spectra Ryoji Ikeda

During Dark Mofo, gather in the museum grounds as we flick the switch on Ryoji Ikeda’s spectra—a towering pillar of white light reaching fifteen kilometres into the night. Its virgin ascension to the Berriedale sky heralds the artwork’s permanent new home at Mona.

To mark the occasion, black metal misanthrope Striborg will unleash four nights of blackwave-inspired electronics from the Organ Room balcony, with guzheng, bass clarinet, trumpet and electric violin courtesy of the Australian Art Orchestra. Watch from the Pharos rooftop, or from the riverbank below (ask staff for directions on site). If you have accessibility requirements, please speak to staff on site. Or contact Ticket Support on +61 (3) 6277 9978 or tickets@mona.net.au.  


The Source Restaurant

Escape the crowds and treat yourself to scrumptious seasonal fare and a smashing wine list, high above the hoi polloi below.

5.30pm–late nightly
Phone +61 (3) 6277 9904 for bookings
Wine Bar

Pizzas from the Heavy Metal Kitchen, plus Moorilla and Moo Brew aplenty.

5–9pm nightly

Lounges, small plates and a DJ.

5.30pm–12am nightly
Walk ups only, subject to capacity
Tennis Court

Dome bar, plus coffee and snacks.

Until 9pm nightly
Chapel Bar

Hot cocktails, hot chocolate, beers etc.

4–10pm nightly


spectra, 2018, is a temporary installation that will soon be replaced by a permanent version

Header image: spectra, 2018