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Artwork by Ari Purhonen titled Beacon. 

Hobart is the home of a talented and diverse group of artists, designers and craftspeople, who live and work in an environment where light and landscape shape and enhance the creative process.


The City of Hobart aims to enhance Hobart as a centre of cultural excellence by commissioning works of public art that celebrate, mark and reveal aspects of community life.

Hobart has an extensive and varied collection of public art. From the city centre, it's just a short walk between Franklin Square's monumental 19th century bronze statues of British Empire figures and the most cutting-edge contemporary work by students of the Tasmanian School of Art. Throughout the city, public artworks add interest, attraction and occasionally even controversy. The City's public art collection can be viewed on our interactive public art map.

If you would like to know more about the City's public art program, download the City's Public Art Strategy (published 2005)

Image credit Jonathon Wherrett: Beacon by artist Ari Purhonen


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