The new home for the Bett Gallery is housed on level 1/65 Murray Street Hobart in a building originally designed in 1961 by Philip Lighton Floyd and Beattie.
The approach was to completely strip out the existing tired office fit out and only add what was necessary. The process discovered original parquetry flooring and has exposed concrete coffered ceilings. These elements have been honoured in the contemporary gallery fit out.
This work is a lesson in restraint and it is this considered approach that is key to the design outcome. The new movable walls are critical elements in the space and are integral to the functionality and adaptability of the new contemporary gallery space.