CITY SANCTUARIES is a community heritage project, presently being undertaken by Wesley Hobart Museum and Arts Tasmania to foster public appreciation of Hobart’s significant and diverse urban sanctuaries and its spiritual landscape.
Having an interfaith and broad public focus, City Sanctuaries is working to identify common ground that is able to support and nurture a shared appreciation of the different and distinctive features of the city’s sanctuary places.
What do we mean by city sanctuary?
We use the term “city sanctuary” to refer to urban places where sacred forms are given expression in ways (e.g. through art, architecture, word, ritual and mundane practices) that are conserved, remembered and made accessible to city inhabitants and their visitors.
Yet sanctuary is appreciated not only as place but also as welcoming, revitalizing and neighbourly relationship.