City of Hobart (By and About Women - Urban Art Wall 2021)

Application no: 20/10/053

Date granted: 11/11/2020

Date of expiry: 11/11/2021

Date advertised in Tasmanian Government Gazette: 18/11/2020

Relevant exceptions under the Act: Sections 25, 26, 27(1)(d)


This exemption was granted to permit the City of Hobart to advertise for and engage an artist who has lived experience as a woman (or a team of people with this experience), to paint a new mural celebrating the stories, contributions and/or spirit of women in Hobart, now or into the future, on the basis that:

  • The mural will be painted on the south wall of 91-97 Bathurst Street, Hobart during the 2021 Vibrance Festival; and
  • This particular project will be called 'By and About Women - Urban Art Wall 2021'; and
  • The project will provide opportunities for female artists who are generally underrepresented in the arts, including street art commissions; and
  • The mural will be launched on International Women's Day 2021; and
  • The Vibrance Festival event includes opportunities for a diverse range of artists to participate, with approximately 25 murals expected to be completed. Any artist who does not fit the above description will be able to apply as part of the open call for artists.