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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Painting the town red for Dark MoFo

Derwent Valley Council staff  Amanda McCall, left, Louise
Ryder, Belinda Graham, Sandra McMillan and Jess Dallas
after decorating the council chambers last week.
LOCAL businesses and the Derwent Valley Council have been painting the town red in the lead up to the Dark MoFo exhibition opening at New Norfolk tomorrow.

As well as the red-themed decorations in shops and offices, some street lights in the central business district turned red yesterday and will remain so until Tuesday next week.

Mirrors are also part of the theme, reflecting the installation and exhibition at Willow Court, titled Entry by Mirror Only. Curated by Mona, the museum of old and new art, the event featuring performance artist Mike Parr starts at noon tomorrow. Click here for session times and bookings.

The public is invited to attend an opening celebration on The Avenue at Willow Court tomorrow night from 6-10pm. Hosted by the Derwent Valley Council, this will be a free event and no bookings are required. Drinks will be on sale and food will be provided free of charge. This will be an outdoor event so rug up and bring a raincoat or umbrella.

If we have missed you from our gallery below please send a photo or your street address to

Street lights in New Norfolk's town centre have turned red for Dark MoFo.

Big Red Box, High St.

The Cake Lady, High St.

Total Eyecare, High St.

Guardian Pharmacy, High St.

Subway, corner High & Burnett Sts.

Pennyworth, Burnett St.

Maypole, Burnett St.

Former Mitre 10, High St.

Roberts Real Estate, High St.

New Norfolk Newsagency, High St.

Odd and Fancy, High St.

Derwent Real Estate, High St.

20th Century Artifacts, High St.

Craig Farrell MLC, High St.

New Norfolk Antiques, Stephen St.

Rose and Son, High St.

Flywheel, High St.

Furniture Direct (Tas), Burnett St.

United Petroleum, Burnett St.
In A Dash, Circle St.

Workskills, Circle and High Sts.

Funky Town Music, Circle St.

Dingding's Noodle Shop, High St.

Hair and Beauty Secrets, High St.

Top of the Town Bakery, High St.

Council Chambers, Circle St.

Star and Garter Hotel, High St.

Saints and Sinners, High St.

Gilbert Automotive, Stephen St.

Amcal Pharmacy, High St.

MyState Financial, High St.

B&S Hair Studio, High St.

Lady Strange, High St.

Bush Inn Hotel, Montagu St.

Caltex, Montagu St.

Derwent Valley Beauty, Charles St.

R.E. Clark & Son, High St.

Cheeky Little Place, Burnett St.


  1. The st party is not going ahead after all the hype and the road closure notices and businesses that were asked to stay open longer. The council employed an event manager at the rate payers expense and there has been little to no advertising. This council needs to be investigated for all the waste of money on this and the ads that didnt need to be run as the road is no longer going to be closed. Very disgraceful

    1. Hi Anonymous, the council confirmed last night that the party is going ahead this Thursday at 6pm despite the weather forecast not looking great. If you know something different, send us an email at

  2. A great thing for New Norfolk and Willow Court. I Can't wait to get there tonight!