By Steph Harmon
Walsh announces details of a hotel called Homo and moving summer festival Mofo from Hobart to Launceston
David Walsh, the multimillionaire gambler and founder of Hobart’s Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), has revealed full plans for the “next phase” of Mona: gallery expansions, a new on-site hotel and a move of the museum’s summer festival, Mona Foma, to Launceston.
Walsh is known for revitalising culture and tourism in Hobart with his gallery and its associated festivals. Bankrolled by his gambling fortune, they are now the beneficiaries of government support.