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Our Guide to Dark Mofo 2022

From 8-22 June 2022, Dark Mofo will be taking over Hobart for 2 weeks of Dionyain inspired chaos, theatre and madness.  If you want in on the frivolities but aren’t sure where to start, check out our guide to help you make the most of the festival. Learn what’s still on offer, what’s completely free and what you’ve missed out on but might be able to snag by putting your name on the waitlist for.

Dark Mofo 2021: City of Hobart Winter Feast © Liz Fitzgibbon
Dark Mofo 2021: City of Hobart Winter Feast © Liz Fitzgibbon

Get them before they’re gone

It’s not too late to lock yourself in for some of this year’s most weird and wonderful program highlights. Grab tickets for these before they’re gone and all your left with is major FOMO:

Nils Frahm: Music for Hobart

19 & 20 June 2022 from 6-8pm at Mac2, 18 Hunter St, Hobart
Delight in the classical and electronic arrangements of Nil’s Frahm’s signature sounds. Tickets are $89 plus the booking fee.

The Kid LAROI

11 June 2022 from 8-10pm at Mystate Bank Arena, 601 Brooker Hwy, Glenorchy
Don’t miss out on one of this year’s headlining acts. The Grammy-nominated Kamilaroi artist who has shot to global fame and collaborated with artists like Justin Beiber and Machine Gun Kelly, will be lighting up the stage at Mystate Bank Arena for one night only. Tickets start from $85 plus the booking fee and under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

Spiritualized

17 June 2022 from 8-10pm at Mac2, 18 Hunter St, Hobart
Join transcendental British space rockers Spiritualized as they emerge from solitude with meditations on blissful isolation.

Lingua Ignota 

17 June 2022 from 11:30pm-12:30am at Mac2, 18 Hunter St, Hobart
This 18+ event features hymns that tell a tale of rage, despair and redemption through a survivor’s lens. Tickets are $59 plus the booking fee.

Moses Sumney 

15 June 2022 from 8-10pm at the Odeon Theatre, 167 Liverpool St, Hobart.
Genre-defying singer songwriter Moses Sumney blends the sounds of soul, jazz and art-rock. Experience his unique performance which features slow-burning instrumentation accompanied by staggering vocals. Tickets are $69 plus the booking fee.

Baxter-Dury

10 June 2022 from 8-10pm at the Odeon Theatre, 167 Liverpool St, Hobart
Indie musician Baxter Dury brings his late-night London sounds to Tassie. Tickets are $59 plus the booking fee.

Deafhaven

19 June 2022 from 9-10:30pm at the Odeon Theatre, 167 Liverpool St, Hobart.
Join post-metal band Deafhaven to experience their sounds of insomnia and vulnerability. This is an 18+ event. Tickets are $69 plus the booking fee.

Boris: 30th Anniversary

12 June 2022 from 8-10pm at the Odeon Theatre, 167 Liverpool St, Hobart.
Cult-favourite Japanese trio Boris have been bending sounds and seamlessly moving between dreamy soundscapes and earth-shattering noise since 1992. Join them for their 30th anniversary. Tickets are $59 plus the booking fee.

Cate Le Bon

19 June 2022 from 3-4:30pm at the Odeon Theatre, 167 Liverpool St, Hobart.
Welsh musician Cate le Bon shares her songs of solitude and surrealist drama with the Dark Mofo audience. Tickets are $59 plus the booking fee.

Triptykon

15 June 2022 from 9-11pm at Mac2, 18 Hunter St, Hobart
For the metal-heads out there, don’t miss the avant-garde sounds of extreme metal band, Triptykon, and their hymns of disintegration and critiques of religious fanaticism. This is an 18+ event. Tickets are $89 plus the booking fee.

Injury Reserve

19 June 2022 from 9:30-11pm at Mac2, 18 Hunter St, Hobart.
Vibe to the sounds of American hip-hop group Injury Reserve. This is an 18+ event. Tickets are $49 plus the booking fee.

Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe presents Candyman

11 June 2022 from 3-4:30pm at the Odeon Theatre, 167 Liverpool St, Hobart.
Veteran synthesist and composer Robert Aiki Aubrey presents his original score of the horror classic “Candyman”. Tickets are $79 plus the booking fee.

Anger

18 June 2022 from 1-2:30pm at the Odeon Theatre, 167 Liverpool St, Hobart.
Immerse yourself in the ritual performance of sound and light in the Australian premiere of ‘Kenneth Anger and Brian Butler’s Technicolour Skull’ (2011). You’ll also be treated to the musical sounds of Marcus Whale and Bree Van Reyk who collaborate on the scot to Anger’s ‘Fireworks’ (1947) and a bonus screening of Anger’s master work ‘Lucifer Rising’ (1974). This is an 18+ event. Tickets are $49 plus the booking fee.

Sanctae Noctis

18 June 2022 from 5:30-Midnight at Mac2, 18 Hunter St, Hobart.
For heavy metal lovers short on time, Sancate Noctis is a must-do. Prepare your eardrums for a night of deafening sounds from Katatonia, Deafhaven, Lingua Ignota, Conjurer, King Yosef, Black Sheep Wall, Diploid and Ylva. This is an 18+ event. Tickets are $119 plus the booking fee.

Hand Habits

18 June 2022 from 7:30-9pm at Altar, 112 Murray St, Hobart.
LA based musician Meg Duffy brings his sound to Hobart. This is an 18+ event. Tickets are $49 plus the booking fee.

Borderlands I

16 June 2022 from 7-11pm at Mac2, 18 Hunter St, Hobart.
The first of 4 instalments, Borderlands I features music by Kim Gordon, Vladislav Delay, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, Andreabelfi, Klara Lewis + Nikvoid + Pedromaia. Tickets are $109 plus the booking fee.

Borderlands II 

17 June 2022 from 7-9pm at Theatre Royal Studio, 27-29 Campbell St, Hobart.
In the second instalment of Borderlands, Claire Rousay and Heather Leigh come together for an intimate performance. This is an 18+ event. Tickets are $59 plus the booking fee.

Hymns to the Dead

16 June 2022 from 8pm – Midnight at the Odeon Theatre, 167 Liverpool St, Hobart.
Immerse yourself in the ear-wrenching metal sounds of Triumph of Death, Krypts, Chthe’ilist and Darkestrah. This is an 18+ event. Tickets are $89 plus the booking fee.

Dark Mofo 2021: City of Hobart Winter Feast © Liz Fitzgibbon
Dark Mofo 2021: City of Hobart Winter Feast © Liz Fitzgibbon

Winter Feast

15-19 June 2022 from 4-11pm at Princes Wharf 1, Castray Esp. Hobart.
Eat, drink and be weird at the annual Winter Feast. Foodies would benefit from a $50 season pass that allows entry each night. Individual night pricing is available at the door only and is subject to capacity.

Lotic 

16 June 2022 from 8:30-10pm at Altar, 112 Murray St, Hobart.
Get lost in the ethereal vocal reverie of Loctic. This is an 18+ event. Tickets are $49 plus the booking fee.

Raja Kirik + Rinuwat 

16 June 2022 from 7-9pm at Theatre Royal Studio, 27-29 Campbell St, Hobart.
Raja Kirik and Rinuwat bring metal to traditional Southeast Asian instrumentation. Be mesmerized by electronic sounds, homemade instruments crafted from waste materials and trance dance practices from east and central Java. This is an 18+ event. Tickets are $49 plus the booking fee.

Exodust: Crying Country 

10 June – 17 October 2022, Monday to Friday 10am-6pm, open late 11 June 2022 from 10am-10pm with last entry at 8pm at Mona, 655 Main Rd, Berriedale.
See the large, scorched timber hut stand tall against a blasted landscape. Entry to Mona required.

With an Utterance

10 June – 17 October 2022, Monday to Friday 10am-6pm, open late 11 June 2022 from 10am-10pm with last entry at 8pm at Mona, 655 Main Rd, Berriedale.
Yawuru artist Robert Andrew continues to uncover the language, culture and lost family history that lies beneath. Entry to Mona required.

Mona’s Triple Exhibition Opening Weekend

10 June 2022 from 10am-6pm and 11 June 2022 from 10am-10pm with last entry at 8pm, 12-13 June 2022 from 10am-6pm at Mona, 655 Main Rd, Berriedale.
Catch the ferry and be among the first to see three brand new exhibits from Fiona Hall and AJ King, Jeremey Shaw and Robert Andrew at Mona. Entry to Mona and ferry tickets required.

Mona Up Late

11 June 2022 from 4pm-late, museum open until 10pm with last entry at 8pm at Mona, 655 Main Rd, Berriedale.
Experience a night of fire and fun out on the lawns at Mona. Outdoor music will be blaring and things will be burning. Registration needed for priority access to the lineup and tickets and ferry tickets will be required.

No Spend Needed

For mofo madness that doesn’t break the bank, check out the program’s free features while the chaos is in town.

Dark Mofo 2021: TMAG © Liz Fitzgibbon
Dark Mofo 2021: TMAG © Liz Fitzgibbon

Reclamation Walk 

8 June 2022 from 6:30-7:30pm at Regatta Grounds to Franklin Square
Walk in a ceremonial journey across nipaluna / Hobart led by Aboriginal Elders and knowledge holders.

Five Angels for the Millenium 

9-12 June and 15 to 20 June 2022 from 5-10:30pm at 2- 6 Collins St, Hobart.
Take in this unpredictable explosion of light and sound that explores the blurred boundaries of where the infinite cosmos and finite human body merges.

Inverted Birth 

9-12 June and 15-20 June 2022 from 5-10:30pm at 2- 6 Collins St, Hobart.
Explore the five stages of human awakening with contemporary video artist, Bill Viola.

Rainbow Dream: Moon Rainbow

9-12 June and 15 to 20 June 2022 from 5-10:30pm at the Melville Street Carpark on Melville St near the corner of Argyle St.
Contemporary Japanese-Australian artist Hiomi Tango’s installation will display a rainbow like no other. The healing colour palette holds viewers in a joyous moment while the rainbow emanates out from the darkness.

New Era 

9-12 June and 15 to 20 June 2022 from 5-10:30pm at Sea Roads, 16 Evans St, Hobart.
American artist Doug Aitken showcases how time, space and memory become a fluid kaleidoscope of moving image and sound.

Blood in My Milk

9-12 June and 15 to 20 June 2022 from 5-10:30pm at 130 Murray St, Hobart.
Experience the visceral imagery of medical treatments and procedures unfold across five screens. This film and sound installation by artist Marianna Simnett takes viewers through a journey of events that expose the subtle mechanics of violence and control that surround us.

The Gathering

8 June 2022 from 8:30-11pm in The Hanging Garden at 112 Murray St, Hobart.
Head to the Hanging Garden to experience it in a whole new way. In a whole of precinct takeover, come together to celebrate local Aboriginal talent, fire and food.

Swell

9-12 June and 15 to 20 June 2022 from 5-10:30pm
This immersive video work by Australian artist Hannah Brontё showcases the endless cycle of time through a mother, her baby and the ocean.

Glossolalia

Exhibition on from  9-12 June and 15 to 20 June 2022 from 5-9pm at Plimsoll Gallery, 37 Hunter St, Hobart. (Note: The exhibition will extend till 25 June outside of the festival during normal gallery hours 11am-4pm).
Performance on 19 June 2022 from 3:30-5pm at Melville Street Carpark, Melville St. near the corner of Argyle St.
Curated by Colin Langridge and Matt Warren, this two-part exhibit explores, glossolalia, the phenomenon of apparently speaking in an unknown language. Those who head to the performance will experience Matt Warren and Gail Priest transmit and receive hidden messages at a distance.

Spectra

10-12 June 2022 from Sunset to Sunrise and 17-19 June from Sunset to Sunrise at Mona, 655 Main Rd, Berriedale.
It’s impossible to miss the visual spectacle that is Spectra. The incredible, large-scale light installation by Ryoki Ikeda has been a permanent fixture at Mona since 2018. It stretches almost 15km high and is powerful enough to be seen from up to 100km away.

Burn the Village, Feel the Warmth

9 June – 7 July, 24hrs a day at Melville Street Carpark, Melville St near the corner of Argyle St, Hobart.
Nathan Coley recontextualises the phrase taken from an African proverb and presents it as a large, illuminated text sculpture to reflect the buildings that were looted and burned during the London Riots of 2011.

Holy Mother of God: The Emergency Dollhouse 

9-12 June and 15 to 20 June 2022 from 5-10:30pm
Australian artist Sabio takes us through the stages of unconsciousness across each level of this unholy doll house.

Mermaids in the Basement

Fashion Show on 11 June 2022 from 3-5pm and Exhibition on 11 & 12 June from 3-10pm and 15-20 June from 3-10pm at Railway Roundabout, Brooker Hwy, Hobart.
Brace yourself for Mermaids in the Basement, a performative fashion show followed by an exhibition that will remain till the end of the festival.

Futures 

9-12 June and 15 to 20 June 2022 from 5-10pm at Good Grief, 62 Argyle St, Hobart.
Join in a guided meditation that aims to project us into the future with a blend of the real and digital post-human world.

Celestial Bed

9-12 June and 15 to 20 June 2022 from 5-10:30pm at Detached: Argyle St, 24 Argyle St, Hobart.
Dr. James Graham’s 18th century fertility machine was an electro-magnetic bed that couples attempted to conceive on. Michael Candy, Georgie Mattingley and Agf Hydra provide a contemporary reimagining of Dr. Graham’s machine. This is an 18+ exhibit.

Memorial

15 to 19 June 2022 in the evenings at the Hobart Waterfront.
Those registered will give their loved ones ashes to the river and have them placed into a handmade firework. Their lives will burn bright as they are launched into the night sky.

Cryptic Female Choice

9-12 June and 15-20 June from 5-10:30pm at Macquarie St, 91-93 Macquarie St, Hobart.
Artist Loren Kronemyer is using her own reproductive cells in a techno-immortality experiment you’ll have to see to believe.

Hrafntinna (Obsidian)

9-12 June and 15-20 June from 5-10:30pm
Inspired by the eruption of Fagradalsfjall in Iceland, Jónsi ignites all the senses with the feeling of standing beneath an erupting volcano.

The Angels of Testimony

9-12 June 2022 and 15-20 June 2022 from 5-10:30pm at the Black Temple Gallery, 47 Davey St, Hobart.
This multi-channel video installation reminds viewers of the unending perils of war. Watch as a Japanese veteran confesses to war crimes he committed during the The Second Sino-Japanese War.

The Burning

19 June 2022 from 4:30-6pm from Franklin Square to Regatta Grounds.
Experience one of the quintessential Dark Mofo experiences. Join the procession of festival-goers from Franklin Square to Regatta Grounds where The Burning takes place. Watch the flames and reflect on the fears offered to the fire.

The Purging

15-17 June from 3-9pm and 18 June 2022 from 10am-9pm at Parliament House Lawns.
Write down your deepest, darkest fears and offer them to a giant Tasmamian Masked Owl in a mass purging inspired by a Balinese Hinidu purification ritual.

Phase Shifting Index

10 June till 17 October 2022 from 10am – 6pm at Mona, 655 Main Rd, Berriedale. Open late till 10pm on 11 June 2022. Last entry at 8pm.
Artist Jeremey Shaw brings his new venture down under.

Anthropoid

9-12 June and 15 to 20 June 2022 from 5-10:30pm at Site 9. 31-33 Bathurst St, Hobart.
View artist Joel Crosswell’s life-sized sculptures in a barren wasteland guided by tangerine light.

Winter Feast 

19 June 2022 from 4-11pm at Princes Wharf 1, Castray Esp. Hobart.
Entry to the famed winter feast on Sunday, 19 June 2022 is free so you can frolic and feast with festival-goers minus the entry fee. Entry is subject to capacity.

Turnandot 2070

9-12 June and 15 to 20 June 2022 from 5-10:30pm.
Step into a futuristic Beijing, filled with misandric violence and sexual utopia. AES + F use surrealist video projections to provide a new significance to Puccini’s classic opera.

For the Term of His Natural Life

9-12 June and 15 to 20 June 2022 from 5-10:30pm at Detached: Macquarie St, 91-93 Macquarie St, Hobart.
Australian artist Sidney Nolan uses crayon to create vivid depictions of exile and oppression, depicting the extreme brutality faced by Tasmanian convicts.

Biogym 

9-12 June and 15 to 20 June 2022 from 12-5pm at Contemporary Art Tasmania, 27 Tasma St, North Hobart. The exhibit will extend until 10 July 2022.
Rethink what it means to go to exercise with a look inside a brutalist gym where repurposed equipment takes on a new meaning.

Grab a spot on the waitlist

You’ve unfortunately missed the first boat on these festival favourites but all hope isn’t lost. Pop your name down on the waitlist for the below so you’re still in with a chance.

 

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