City of Hobart (Crowther Reinterpretation Project)

Application no: 20/09/001

Date granted: 18/09/2020

Date of expiry: 18/09/2022

Date advertised in Tasmanian Government Gazette: 30/09/2020

Relevant exceptions under the Act: Sections 25, 26, 41


This exemption was granted to permit City of Hobart to select at least two (50%) of the four temporary public arts commissions (Crowther Reinterpretation Project) to be Tasmanian Aboriginal people on the basis that:

  • The Crowther Reinterpretation Project is a commitment set out in the City of Hobart’s Aboriginal Commitment and Action Plan to truth telling across the city: Undertake an interpretation project to tell the layered story of Crowther in Franklin Square;
  • The aim of the Crowther Reinterpretation Project is to raise awareness of the complex and layered story of William Crowther and William Lanne and to act as a stimulus for discussion, ahead of the Council commissioning a permanent response to the monument within the next two years;
  • The Crowther Reinterpretation Project team will work with the Project Advisory panel, which includes Tasmanian Aboriginal members Project Advisory to advise on selection; and
  • The Crowther Reinterpretation Project team will ensure that at least two of the four selected commissions are done by Tasmanian Aboriginal people providing equal opportunities to artists, craft practitioners and/or designers in the Tasmanian Aboriginal community.