In this Place - A public artwork for Lenah Valley


Work continues on In this Place – the public art project by artist Alex Miles - that is part of the Lenah Valley Retail Precinct Upgrade. Two murals are now complete and the artist is working with the City’s Public Art Coordinator and local building owners to resolve the detail and timing for completion of three further small mural works within the precinct.

A selection of excerpts from the stories and memories that have been collected as part of the postcard campaign will be used within a series of new seats and bus stops. It is also hoped that a sign will mark the start of the precinct at its eastern end, which will be illuminated, highlighting the phrase “In this Place”


More information:

For more information about the In this Place project contact the City of Hobart’s Public Art Coordinator, Judith Abell. Ph (03) 6238 2494 Email: abellj@hobartcity.com.au

To stay informed of all City of Hobart engagement projects please register here.


Work continues on In this Place – the public art project by artist Alex Miles - that is part of the Lenah Valley Retail Precinct Upgrade. Two murals are now complete and the artist is working with the City’s Public Art Coordinator and local building owners to resolve the detail and timing for completion of three further small mural works within the precinct.

A selection of excerpts from the stories and memories that have been collected as part of the postcard campaign will be used within a series of new seats and bus stops. It is also hoped that a sign will mark the start of the precinct at its eastern end, which will be illuminated, highlighting the phrase “In this Place”


More information:

For more information about the In this Place project contact the City of Hobart’s Public Art Coordinator, Judith Abell. Ph (03) 6238 2494 Email: abellj@hobartcity.com.au

To stay informed of all City of Hobart engagement projects please register here.

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    by Margi H, over 1 year ago
    Oct26 07

    I have always loved Lenah Valley since I was a six year old child in 1934 and my family moved from Battery Point’s Maryville Esplanade, (name changed to Marieville quarter of a century later) to Jennings Street, (originally Redlands Avenue) New Town.  Though only halfway up the street, ours was the last house on our side;  opposite to us were two brick houses, the lower one with an orchard attached, and they were the only houses on that entire side of the street.  From the orchard, a large unfenced paddock sloped down half the length of the street to the... Continue reading

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    by HR, over 1 year ago
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  • Growing up in Lenah Valley in the 50s & 60s

    by GW, over 1 year ago

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    by Carol H, over 1 year ago
    Murchison st 4

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  • Rivulet

    by danielherbert, over 1 year ago

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    over 1 year ago

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    by Don1, over 1 year ago

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  • Ron Beltz the boat builder - by Andy Beltz

    over 1 year ago

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    When completed, all the craft were taken by road from his house by truck, going up Giblin St... Continue reading