MONA's David Walsh

SOLD OUT: Story of a Life: MONA's David Walsh

Sydney Writers' Festival presents David Walsh, one of Australia's most intriguing icons. Hear David's witty, wickedly subversive life story as he speaks to Phillip Adams.David Walsh - the creator of MONA The Museum of Old and New Art ­ is both a giant and an enigma in the Australian art world. A multi­millionaire who made his money gambling, he has turned a wild vision into a unique and bizarre reality; he is at once controversial, mysterious and idolised. In an exclusive Sydney event, David will speak about his new memoir A Bone of Fact, touching on his childhood in the suburbs of Hobart, his dealings with the tax department, the rise of his gambling empire, his affairs and marriages, and, of course, the establishment of the audacious private art museum that made Tasmania an instant cultural nerve centre both in Australia and around the world.

'Both are dreamers. Both are breathtakingly ambitious. Neither gives stuff what people think about them, thriving on attacks . . . Neither has had time to waste. Crash or crash through. One changed Australia. The other has transformed Tasmania.' ­ Phillip Adams, comparing David Walsh to Paul Keating

When       Thursday 13 November, 7.30pm 
Where      York Theatre | Seymour Centre
Price        $28 + bf / $24 + bf (concession)


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