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Call for local artists to design landmark installation at Glebe Hill Village

TASMANIAN artists are being encouraged to submit a Registration of Interest (ROI) to have their artwork featured across three large car park canopies at the Glebe Hill Village retail centre.

The centre developers, Tipalea Partners, are investing $110,000 towards the public art project, with the artwork to span across 2000 square metres of premium canvas.

Cultural Capital, on behalf of Tipalea, will commission one Tasmanian artist to transform the underside of the car park canopies into an engaging and creatively expressive surface with a view to bring place-based stories to Glebe Hill Village.

Tipalea Partners chief executive officer Scott Spanton said this opportunity would transform what would otherwise be a routine arrival and departure at the retail centre into a vibrant experience for shoppers and a unique expansive canvas for the artist.

“We are so excited to call upon the incredible artistic talent that Tasmania has to offer and present them with this large-scale opportunity,” he said

“Everything we do at Glebe Hill Village we strive to leave lasting benefits for the local community, and engaging with local artists and providing them with this opportunity is all part of this – not to mention the shoppers who will also be able to enjoy the incredible public artwork and spice up their routine shop.

“For local artists, this is a significant opportunity to gain exposure and contribute to the first new neighbourhood shopping centre to be developed in Hobart for more than a decade, as well as leave a meaningful and lasting impression on the people and the city of Hobart.”

Artists can register their interest to be considered for the project by sending through their CV, bio and previous examples of their work to submissions@culturalcapital.city.

Three finalists will then be chosen and granted $3000 to come up with a design concept, with the ultimate winner receiving an additional $20,000 and $80,000 of printing and production costs paid by Tipalea.

ROI submissions are due by 1 September 2021.

For more information on the public art opportunity, visit www.GlebeHillVillage.com.au.

Construction on the Glebe Hill Village retail centre is currently underway and is set to open in September 2022.