Email ABC Arts By arts editor Dee Jefferson Updated January 22, 2020 11:16:37 Photo: This year’s edition of Mona Foma’s annual late-night party Faux Mo featured local community members and groups, including a body-building club. (Supplied: MONA/Jesse Hunniford) Related Story: Missing children, bloody scones, meat as murder: Dark Mofo’s darkest moments Related Story: Aboriginal bush tucker business winning hearts via the stomach Map: Launceston 7250 When Hobart’s Mona Foma festival (aka Mofo) moved north to Launceston two years ago, it faced an interesting challenge: how do you transplant a festival known for avant-garde performance and a subversive streak into a regional city half the size, where musical theatre and sports are the biggest ticket sellers?The answer so far has involved careful outreach to — and partnership with — local artists, organisations, community groups and businesses, to create a festival where Launnie pride is front and centre at everything from the free and family-friendly outdoor theatre event King Ubu to the hedonistic all-night party Faux Mo.The second Mona Foma in Launceston, which closed on Sunday, drew an audience of more than 50,000 (compared to the city’s population of roughly 100,000) across a range of free and ticketed events at 25 different… Read full this story
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