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SPEED: mobility & exchange


Academy Gallery Exhibition

Start Date

13th Jan 2018 3:30pm

End Date

20th Apr 2018 5:00pm


Academy Gallery, Inveresk

SPEED: mobility & exchange. Image credit: Michael Doolan, Once Upon a Time. Courtesy of Bett Gallery, Hobart.

Exhibition opening guest speaker: Brian Ritchie, Curator-MONA FOMA
Exhibition curator: Dr. Malcom Bywaters
Exhibition opening: 3.30 – 5pm Saturday 13 January
Exhibition dates: 13 January – 20 April
Artists: Margaret Baguley, Kate Camm, Steven Carson, Jon Cattapan, Scott Cunningham, Penelope Davis, Michael Doolan, Josh Foley, Lola Greeno, Neil Haddon, Stephen Haley, Marian Hosking, Wayne Z Hudson, Liam James, David Keeling, Martin Kerby, Kim Lehman, Pete Mattila, Anne Morrison, Troy Ruffels, Paul Snell, Danielle Thompson, Anna Van Stralen, Megan Walch, Helen Wright

Speed and the desire for mobility have transformed modern society. Both the desire for and the reality of speed are everywhere, and nowhere does speed dominate more than in the fields of information, knowledge, and communication. The ‘Internet of things” has changed the way we connect and interact with those around us, driving new economic structure based on a sharing community, spurring innovation and transforming community expectations. SPEED: mobility & exchange explores the place of speed and movement, communication and transportation, in our past and our future, in things, bodies, and images, in realisation and breakdown.

SPEED includes objects, artworks and teaching materials on loan from the University of Tasmania Fine Art Collection, Library Collection, School of Physical Science Collection, Engineering Collection, Geological Collection and John Elliot Classics Collections.

Presented in partnership with the University of Tasmania Collections Project and MONA FOMA.

Special opening hours for the MONA FOMA Launceston Block Party, Sunday 14 January - 12-9pm. Entry to the Block Party is free with registration at

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Image credit: Michael Doolan, Once Upon a Time. Courtesy of Bett Gallery, Hobart.

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