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Bottoms up: Wineglass Bay on the Freycinet Peninsula. (Joe Wigdahl / Network Agency)

Nudity, Art, Sex and Death – Tasmania Awaits You

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If that’s not an ice-breaker, I don’t know what is.

The next day, I met Walsh’s research curator, Delia Nicholls, at MONA’s outdoor café and confessed that I’d actually visited the museum the day before.

“Yes, I know you did,” she said. “You went on the naturist tour.”

I blanched. But how would she know?

“We saw you on the security video.”

I had a vision of the MONA staff sitting around with cocktails, laughing uproariously.

“David is interested to meet you,” Nicholls added.

This was promising news. But when I returned to the lobby for my appointment at 12:30, Nicholls looked harried.

“I don’t know where David is,” she muttered, before calling him on her cellphone. I overheard the conversation.

“Yeah, I’m not there, I’m here,” said a gruff voice.

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