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The Wall, Derwent Bridge

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Admire the carved timber relief panels at The Wall, which depict the struggle and survival of indigenous people and pioneers. See why some have likened the project to Michelangelo painting the Sistine Chapel: The artist, Greg Duncan, has spent a decade carving a wall from solid Huon Pine.  The wall is a work in progress and when completed, The Wall will be 100 m (328 ft) long. Use our Derwent Bridge trip builder to add The Wall and other attractions to your Derwent Bridge vacation plans.
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  • I've heard a lot about the wood carvings at Derwent Bridge, but nothing could prepare me for the incredible talent of Greg Duncan. His woodcarvings have brought the timber to life, telling the history...  more »
  • We had heard of this attraction before we even got to Tasmania, however words struggle to do any justice to what you see. An absolutely gob smacking display of Australian life and history depicted on ...  more »
  • We had been told about this place by our B&B hosts back in Strahan. We were travelling from Strahan to Hobart & this was a perfect mid way stop. The wood carving is amazing. I never knew wood could lo...  more »
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  • Hidden away in the forest near Derwent bridge are the results of one man's wood carving obsession. This is definitely worth stopping to see. Entry is $13, but when you see the scale of what has been carved by hand, with no power tools, from single pieces of wood... Quite amazing. There is also a roaring fire, couches, wine bar and cafe with soups and snacks. Well behaved kids are welcome but cameras, mobile phone cameras and naughty kids are not (and there are plenty of signs to point this out).
  • Spectacular! A must see if you are in the area. Absolutely stunning craftsmanship! You can feel the blood, sweat and probably tears that have been put into each panel! Breathtaking! The building and even the atmosphere has been well planned. No pictures are allowed to be taken inside.
  • This man has more talent than I have ever seen... well worth the entry fee and no cameras allowed which is great. People need to go and see not take photos and share with friends it is truly beautiful. So beautiful I bought both books .....hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
  • So pleased we stopped at The Wall. Exceptional display of fine craftsmanship. Don't miss the fine pencil drawings upstairs. So detailed I thought they were photographs from a distance. If you appreciate quality art and craft do not miss this amazing exhibition.
  • The building and some of the individual works and fine art (upstairs) were beautiful but the actual "Wall" panels weren't really of great interest as they focused mostly on old Australian themes. Quality work, just not my taste. I prefered the more eclectic and bizarre art shown at MONA in Hobart