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New Norfolk Police Station. Image: Google Maps

The Tasmanian Government Art Site Scheme Commission

Location New Norfolk Police Station
Artwork Photo essay integrated into building fabric
Artwork budget $30 000 + GST
Project number 075747

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.


Submissions and enquiries

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Applications are submitted through the online application system SmartyGrants. Applicants will need to register or log in to SmartyGrants before starting their application.

Public art - application form

If you have any questions about this commission please contact David Patman on (03) 6165 6665 or

Applications close Monday, 22 June 2020.

Image: Google Maps