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Department of State Growth

Opportunity for Tasmanian artists

Violence against women and family violence impacts all areas of the Australian community, including the workplace. The Department of State Growth is committed to becoming a White Ribbon accredited workplace, recognising and responding to violence in women’s lives, whether it occurs inside or outside the workplace.

Prevention of violence against women starts with creating a culture of gender equality, promotion of respectful relationships and increasing awareness of the issue and its impacts. Building greater equality and respect between men and women can reduce the development of attitudes that support or justify violence.

As part of its program to prevent violence against women and promote respectful relationships, equality and diversity, the Department of Growth is looking to purchase or commission a work of visual art for its White Ribbon Night on 26 July at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. The artwork budget is up to $5 000 (ex GST).

The work may be a 2D or 3D visual artwork that explores the themes of White Ribbon. It may be an existing work or a new work. The Department is open to ideas of some kind of interactive element, enabling viewers to add written notes or ideas to it (this is not an essential requirement). After White Ribbon Night on 26 July the artwork will be moved to the Parliament Square building at 4 Salamanca Place. More information about White Ribbon can be found at https://www.whiteribbon.org.au/ .

If you are interested in finding out more or submitting a short proposal, please contact Damien Grave, People & Culture Consultant and White Ribbon Project Manager, on (03) 6165 5180 or Damien.Grave@stategrowth.tas.gov.au. Submissions should include a short written proposal, CV and examples of your work. Submissions close Thursday, 5 July 2018.