Art guides

Art guides

Site Echoes, 2020. Futago with Julie Stoneman. One of three linked public artworks at Movenpick Hotel in Elizabeth Street, Hobart. Photo credit: Sam Shelley

A series of Creative Hobart guides and policies have been developed to assist artists, building owners and developers in considering ways to either make or support the making of public art in the city.

See below for more information on each of these guides.

Arts in Public Space

A starting point for understanding whom to talk to and what might be required when undertaking an artwork in a public space.

Arts in Public Space in the City of Hobart(PDF, 1MB)

Creative Places

Our guide to Hobart's creative places profiles 20 City of Hobart-owned venues, showing details of size, capacity and technical features, as well as images and who to contact for more information.

Creative Places - City of Hobart Venue Guide(PDF, 7MB)

Film Friendly City Policy

Hobart abounds with fascinating historic nooks and crannies, colonial urban architecture, dense majestic woodlands, beautiful sweeping sandy beaches, enchanting secluded bays, tree-filled parks and, of course, a towering picturesque mountain - sometimes snow-capped - as its imposing backdrop.

The City of Hobart wants to make this rich and varied patrimony readily and simply available for local, national and international screen production.

We will actively promote and support the use of the city for film and photo shoots by working directly with production companies in the application of necessary permits. This will include reducing "red tape", providing experienced staff to assist in planning and successful conclusion, and helping identify non-council authorities and other supporters.

Film Friendly City Policy(PDF, 981KB)

Making or Commissioning a Mural in the City of Hobart

This guide is intended for artists, organisations or building owners wishing to paint a mural, or have a mural painted on a particular wall. The guide offers practical steps to ensure a fantastic outcome that complies (where needed) with planning, heritage and other regulations.

Making or Commissioning a Mural in the City of Hobart(PDF, 919KB)

Public Art Private Development Guide

This is a guide intended for developers wishing to install public art in larger developments within the City of Hobart.

As an approximate guide, this is for projects over $3.5m in value, and particularly projects requiring discretionary approval.

Public Art Private Development Guide(PDF, 1MB)