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LAUNCESTON 17—19 FEBRUARY 2023MONA
FOMAnipaluna / HOBART 24—26 FEBRUARY 2023

Launceston Old Tafe Sessions

Old Tafe Sessions are an all-day arty party at Launceston’s ‘reUNIÓN district’ (the Old Tafe building). This festival party-hub is home to our art-filled Fantastic Futures building takeover, summery evening concerts in the quadrangle, and the raucous Punk Bunker. Entry is free, but you’ll still need to register for a free ticket.

Friday 17–Sunday 19 February, 1pm–11pm

Accessibility Information

Physical access

The Paterson Street entrance is level. The Wellington Street entrance is accessible via a ramp, but it does have a narrow point (1m). There are lifts within the building. Accessible viewing platforms will be available, contact the Bookings & Enquiries team by emailing tickets@mona.net.au or calling +61 (3) 6277 9978.

Full wheelchair access

Paterson Street entrance is fully accessible. The Wellington Street entrance is accessible via a ramp, but it does have a narrow point.

Accessible parking nearby

Accessible parking at Paterson Street West (79–83 Paterson Street) with seven accessible spaces, lift and accessible toilet (cubicle open 24 / 7). This carpark is 150m from the venue.

Auslan interpretation

If you're coming to the Old Tafe Sessions on Saturday, Kae Tempest's set will be Auslan interpreted by Auslan Stage Left.

Accessible toilets

There are 2 accessible toilets total on site—one in B block ground floor, and one in A block ground floor. See Mona Foma staff if you're having trouble finding them.

Quiet spaces/break out rooms for sensory relief

Block A, Room A1-04 (ground floor). Follow the signs; see Mona Foma staff if you need help finding it.

  • Old Tafe Sessions: Friday

    Old TAFE Sessions Friday

    Featuring The Chills, Chikchika and I Hold the Lion’s Paw. Also happening during the day: Fantastic Futures.

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    Friday 17 February, 1–11pm

    Tickets on the door

    Subject to capacity

  • Old Tafe Sessions: Saturday

    Old TAFE Sessions Saturday

    Featuring Kae Tempest, Yirinda, and Turiya Always—Celebrating Alice Coltrane. Also happening during the day: Fantastic Futures and Lost in Place.

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    Saturday 18 February, 1–11pm

    Tickets on the door

    Subject to capacity

  • Old Tafe Sessions: Sunday

    Old TAFE Sessions Sunday

    Featuring Perturbator, Soccer Mommy and Parvyn. Also happening during the day: Fantastic Futures and Lost in Place.

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    Sunday 19 February, 1–11pm

    Tickets on the door

    Subject to capacity

  • Fantastic Futures

    Fantastic Futures. A motif of Team building and trust exercises.

    Head into the decommissioned shell of the old Launceston Tafe—a place that once promised ‘Fantastic Futures’—for an exhibition of genuine and manufactured 'coming-togetherness'. Entry is free, but you’ll still need to register for a free ticket as part of the Old Tafe Sessions. Select a day below.

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    Friday 17–Sunday 19 February, 1–7pm

  • Punk Bunker

    Three photographs collaged together of bands: 208L Containers, Threats and Hazeen. 208L Containers and Hazeen are posing for the camera, whereas Threats is performing on stage. 208L Containers and Threats photograph is in black and white.

    Loud sounds in a concrete box. Part of the Old Tafe Sessions. Get your ticket here.

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    Friday 17–Sunday 19 February, 7–11pm

    (whenever there's not music on the main stage)

  • Lost in Place

    I Hold the Lion’s Paw x Yumi Umiumare + Taka Takiguchi (滝口貴)

    Image of an artist spitting water into the air. Lost in Place artist image.

    Durational performance of electro-ambient psychedelic jazz, accompanied by live dance in the fluid, slow-moving butoh tradition. Part of the Old Tafe Sessions. Get your ticket here.

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    Saturday 18–Sunday 19 February, 1pm

  • Book Club: Friday

    Book club Friday artist collage

    Featuring Ace Wood, Lucinda Shannon, L$F and Wavyrager.

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    $30

    Friday 17 February, 11pm–2am

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  • Book Club: Saturday

    Book Club artist images - Saturday

    Featuring Nayuka Gorrie, Big Data and Jex Wang.

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    $30

    Saturday 18 February, 11pm–2am

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  • Book Club: Sunday

    Book club Sunday artist collage

    Featuring Chloe Alison Escott and priya.

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    $30

    Sunday 19 February, 11pm–2am

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  • The Director

    APHIDS

    The Director

    A theatre show among the art: an ex-funeral director and a theatre director walk into a room. Watch them stumble along the fine line between the macabre, playful and tragic as they explore death and the industry that surrounds it. (90min)

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    $20

    Friday 17–Sunday 19 February, 3–4.30pm

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*this is a smoke free event with a designated smoking area.

Venue supported by

Red Panda Property