Tasmania’s experimental Mona gallery is collaborating on the design of Korongee: a care village with dementia-friendly homes and businesses

David Walsh, founder of the Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), has rejected praise for giving back to his Tasmanian hometown by choosing to set up Australia’s most experimental and popular gallery there. “People keep saying, ‘It’s so great that you did this in the place where you were born’,” he said in 2016. “But I couldn’t give a fuck about where I was born.”

That assertion seems ever more unlikely given the latest surprising move by the so-called “museum of sex and death”: Mona is in talks with Glenview, a provider of aged care homes and services.

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