Arts Tasmania manages public art commissions for the state government through the Tasmanian Government Art Site Scheme and assists clients in the private, community, local and federal government sectors to develop and manage public art or design commissions specific to their needs through the Corporate Art Scheme.
Commissions currently open for application
- Kingston Health Centre - Pre-existing 2D artworks
- Kingston Health Centre - External artwork
- Royal Hobart Hospital - Cambridge Kitchen
- Franklin River Picnic Area, Lyell Highway
What is the Tasmanian Government Art Site Scheme?
The Tasmanian Government Art Site Scheme is the state government's public art program. Since its launch in 1979, the Scheme has managed over 660 commissions creating more than 1 900 artworks located across the state, resulting in a contemporary state public art collection that includes work from a wide range of disciplines.
The Scheme is a major source of government investment in the visual arts in Tasmania. This investment also flows through to the wider community, not only in the social, educational and health outcomes known to derive from public art, but to local suppliers as artists procure services and materials for the creation of artworks.
How does the Tasmanian Government Art Site Scheme work?
The Tasmanian Government Art Site Scheme is managed by Arts Tasmania and is open to professional, contemporary Tasmanian artists. Click here to find out details of how the Scheme works.
Commissions currently under way
You can find a list of active commissions, the artists who are creating the work and a description of the artwork projects on the commissions currently under way page.
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The following documents are provided to assist you in the development and management of a public art commission: