The Wall in the Wilderness

Located two kilometres east of Derwent Bridge in the central highlands of Tasmania, The Wall in the Wilderness is truly the most ambitious and unique artwork open to the public in Australia today.

In a 100 metres of timber, most of it Tasmanian Huon pine, Greg Duncan has carved out the story of the Tasmanian Highlands. His relief sculptures depict the struggles and perseverance of the people of the area; from the local indigenous people, through to the pioneers, miners and forest workers who settled, worked and protected this fascinating and remote area. The work also documents the local fauna and flora. The story is told as seen through the eyes of the eagle, often seen flying high above this area.

Housed in a custom built building, and funded by the artist, the Wall is a stunning manifestation of one man’s vision and talent and should be on the must do list of every visitor to Tasmania. The gallery also has a small cafe, where cakes and biscuits are baked on the premises, teas and coffees are on offer, or grab a glass of wine or a Tasmanian single malt whisky and soak up the sun in the courtyard.

15352 Lyell Highway, Derwent Bridge TAS 7140
p: 03 6289 1134
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