOVERY ORCHESTRA
Under the artistic direction of Conductor Peter Tanfield, The Discovery Orchestra challenges traditional ideas of what music is, should be, and can be, through a whole swag of orchestral musicians. (Most of whom are not already signed with a symphony). This is their debut performance, so come along, and make a little history, baby. In the Nolan Gallery, supported by MONA. Tickets $25 / $20 from http://www.mona.net.au/what’s-on/events and Museum Reception (03) 6277 9971.

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Plan ahead - - Saturday 19 Oct 7.30pm
ASTA – SYNERGY TOUR
Synthesiser please… Since emerging on the Australian music scene in 2012, young Tasmanian songstress Asta has been on fire – as has her heart. She’s run the gamut of supports and festivals and now she’s wrapping up her first nationwide tour, ‘Synergy’, with Berriedale hosting the final blast. Come on down to funky town, thirteen-metres underground in The Void at MONA. Tickets: $25 / $20 from http://www.mona.net.au/what’s-on/events and on the door.

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CINEMONA
MONA Cinema. Near the Void Bar; follow the smell of popcorn.
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THE EARTH WINS
IF WE LISTEN SO DO WE
Sometimes we damage the Earth, and sometimes the Earth strikes back. The first Australian-produced film shot with IMAX-quality Cineflex cameras to be released theatrically in a decade is screening at Cinemona: ‘The Earth Wins’ was shot entirely from the air across four continents and blurs the line between an environmental and symphonic documentary that offers us a new perspective on our relationship with the planet. School group bookings available; study packs too.
Fri Sep 27 at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm
Sat Sep 28 at 2pm: Special Q&A screening with Director Jerry Grayson plus guest speakers Kirsha Kaechele (MONA) and Rodney Dunn (The Agrarian Kitchen) discussing sustainability issues raised in the film($15). Film only at 4pm.
Sun Sep 29 at 2pm: Special Q&A screening with Director Jerry Grayson, Producer Sarah Hine and guest panelists ($15). Film only at 4pm.
Mon Sep 30 at 2pm, 3pm & 4pm
Bookings: Special Q&A screenings $15; Adult $10; Concession/Under 18/Students/Groups $9 from http://www.mona.net.au/cinemona and MONA Museum Reception (03) 6277 9971
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TURANDOT
Lucky last: the final screening of Turandot, the fourth of the Met Opera’s Winter Encores Season, at Cinemona. Director Franco Zeffirelli’s breathtaking 2009 production of Puccini’s last opera. It’s a favourite, a classic, and all of that. Maria Guleghina plays the ruthless Chinese princess of the title, whose hatred of men is so strong that she has all suitors who can’t solve her riddles beheaded. Marcello Giordani sings Calàf, the unknown prince who eventually wins her love and whose solos include the famous ‘Nessun dorma’. Super swoon.
Thu Sep 26 at 11am.
Bookings $27 / $22 / $15, from http://www.mona.net.au/cinemona and MONA Museum Reception (03) 6277 9971

THE AUDIENCE
Helen Mirren returns to her acclaimed role as Queen Elizabeth II in a riveting new play by the author of The Queen, Skyfall (co-writer), Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; Frost/Nixon, presented by NT Live, screening at Cinemona.
Thu Sep 26 at 2pm
Sat Sep 28 at 11am
Sun Sep 29 at 11am
Mon Sep 30 at 11am
Thu Oct 3 at 2pm
Bookings Adult $25 / Concession $22 / Child $15 from MONA Museum Reception (03) 6277 9971 or online http://www.mona.net.au/cinemona

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ART AT MONA
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Opens Friday September 27, 2013
A RAT’S NEST
The annual Mona Scholarship exhibition opens in the Mona Library Gallery, with 2012 recipient Pip Stafford’s opening of ‘A Rat’s Nest’, continuing until November 25, 2013. The 2013 Mona Scholarship recipient will also be announced on the opening night (Sept 26). http://www.mona.net.au/scholarship

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Until April 21, 2014
MONA’s major exhibition for the year, ‘The Red Queen’, is an assemblage of major commissions, exciting art loans and yet-unseen works from David Walsh’s collection. The idea behind the exhibition is ‘‘art that explores why art is made’’. Is art necessary to human survival and evolution? Whatever you decide, it’s a lot of fun. Take the kids – there’s a jingly trampoline and a room with 40 TVs. Entry is $20 (free for Tasmanian residents and under-18’s). Wednesdays to Mondays, 10am - 5pm http://www.mona.net.au
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MONA Museum of Old and New Art 655 Main Rd, Berriedale, Tasmania
Opening hours: 10am - 5pm (last entry 4.30pm). Entry $20 (free for Tasmanian residents & under 18). Ph 61 3 6277 9900 http://www.mona.net.au