Art. Bonfires. Feasting, wine and community.  All in the crisp, clear Tasmanian winter. It’s Dark Mofo time again.

This year the University of Tasmania is once again contributing to a range of startling artistic projects for the epic festival.

Night Garden

This spooky video project at Triabunna is making movie directors out of the local school students.  We are working with students from the Triabunna District School to make 'B-grade horror films' of their gardens that will become an underground installation for one night only in Hobart.

Undergrowth: Thursday 16th June, 7pm – 12am, Basement Level 51 Collins Street


A group of artists will present a series of “activating” installations in and around our Tasmanian College of the Arts Hunter Street campus, including the Plimsoll Gallery, the loading bay and the campus’ courtyard.

Featuring work by:

Michael Schlitz

Pat Brassington

Matt Warren

Andrew Harper

Scot Cotterell

Amanda Davies

Darren Cook

Grace Herbert

Jacob Leary

Friday 10 – Sunday 19 June, 5 – 10pm, Centre for the Arts


Dark Ocean (IMAS)

Art meets science as this spectacular display of data collected during raging storms, video, sculpture, and free performances, light up the windows of our Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies building on Hobart’s waterfront.

 Featuring work by:

Jordan Basement

Keith Deverell

Tace Kelly

Peter Morse

Anya Reading

Kit Wise

Marin Gal

Exhibition: Friday 10 – Tuesday 21 June, 9am – 5pm (and also visible by night)



Friday 10 – Sunday 12 + Tuesday 14 June, dusk

Wednesday 15 June, dark

Friday 17 June, dark

Sunday 19 June, dark

Monday 20 June, dusk

IMAS, Hobart waterfront

 Friday 10 – Sunday 19 June 9am – 5pm

Ogoh Ogoh

Who could forget the astonishing inferno of Jessica the Handfish at last year’s Dark Mofo? This year, MONA has created a weedy sea dragon ogoh-ogoh. Visit Dark Park to put your worst fears and dark thoughts inside the ogoh, then breathe a cleansing sigh of relief as the darkness disappears in a fiery ritual display.

Wed 15 – Sat 18 June 5-10pm Dark Park

Sunday 19 June 5pm: Parliament Lawns 

Find out about the University's Asia Institute Tasmania's involvement in ogoh-ogoh. 

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