Public art

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 ongoing development of the Public Art Program is guided by the Creative Hobart Strategy, in particular, Outcome Area 1, which aims for the city to be a ‘platform for cultural expression and creative participation’.

View more information about the City of Hobart's public art program, in our Public Art Strategy.