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Glebe Hill Village

Completed: 2022
Client: tipalea PARTNERS

Cultural Capital was engaged by Tipalea Partners to develop a unique curatorial approach and author a public art plan for the new Glebe Hill Village Shopping Centre, recently opened in Hobart’s rapidly growing Eastern suburbs.


We identified the car park canopies as the primary opportunity for the integration of art. This enabled a surprising and immersive art experience with high visibility and scale that dramatically enlivened the centre, creating powerful identity for Glebe Hill Village. The art also extended inside the shopping centre, with a commission featured on the wallpaper of the parents’ room. 

Cultural Capital commissioned Australian artists, with a view to bring place-based stories and imagery to this significant public art project.

Cultural Capital implemented and managed the Registration of Interest (ROI) process for artist selection, resulting in four artists chosen based on their skill, creativity, and expertise. The commissioned artists were Tricky Walsh, Allan Mansell, Lara Merrett and Tom O’Hern. 

The project was a successful collaboration between Tipalea Partners, Cultural Capital and Kings Outdoor Living in Tasmania. Producing the enormous, printed canopies, understood to be the largest in the southern hemisphere, required intense collaboration between Cultural Capital’s design and project management team, the printers and makers of the canopies. The result is a unique and significant addition to the cultural landscape of Hobart.    

Tricky Walsh, The Firmament, 2022, Glebe Hill Village, Hobart

Lara Merrett, The ever-changing nature of things', 2022, Glebe Hill Village, Hobart