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All aboard the Arka Kinari

MONA Foma and the Clarence City Council will welcome the Arka Kinari to the Bellerive waterfront on Sunday 25 February for a variety of educational workshops and stunning performances.

Launched in 2019, the 70-tonne sailing ship will host sessions on environmental sustainability and conversations in local communities during the day, and at night will be transformed into a stage featuring free visual and musical performances by talented duo Grey Filastine (Spain) and Nova Ruth (Indonesia).

Clarence Mayor Brendan Blomeley said the Arka Kinari was part of the council’s commitment to build formal relationships with major festivals.

“Hosting world-class projects like Arka Kinari in our city sends a clear message that Clarence is a vibrant and culturally rich place to live, work and play,” he said.

“Mona and the Mona Foma festival continue to have a huge impact on the creative and cultural experience of Tasmanians and it brings us great pride to again be partnering with a festival of such significant cultural merit.”

“Earlier this year, thousands of people came from all over the Greater Hobart region to see the incredible Te Wheke sculpture that was installed in Kangaroo Bay as part of our partnership with the Ten Days on the Island festival.

“I have no doubt that Arka Kinari will be met with the same enthusiasm and we are very excited to welcome it to our waters.”

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About the Author: Simon Andrews

Simon is a passionate journalist and finds joy in uncovering and sharing locally resonant stories, immersing himself in the hearts of communities. He can often be spotted out and about sourcing grassroots news for the Hobart Observer and its sister papers.

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