S.J. Norman/
Take This, For It Is My Body
Dark Path
S.J. Norman/
Take This, For It Is My Body

How is blood haunted by history?

You’re invited to consume a traditional spread of tea and scones at Government House. This European domestic ritual is subverted by three Aboriginal performers, who will offer you a provocative choice.

Artist S.J. Norman, of mixed Wiradjuri and British heritage, explores what it means to live with the residue of atrocity, the enduring power of dead empires, and the embodied legacy of colonial trauma.

Wednesday 19–Sunday 23 June, 5–10pm, every 20 minutes Walking access via Regatta Grounds
Book a ticket by $15 donation to the Aboriginal Land Council of Tasmania (pre-bookings essential)

18+

Walk to Government House via Dark Path, which starts at the Regatta Grounds (25 mins). Be warned: the route is dark (bring a torch), covers uneven terrain, and some parts are not fully accessible by wheelchair; if you have mobility requirements, contact tickets@mona.net.au in advance to discuss. There is also no shelter; dress appropriately for all conditions.

Road closures will be in place around Government House. Limited parking is available for Take This, For It Is My Body ticketholders along Lower Domain Road off Domain Highway. It's a 10 minute walk to Government House from there.