What is the Mona "Green Lens" art installation?
The art installation proposal, titled ‘Green Lens’, has been developed by MONA’s DarkLab as part of Project X, which was established to encourage visitation to the Huon Valley region after the 2019 summer bushfires.
Mona, as usual, is mysterious in the detail. However Tasmanian Minister for Environment and Parks, Roger Jaensch said
“We remain committed to help our tourism industry recover from the impacts of COVID-19, especially once our borders reopen. Projects like this can attract tourists to the State and enhance our reputation for delivering high-quality experiences that showcase our natural areas into the future,”
“The Green Lens proposal involves the creation of a new immersive art installation in the Ida Bay State Reserve, near Lune River in the State’s south. The art installation would include supporting infrastructure and would be accessed via a walkway, leading from a visitor centre and carpark on the site.
“The Green Lens project has the potential to encourage overnight stays, rather than just day trips in the revitalisation of the Huon Valley region,” Assistant Minister Duniam said.
The Government says it will ensure that the important natural and cultural heritage values of the reserve are appropriately protected, including working with the Ida Bay Railway Preservation Society to manage the site’s historic rail heritage.
Things to do and places to stay nearby
Southwest National Park, The Southern Ocean, fishing villages and the furthest south point in Australia.
Where to stay near Mona Green Lens
Buttongrass Retreat is the perfect place to stay near Hastings Caves. Comfortable 2 bedroom, self contained, eco-cabin, just 10 minutes drive from Hastings Visitor Centre.