David Walsh

David Walsh

David Walsh is a multi-millionaire professional gambler, mathematician and founder/owner of the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) in Hobart. In this talk, presented at Melbourne’s Capitol Theatre, he chats with Julian Morrow about his memoir, A Bone of Fact, and the process of writing a book. ‘The whole museum thing was just an iterative process,’ he explains, ‘whereas the book thing is something I always wanted to do.’

He also talks about how his personality - which informs the cheeky, bold tone of MONA - has tempered over time, and confesses to his experiences of risk and loss in money, love and family. And he describes how his relationship with art has changed as he’s moved through different roles and circles in the art world.


Portrait of David Walsh

David Walsh

David Walsh is a mathematician, gambler and gallery owner from Hobart.

Portrait of Julian Morrow

Julian Morrow

Julian Morrow is a co-founder of satirical media empire The Chaser and joke production company Giant Dwarf. His work in the field of public nuisance includes TV programs The Election Chaser, CNNNN, The Chaser’s War on Everything, The Hamster Wheel, The Unbelievable Truth and The Checkout.

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