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Claiming Ground

Cover image of Claiming Ground publication

Claiming Ground is an illustration of works commissioned under the Tasmanian Government's Art Site Scheme (previously the Art for Public Building Scheme) in Tasmania and pays tribute to those Tasmanian artists whose works have done so much to brighten our visual environment.

Published in 2005, this book features a cross-section of some of the most significant and distinctive public art commissions in Tasmania. 80 projects are profiled, with an essay by Deborah Malor, commentary by Diana Klaosen, and photography by Peter Angus Robinson.

Since 1979, the Scheme has commissioned 800 artworks across Tasmania, making it the biggest single source of government support for visual arts in Tasmania.

The works featured in this book represent a cross-section of the most significant and distinctive commissions. From schools to hospitals, from sports and community centres to parks, the works re-affirm the enriching and empowering presence of art at all levels of public life.

Unfortunately there are no longer copies of this publication available to purchase. Check your local library for a copy.

Read more about the Tasmanian Government's Art Site Scheme