The Yellow Line

Last Thursday 16th May, my new public artwork The Yellow Line was successfully launched by the Lord Mayor of Hobart. This permanent artwork is installed in the pavement just outside Parliament and opposite the law courts. It is made up of two lightboxes embedded into the pavement. The work emits a pulsing deep orange – red light. The work stands as a commemoration to the courageous actions of 130 people who defied the Hobart City Council ban of the Tasmanian Gay Law Reform stall at Salamanca Market over 13 weekends in 1988. Commissioned by Hobart City Council the artwork forms a significant part of an apology to those people and to the actions of the council at that time. The artwork marks these events as the biggest act of gay civil rights disobedience in Australian history. You can read more in this press.