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Journeys : MNJ Aug Sep 2011
wants us to approach MONA with the kinds of questions Plato asked about art – is it good for us? Does it teach us how to live well? The fact that Tasmanians have embraced MONA, and the kinds of question about art, value and experience the museum raises, has been an exciting aspect of our move here. In Sydney, where we had been living for the last few years, much of the conversations centre around real estate and parking. It’s refreshing to live in a place where people have the time and curiosity to talk about other sorts of things – art and food and nature, for example. We have been made to feel so welcome in Hobar t, and among the best things new friends have shared are their favour ite spots: as a result we’ve already camped at Mt Field and started exploring the extraordinar y Bruny Island. The fact that we can be out in the bush or by the sea within half an hour of leaving the city still feels astonishing (even though, as a native Queenslander, I have to admit to feeling a little anxious about seeing snow on Mt Wellington in March). I’ve also been hear tened to discover the invaluable support Island receives from local artists and businesses, including the RACT. I have arrived at a time of exciting change at Island. We are launching our new website, allowing readers to subscribe and w riters to submit their work online at w w w.islandmag.com. We are also embracing digital publishing – for the first time our winter issue will be available as an ePub for reading on devices like iPads and Kindle. This w ill allow Island to showcase Tasmanian writing to readers all around the world. I feel very lucky that my travels have led me to this island and to Island, where so many new jour neys are waiting. Perhaps the next step is to lobby Apple to develop an iPad that is water-resistant – and ch icken-proof. Sarah Kanowski is the new editor of Tasmania’s Island magazine. Her essays and reviews have been widely published and she has worked extensively as a producer and broadcaster at ABC Radio National. Originally a Queenslander, Sarah has lived in Oxford and Ecuador and wonders how much further south fate will carry her. In Tasmania today PhotoMatthewNewtonCoverimageofDavidWalshbyGeoffDyer August / September 2011 53
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