THE OLD MERCURY BUILDING
The empty newsrooms and printing halls of the art-deco Mercury Newspaper Building in the centre of Hobart have been converted to a multilevel gallery and a creative industry hub for Detached Cultural Organisation, Hobart.
Maintaining the site’s industrial heritage was a top priority. The gallery spaces accommodate a wide variety of art medias over four levels - works on paper, paintings, sculpture, installations and video. Operating together with the art gallery, the second floor will be used for art projects, community and education programs and office spaces. This space has been tailored for art institutions such as MONA and can be leased for corporate events and community and education programs. It will have variable number of visitors based on general operating and provisions for special events.