Instrument Builders Project 6 – Atelier IBP
Instrument Builders Project 6 – Atelier IBP


Veronica Kent

Jon Smeathers


Lisa Campbell-Smith

Speculative editorials by digital collaborator

Natasha Tontey

Mona Foma 2022

Dates: 28 – 30 January 2022

Times: 10am – 4pm daily

Location: Detached Cultural Organisation, Argyle Street entrance (Detached Artist Archive Hobart)


*Please note this is an indoor event with limited capacity.

Founded in 2012 by curators Joel Stern and Kristi Monfries, and now incorporating co-curator Lisa Campbell-Smith, Instrument Builders Project (IBP) is a transdisciplinary, socially engaged project focussed on experimental sound and collaboration, that over its previous five iterations in Indonesia, Australia and Japan has generated an international network of activity, ongoing relationships and new works.

Over the past year, IBP curators have developed a new model to continue to provide a platform in the face of challenges brought about through the pandemic. Extending IBP’s capacity as a responsive space for experimentation and sonic experience through research, critical reflection, and development through commissioning and presenting fieldwork, international collaborations engaging artists from Australia, Indonesia and Japan.

Atelier IBP will be presented as a key project in this new phase, where artists Veronica Kent and Jon Smeathers take on the IBP mantle in the form of an Atelier producing a collection of ‘personally tuned wearable acoustic pieces’ that can be experienced by visitors during bespoke fittings. The artists are inviting six lucky souls each day of the the three day project as part of MONA FOMA nipaluna/ Hobart to be customised for a hyper-individualised intimate sound experience.

As participants are fitted we invite audiences to listen and watch.


Atelier IBP is presented by Contemporary Art Tasmania in partnership with Detached Cultural Organisation, Mona Foma, Liquid Architecture and Volcanic Winds

Visitors to this event must follow COVID-19 protocols in line with MONA FOMA Festival outlines and procedure. For more information see:

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