The Tasmanian Government Art Site Scheme Commission
|Location||New Norfolk Police Station|
|Artwork||Photo essay integrated into building fabric|
|Artwork budget||$30 000 + GST|
Applications are open for the development of a photo-essay for the new New Norfolk Police Station building. The artwork will reference the story of the local police service and its role in the Derwent Valley.
The former police station building, constructed in 1967, due to be demolished in September 2020 can be made available to the successful artist/s. A significant collection of written records of day-to-day police activities in the Derwent Valley (subject to relevant permissions) is also available, as well as access to former police staff. Please contact the Arts Tasmania program officer for more information.
Photographers are encouraged to apply for this commission, and collaborations with a writer, architect or social/community historian will be welcomed.
Outcomes from this commission may help to inform the Artist Brief for a second commission for New Norfolk police station to be advertised in the second half of 2020.
This commission is open to Tasmanian artists only.
- Artist's brief - New Norfolk Police Station - PDF
- Site plan for new police station building - PDF
- Site plan for former police station building - PDF
- Images of former police station building and historic police records - PDF
- Tasmanian Government Art Site Scheme Artists' Handbook - PDF
Submissions and enquiries
Applications are submitted through the online application system SmartyGrants. Applicants will need to register or log in to SmartyGrants before starting their application.
Applications close Monday, 22 June 2020.
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