Soapbox Exhibition

New Soapbox billboard

A new Soapbox billboard featuring Hobartians Facing Homelessness – 50/50 Art Project was unveiled on Monday 5 August to coincide with the national launch of 2019 Homelessness Week.

The community-focused art project explores the issues around homelessness using art as a vehicle to connect diverse viewpoints and create collaboration with a result that can be shared, exhibited and foster discussion.

The billboard artwork will be on display until 1 September 2019 at Mathers Place: in Criterion Lane, on the rear wall of the State Library and the side of the Playhouse Theatre. Visit the Soapbox billboards webpage to learn more. 

2019 Homelessness Week

Homelessness Week is a national event, with a variety of activities held across Australia during the first full week in August.

In 2019, Homelessness Week is held from 5 to 11 August and it's National Launch was hosted by the City of Hobart on Monday 5 August.

Each year Homelessness Week seeks to raise awareness of people experiencing homelessness, the issues they face, and the action needed to achieve enduring solutions.

This year’s theme of ‘Housing Ends Homelessness’ aims to highlight the need for more affordable housing as a core foundation to addressing the housing shortage.

For the launch, Lord Mayor Anna Reynolds was joined by Assistant Minister for Community Housing, Homelessness and Community Services Luke Howarth; Jenny Smith, Chair of Homelessness Australia and CEO of Council to Homeless Persons; Pattie Chugg, CEO Shelter Tasmania, Danny Sutton, CEO Colony 47 and Kate Kelly, City of Hobart Housing with Dignity Reference Group.

The launch was a great opportunity for the community to learn more about essential services provided by Anglicare, CatholicCare, Salvation Army, Bethlehem House and Loui’s Van.

There will be a number of events happening in Tasmania as part of Homelessness Week from 5 August until 11 August. For more information visit the Shelter Tasmania website


  • Monday, 05 August 2019 | 10:30 AM - Sunday, 01 September 2019 | 09:00 AM


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