Public Art in K-Block

Art distracts us from the psychological pressures that often come with being in a hospital. It also makes a space comforting and attractive. This is how art can help make a hospital a richer place for patients, visitors and staff.

The Tasmanian Government supports the role of art in transforming public spaces through the Tasmanian Government Art Site Scheme. This scheme requires that Government construction projects allocate funding to public art.

On Saturday, 4 November 2017, applications were advertised from contemporary artists for two separate commissions (Part A and Part B) for the Royal Hobart Hospital Redevelopment.

Part A Suspended lightweight artworks in the central entry atrium. The Artist's Brief encourages the commissioned artist/s to develop an immersive artwork of contemporary design possibly referencing the natural environment and potentially activating ephemeral light and movement. The artist however is not restricted to this approach within their conceptual framework.

Part B ‘Digital quilt’ new media artwork on the ground floor with associated 2D components integrated into C Block ground floor glass panels & K Block lift lobbies on eight floors. The digital quilt concept is based upon an artwork that uses multiple images/patterns/colours designed as a projected work onto the wall, screen based work which has the potential to change over time OR other emerging and experimental technologies.

For more information including the Artist's Brief, visit Arts Tasmania – RHH Redevelopment Public Art

Online applications close 11.59 pm, Sunday, 17 December 2017.

07 Nov 2017