Art in Tasmania, Including MONA

This Odyssey Traveller Australia, small group tour brings together discussions and expeditions to visit these collections with particular attention on the critically acclaimed MONA, the Museum of Old and New Art – MONA. Our educational tour is built around small-group discussions and numerous gallery visits.

Tasmania’s, rich history and heritage, and exciting cultural life are all waiting to be discovered in the galleries  across the state.

Summer School classes for mature and senior travellers

Odyssey offers a collection of week-long learning programs offered each January in Hobart, Tasmania. Courses are refreshed for each year’s programs. Classes are limited to 15 people.

Over the last twenty-five years, Odyssey’s small group Summer School Program has given countless travellers an unforgettable educational and travel experience. Each summer, we prepare and offer fun and challenging special interest courses and programs designed to give travellers the options and opportunity to learn about history, religion, Australian culture, and the arts, among many other topics. These courses are designed in such a way that enthusiasts can deepen their knowledge of a particular topic or be initiated into new understandings on a subject.

We don’t quite live on campus, but we will be staying in a comfortable hotel in central Hobart! We will enjoy welcome and farewell dinners in between our seminars, as well as daily morning tea and lunch.

These programs offered are tailor-made for mature-aged and senior travellers who are eager to explore in-depth a particular topic. Summer school learning programs for mature and senior travellers who are and remain curious about the world. Read more about our philosophy of the Odyssey Summer Schools.

PDF of Tour

Overview: The tour will begin with a welcome dinner at the Travelodge Hotel, where we have the chance to meet other participants on the Art in Tasmania Program, as well as other Summer School participants.

Accommodation: Travelodge Hobart

Overview: On the first day of the program, we explore ways in which to connect with the Art World.  We also think about the best way to visit a Museum: what you see and what you don’t see.  We also discover how an art auction works.  Across the course of the day, we also look at some iconic Australian art works, including Nolan’s Kelly Series.

Accommodation: Travelodge Hobart

Overview: Today we enjoy an all-day excursion to MONA, travelling by ferry from Hobart wharf.

Accommodation: Travelodge Hobart

Overview: Today we explore “Outsider Art,” looking at trends from Europe, USA, Great Britain and Australia.

Accommodation: Travelodge Hobart

Overview: This morning, we visit the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG). After lunch, we discuss the Australian contemporary art environment.

Accommodation: Travelodge Hobart

Overview: On the final day of the program, we look at great moments in the history of Australian Art, scandals and causes celebres. We also look at the historical ‘Top Ten’ painting. In the evening, we enjoy a farewell dinner in the hotel.

Accommodation: Travelodge Hobart

Overview: After breakfast, we say our farewells and the program draws to a close.

Understand the role of the curator and the process of piece selection to build a collection.
Enjoy field excursions to selected art galleries of Tasmania, including MONA.
Attend a lecture series on art in contemporary life.
Understand the role of art in your life.
Learn about the contemporary development of art collections in Tasmania.

What’s included in our Tour

  • Services of a study leader and lecturers.
  • Complimentary wifi.
  • Six breakfasts, five lunches, and two dinners.
  • Six nights in full en suite accommodation in central Hobart.
  • Lectures and handouts as indicated.

What’s not included in our Tour

  • Comprehensive travel insurance.
  • Return airfares to and from Hobart.
  • Airport transfers to/from your Hobart Hotel
  • Costs of a personal nature.
Art in Tasmania