Forces of Nature

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Tasmanians get things done. We are an island of wild weather and isolation, demanding resilient communities and people. We take pride in our capacity to withstand hardship - and flourish, even during the hardest times. When faced with crises, like the increasing threat of natural disasters, we draw on the strengths of our communities and connections to each other.

To be better prepared and able to support each other in the future, we need to act on the lessons we learn from our successes and failures during times of trial. 

The City of Hobart is running projects to help people who were affected by the May 2018 extreme weather event to get ready for, recover from and help each other in natural disasters.

These projects will assist regional Hobart communities respond to future emergencies, disaster events and other disruptions to normal living.

These projects have been jointly funded by the Australian and Tasmanian governments under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements.

Additional information on all of the Resilient Hobart projects can be found on the Resilient Hobart page. 

Forces of Nature Public Art Commission - project details

Through a competitive Expression of Interest and shortlist process, the City of Hobart has now commissioned Tasmanian artist, Alex Miles to create an artwork along the Rivulet Track in response to those communities impacted by the May 2018 floods in the Rivulet catchment area. The aim of this project is to acknowledge the destructive nature of the natural world and its incredible force and to consider how this can be harnessed to build community cohesion, connectivity and resilience through a creative re-imagining of place and space by a site-specific, responsive public art work. The art work is currently in development, please check back here soon for more details.