Designs from North-West Tasmanian Aboriginal artist Caleb Nichols-Mansell will adorn the first building to open at Inveresk as part of the University of Tasmania's redevelopments.
The university's art commission invited Aboriginal artists to create designs that recognised the past, acknowledged the present and welcomed the future of Tasmania's culture.
Nichols-Mansell's work - to be displayed on the floors of the new Library and Student Experience building - features grass-toned local wetlands, the blue-grey hues of saltwater Country and the natural ochre pigments inspired by the kanamaluka/Tamar River.
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The artist's inspiration hailed from deep connections to Country, community, spirit and stories of the palawa river.
"Our Old People lived in harmony with the waterways and country they called home. These wetlands sustained life, provided resources and places to gather," Nichols-Mansell said.
"This work represents the changing colours and winding flow of the river, and also the human interference and pollution that has followed."
The designs will be represented on two square and five circular custom carpets. The carpets will be up to 6 metres in diameter.
Pro-vice chancellor and Aboriginal leadership professor Greg Lehman said the work was one of many new opportunities utilised to create a campus where Aboriginal creative practices could flourish.
"The process of reclaiming and celebrating Aboriginal history, culture and knowledge is being embraced as an intrinsic part of the development of the new Inveresk Precinct," he said.
The building opens 2022.