On Friday 12 April, Mayor of Clarence Doug Chipman officially launched two new public art sculptures and the new streetscape of Bayfield Street in Rosny.

The sculptures are two large, glass mosaics by well-known Tasmanian artist Tony Woodward entitled The Waiting Room and depict the universal experience of waiting in a doctor’s or dentist’s waiting room with other strangers.

The street-scaping of Bayfield Street has seen the transformation of a dull commercial area into the most attractive street in Rosny Park with new safe, high quality paving, furniture, public art, and landscaping.

Additional recent public artworks around Clarence are a series of graphic artworks on traffic signal boxes around the Clarence CBD.

The three designs relate to the water, the urban landscape, and flora and fauna designs were created by Tasmanian Artist and Designer Fiona Tabart and initially came about as a method to beautify the boxes and deter vandalism, a deterrence that council officials say has been largely successful.

Mayor of Clarence, Alderman Doug Chipman, believed the Bayfield streetscape is an example of what can be achieved by the council.

“The public art and streetscape we are opening today are an important element of Council’s broader plans to reinvigorate Rosny Park – to attract more customers and more commercial development – and to ensure a better experience for all those who use the centre for business and social purposes.” Mayor Chipman said.