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This November, the nation will grind to a halt as two forums of the utmost importance take place. The G20 is in Brisbane. The australian design biennale (ADB20) is in Hobart.

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WELCOME DRINKS

Reconaissance & Registration

Australian Design Biennale (ADB20) has set up camp at MONA for one night only. Familiarise yourself with your new surroundings and fellow comrades, as you explore MONA after dark. Sustenance and vittles supplied in the form of Moorilla wines, Tasmanian ciders and canapés.

This evening of reconnaissance will prepare you, the designer, for the perilous weekend ahead.

Exclusive to ADB20 delegates.

Transport via ferry. Hobart docks. Ferry departs 18:30 sharp, be there by 18:15.

Creative Forum

CROSSING THE LINE - CURATED BY MONA

Vanquish fear. Obliterate panic.

Throughout the centuries, designers’ ability to adapt to a changing world has kept them alive while other species around them have gradually died off.

As the centrepiece of the ADB20 Hobart, 15 creative ambassadors will risk their lives and present their ideas for a more prosperous and triumphant tomorrow. We’ve challenged them to speak frankly about when and how they have crossed the line in their practice.

Speakers

Dean Poole
ALT GROUP

Dean Poole is co-founder and creative director of Alt Group, a multidisciplinary design studio based in New Zealand.

Bob Brown
POLITICIAN

Former Leader of the Australian Greens, renowned political activist, and writer to boot.

Emily Sexton
D20 HOST

Curator, producer and festival director from Melbourne, and Sidney Myer Creative Fellow for 2015-16. Power babe.

Casey Jenkins
ARTIST

Performance artist, activist, rabble-rouser and creator of Casting Off My Womb. 5 million+ hits on youtube. You’ve probably seen it.

Andrew Van Der Westhuyzen
CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Serial collaborator, luminary of the Australian design scene, and Director/Co-Founder of Collider.

Greg Taylor
ARTIST

The contemporary artist behind MONA’s (much-loved) Cunts and other conversations. He wants to show you his new suicide machine, developed with Dr Philip Nitschke and Ted Huber.

Juliana Engberg
ACCA

Artistic Director of the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne. She is a Professorial Fellow at Monash University and Adjunct Professor at RMIT University, she was the immediate past Artistic Director of the Biennale of Sydney 2014: You Imagine What You Desire.

Elizabeth Pearce
MONA'S SENIOR WRITER

Not David Walsh.

Leigh Carmichael
CREATIVE DIRECTOR,MONA/DARK MOFO

Almost ten years ago, Leigh was employed by David Walsh to design some beer and wine labels. Fast forward to 2014, and he’s still here—heading up MONA’s communication team, as well as playing the role of Creative Director for MONA and Dark Mofo.

Tom O'Hern
ARTIST

A prominent Tasmanian artist working with murals, painting, animation and drawing (including dicks on toilet walls). As seen on the MR-1 (MONA’s ferry).

Marcus Westbury
RENEW NEWCASTLE, RENEW AUSTRALIA

Former Director of This Is Not Art, Next Wave Festival of Melbourne and the 2006 Commonwealth Games. Nowadays, he’s out on his own, freelancing as a broadcaster and writer among other things.

Brigita Ozolins
ARTIST AND ACADEMIC

A Tasmanian-based artist and academic. Her large, site-specific work, Kryptos, forms part of MONA’s permanent collection, Monanism.

Trent Jansen
OBJECT DESIGNER

Contemporary Australian designer Trent Jansen has taught at university level, and advocates a philosophy of design reflecting its particular place, moment and culture.

 

Justy Phillips
ARTIST

British-Australian Justy Phillips is a visual artist, writer and lecturer. You can see her artwork commemorating gay activism in Australia, The Yellow Line, in Hobart’s Salamanca Place.

 

Patrick Hall
FURNITURE DESIGNER/MAKER, ARTIST

Tasmanian furniture designer and artist. He has several artworks held in the MONA collection.

Rodney Dunn
FOUNDER, THE AGRARIAN KITCHEN

Former Food Editor of Gourmet Traveller, and founder of The Agrarian Kitchen: a boutique cooking school in Tasmania’s Derwent Valley.

Party

PARTY. DANCE. FORNICATE.

Ever been to MONA’s festival club, Faux Mo? Get down in similarly debauched style. Have your wits about you. Go commando.

Entry included in all ticket types except M20.

AGDA Design Awards

AWARDS CEREMONY AND DINNER

It’s your time to shine in the battlefield of design: celebrate the survival of the fittest, and acknowledge sacrifices made for the greater good.

Ferry departs Hobart at 17:30 sharp.

Booze onboard. Debrief, quaff and settle in for a three-course meal by Tasmanian chef David Moyle, accompanied by Tasmanian wines and ciders. Return to Hobart via ferry or bus. Party on in town.

Dinner

Alternative Dinner Options

Garagistes
high-end

Serving an ever-changing five course set menu with optional artisanal Sake match,
alongside an extensive wine list of organic, biodynamic and natural wines from around the world.

Reservations open two weeks in advance.
Maximum party size for reservations is 6 people.
Please book online.
Web http://www.garagistes.com.au/

Frank
Opening soon

Frank Restaurant is modern Australian restaurant with Southern American influences.
Mon - Sun: 11:00 am - 12:00 am
https://www.facebook.com/frankrestaurantandbar

Smolt
Italian and Spanish

influenced dining. Really great.
http://smolt.com.au/
(03) 6224 2554

Berta

Really great, modern Australian with Italian influence
http://www.bertahobart.com.au/

323A Elizabeth Street, North Hobart
(03) 6234 4844

Ethos

http://ethoseatdrink.com/
Set menus from Tue – Sat for dinner. Progressive meals comprising and showcasing the best of the seasonal, small batch offerings that arrived at Ethos the same day. Upon arrival you will be given a simple list of ingredients. The only decision you need to make is whether you’d like six or eight courses and whether you’d like us to match  wine to your courses or you may select from our wine/drinks list.
Dinner: Tue-Sat 6pm - late 03 6231 1165
100 Elizabeth Street

Quatermasters
low-mid price range

A bar, bottleshop & dining room with great ethical food! Come and browse our specalised range of international wines, craft beer & artisan ciders

132-134 Elizabeth Street, Hobart
Tue: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sun: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
62369119
http://www.tasmanquartermasters.com.au/

Crumb Street Kitchen

Barbeque classics such as brisket and pulled pork are served in pizza boxes in the bright shopfront, but what truly marks the place are the ingredients in the daily specials (watch their Facebook) that might be sniffed at in, say, South Carolina, but make total sense in Hobart – things like pulled lamb, smoked ocean trout and gravlax.

144 Harrington St, Hobart
Lunch and dinner Tue–Sat 12–9pm, breakfast Fri–Sat 9.30–11.30am
https://www.facebook.com/CrumbStreetKitchen

Westend Pumphouse
Eatery and Bar

http://www.pumphouse.com.au/

Small Fry

Doughnuts made with love and stuffed with the most excellent, delicious options. Bounty, Mint Slice, apple crumble and pumpkin were on offer when we dropped in. Doughnuts are the main feature of Small-fry, but it'd be an oversight to suggest that's all that this rather lovely place has to offer.

3/129 Bathurst Street, Hobart
When
Mon 7.30am-3pm
Tue & Wed 7.30am-5.30pm
Thu & Fri 7.30am-8.30pm
Sat 8.30am-8.30pm
How much
$5-$30

The Standard

The Standard doesn't do gourmet – you won't hear a whisper of Waygu, heirloom greens or designer doughs.
The menu is super basic, the meat is ground on-site and the buns are baked fresh.

Hudsons Lane, Liverpool St, Hobart
Mon–Sun 11am–10pm
$7–$11

https://www.facebook.com/standardburgers

Revive

ENJOY YOUR FREEDOM

We’ve curated plenty of things to get you out of town to avoid the riots Saturday and Sunday.

Go to MONA, taste whisky, cider or beer. Or get on a boat.

Just do it.

MONA - FREE
SATURDAY & SUNDAY

ADB20 delegates receive free entry all weekend. Art, café, restaurant, bars, cinema, library, cinerarium and live music. Nurse your hangover in a beanbag.

WHISKY TOUR & LUNCH
SATURDAY

Fully escorted tour for 11 lucky ADB20 Delegates. $150pp (usually $185) You’ll visit 3 unique distilleries on the outskirts of Hobart, have lunch at Redlands historic estate and be back in time to prepare for the AGDA Awards.

Book at tasmanianwhiskytours.com.au and quote discount code ‘ADB20’ and member number in the comments field.

THE AGRARIAN KITCHEN
SUNDAY

A tailored Agrarian Experience class exclusive to 9 ADB20 delegates. Don gumboots and forage in the garden amongst the pigs and fowl. You’ll harvest produce straight from the paddock and then prepare a shared lunch led by ex-Sydney chef Rodney Dunn. Meal matched with premium Tasmanian wines. $330pp (usually $385). Bookings and more details: info@theagrariankitchen.com(quote ‘ADB20’ and member no. for discount.

TASMANIAN INTERNATIONAL BEERFEST
FRIDAY & SATURDAY

It’s all about beer. And a very long, 150-metre waterfront beer garden. $35 will get you entry, and ten tastings. Visit tasmanianbeerfest.com.au

SALAMANCA MARKET — FREE
SATURDAY

Fresh produce, art and craft, busking, delicious food and drink. Salamanca Place.

THE APPLE SHED
SATURDAY & SUNDAY

Cure your hangover at The Apple Shed: home of Willie Smith’s Organic Cider, located in the picturesque Huon Valley. For $10 return from Hobart, we'll transport you there by bus to experience, live music and great food on Sunday or Saturday. Register your interest: ADB20@agda.com.au

THE VARG
SATURDAY

‘I’m on a boat’ — you, aboard the historic Varg — 1924 classic eight metre yacht in Cygnet, a picturesque town south of Hobart. This unique opportunity is created for
the ADB20 event only. To book or find out more contact kcarlstrom@bigpond.com and quote code VARG /AGDA. Limited to 6 people. $100pp. Weather permitting.

HOBART FARM GATE MARKET
SUNDAY

Shop with the locals. Fresh-as produce, food, and drink on the corner of Elizabeth St and Melville St.

PENNICOTT WILDERNESS JOURNEYS
SATURDAY & SUNDAY

Take a cruise to Bruny Island, Tasman Island and Iron Pot. Visit pennicottjourneys.com.au to book.

FOURPLAY
SATURDAY & SUNDAY

Presented by The Design Kids and Tractor, 40 cutting-edge designers have paired with 40 young guns to create 40 unique posters that responds to a four letter word. Not your usual exhibition. Come and interact, help create the work as it tours the country. thedesignkids.com.au

Stay

Go covert, rogue.



Battle is better with friends, bunk up with fellow comrades in an Airbnb. Or, in an exclusive offer for the ADB Hobart, Montacute Boutique Bunkhouse and The Alabama Hotel are offering 20% off their room rates to ADB delegates.  To stay with the Montacute, visit www.montacute.com.au and use the discount code ‘AGDA2014’. To stay with the Alabama, call 0499 987 698 between 8am-9pm and use the discount code ‘AGDA2014’ (for three-night stays). 

Accommodation

Alabama Hotel

To stay with the Alabama, call 0499 987 698 between 8am-9pm and use the discount code ‘AGDA2014’ (for three-night stays). 

After being closed to travellers for almost a decade, the Alabama re-opened its doors in the spring of 2013. The boutique budget hotel fills a gap in the accommodation market, catering for guests looking for something more upmarket than a backpackers hostel, and less sterile than a chain hotel.

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Montacute

To stay with the Montacute, visit www.montacute.com.au and use the discount code ‘AGDA2014’.

A boutique bunkhouse in an amazing location, just a few steps from Salamanca.

When Captain William Langdon sailed his ship from England to Tasmania in 1821, he could scarcely have imagined that 193 years later, his journey would influence the creation of a boutique bunkhouse in Battery Point. Langdon left behind his beloved village of Montacute in Somerset, and upon arriving in Tasmania, was granted land on the Clyde River in central Tasmania. He named his new land Montacute, establishing a thriving farm and a chapel, St James, which is still in use today.  

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Airbnb

What do we need to say?

The opportunity to stay with a local, or find an amazing gem in a historic suburb or venture a little out of Hobart for a great view. 

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Henry Jones Art Hotel

The Henry Jones Art Hotel is Australia’s first dedicated art hotel, and one of a handful of art hotels in the world. 

Created within Hobart’s oldest waterfront warehouses, the Henry Jones Art Hotel merges historic and modern, blending the original 19th century architecture of the city with ultra-modern design and contemporary art.

Book online

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RACV

Located in the heart of Hobart's cultural city centre, RACV/RACT Hobart Apartment Hotel is within easy walking distance of Constitution Dock, the shopping precinct and Hobart's iconic Salamanca Markets. Australia's smallest and most historic capital offers a mix of historic and contemporary art and culture, cafes, and restaurants, providing the ideal base for business or leisure.

RACV/RACT Hobart Apartment Hotel, offers a variety of accommodation options, a number of conference and wedding facilities, Charcoal our restaurant boasts a selection of wood-fire pizzas, classic fare and an extensive wine and beer menu, a gym and undercover parking.

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Hotel Collins

Hotel Collins Hobart offers boutique accommodation ideally located just blocks from the popular Hobart waterfront and a short leisurely walk to the centre of the Hobart CBD or Salamanca Place. Our central location ensures our guests can explore all the best Hobart has to offer in the waterfront precinct together with easy access to the MONA ferry and the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

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Hotel Grand Chancellor

When it comes to staying in Hobart, the only place to be is on the waterfront at Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart, which features some of the best views in the city. Overlooking the Hobart Harbour and Constitution Dock, this Tasmanian hotel is just steps from popular attractions like, Salamanca, Battery Point and the Central Business District, but intimate enough to ensure a perfectly relaxing experience.

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At Eleven

It’s the little things in life that make an impression and At Eleven we believe we’ve thought of just about everything to make your stay complete.

We do our utmost to deliver a comfortable and engaging environment that is your home away from home… from the serenity of slumber through to the delights that inspire and motivate your senses.

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The old woolstore appt hotel

The Old Woolstore’s accommodation in Hobart, Tasmania is centrally located within a stone’s throw of the city centre and just a block away from Hobart’s majestic waterfront.

The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel, Hobart consists of a unique choice of fully serviced Hotel Rooms, Studio Apartments, One Bedroom Apartments, Two Bedroom Apartments and Executive Spa Apartments. We also offer a comprehensive range of meeting and event services.

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The Pickled Frog Hostel

Built around an historic 1834 stable and drinking establishment The Pickled Frog Backpackers is fun, warm and social with heaps of travel information.
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The Hostel is owned and operated by Hobart locals that have travelled the world.

FREE WiFi, FREE car parks, HUGE lounge, cheap beer, a wolf, real coffee, lotsa love, tour info & bookings, games, free movies, carbon neutral & much more.

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Undine Colonial Accommodation

Undine circa 1816 is a fine example of an old Georgian house. The hosted bed and breakfast provides 4.5 star accommodation for up to 15 guests. Each room includes ensuite facilities, 80cm digital TV, DVD, port and chocolates, and wireless internet access. Relax in the Guest Lounge or take a dip in the indoor heated pool. Just three minutes to MONA and ten minutes to the CBD.

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Salamanca Hotel

Salamanca Inn is a 4.5 star AAA rated all suite hotel located on the doorstep of the iconic Salamanca Place on the colourful waterfront of Hobart.  Indulge in the historical ambience of this area, lined with plane trees and 1830s sandstone Georgian warehouses converted to Hobart’s best restaurants, cafes, bars, galleries & speciality shops. All of Hobart’s famous landmarks are within a short stroll of the hotel including, historical Sullivans Cove & Battery Point, Salamanca Market (Saturday only), St David’s Park, Parliament House, and the city centre.

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Somerset

Somerset serviced residences in Hobart offer travellers fantastic options to experience quality accommodation facilities in a superb location.

Ideally located on the Hobart waterfront, Somerset on the Pier is an award-winning transformation of the early 1930s pier building, offering breathtaking views of the River Derwent and historic Sullivan's Cove. Somerset on the Pier is conveniently located just a few minutes’ walk from Salamanca Place, Battery Point and Hobart's Central Business District, so you can enjoy the city's finest restaurants and cafes, local galleries and craft shops, while experiencing its natural beauty and charm.

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Wrest Point

As the world sank into the dark years of World War II, Tasmania's, and one of Australia's, finest hotels - Wrest Point Riviera - opened its doors in Hobart.

Those opening festivities were the culmination of the work of one man - Mr Arthur Drysdale, a prominent Hobart businessman and hotelier. Drysdale had a vision for a truly international class resort hotel in Hobart. A wealthy businessman and the owner of Hadleys Orient Hotel in central Hobart, he set his sights on a superb setting on the banks of the magnificent Derwent Estuary, now known internationally as Wrest Point.

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Zero Davey

Zero Davey Boutique Apartments is a 4-star hotel situated in Hobart’s historic port, featuring luxury Penthouses, 2 & 3 bedroom serviced apartments, studios, conference facilities, a sauna and a mini-gym.

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Hadleys Hotel

The 71-room National Trust listed hotel was first built in 1834 and is one of the oldest boutique hotels in Australia. Offering a range of room types to cater for your business travel, short stay or family holiday needs, Hadleys Hotel Hobart is home to Restaurant 1834, The Bar, and a range of conference and event facilities. Enjoy the inner-city location just a short stroll from all Hobart has to offer including the vibrant waterfront precinct and Salamanca Place with its legendary market, restaurants, bars, galleries and waterside festivities such as the annual Taste Festival

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Tickets

THE ADB EVERYTHING TICKET - Sold Out

NEW! THE ADB MINI TICKET
INCLUDES Welcome drinks, creative forum & Party
BOOK HERE

General $245    AGDA & DINZ Members $195

Includes entry to the M20, D20, P20 and MONA entry for 
Saturday and Sunday.

THE D20 TAS TICKET
CREATIVE FORUM+PARTY
BOOK HERE

Tasmanian Discount prices

General $115    AGDA TAS Members $95

Includes the D20 and P20.
This ticket does not include MONA entry for
Saturday and Sunday.

THE D20 TICKET
CREATIVE FORUM+PARTY+MONA
BOOK HERE

General $155    AGDA & DINZ Members $115

Includes the D20, P20 and MONA entry
for Saturday and Sunday.

THE M20 TICKET
EXCLUSIVE MONA+DRINKS+MONA ENTRY
BOOK HERE

General $145    AGDA & DINZ Members $105

Includes MR-1 Ferry Tickets to and from MONA
on the evening of Thursday 13 November, for 
welcome drinks, canapés and an exclusive
after-hours tour of the museum. Also includes
MONA entry for Saturday and Sunday.

Discounts for group tickets (more than 15)
are available, email Kate at kowen@agda.com.au

 

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