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Who goes to MONA? Peering behind the ‘flannelette curtain’


Booth, KI, Who goes to MONA? Peering behind the flannelette curtain', The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group, 715 Swanston Street, Parkville, VIC 3010 Australia (2017) [Magazine Article]

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Located within Glenorchy, MONA is in one of the most disadvantaged municipalities in Tasmania. Entry to this must-see tourism destination is free for locals (everyone else pays). Entertainment and novelty abound, with the building, exhibits and festivals entangling the weird and wonderful.

But Greater Hobart (in which Glenorchy sits) is a divided city. Most of the region’s arts and cultural activity occurs to the south of Glenorchy, in the more middle class and privileged Hobart municipality. The boundary between Hobart and Glenorchy is colloquially known as the flannelette curtain. (Before their appropriation by hipsters, "flannies" were worn by working class men.)

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Item Type:Magazine Article
Keywords:Mona, place, disadvantage, arts engagement, museology
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Human geography
Research Field:Social geography
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:Booth, KI (Dr Kate Booth)
ID Code:117421
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Geography and Spatial Science
Deposited On:2017-06-14
Last Modified:2017-06-14
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