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The Wall, Derwent Bridge

Categories: Monuments, Tourist Spots
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4.5/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web
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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  • Amazing wood carvings Lovely setting with fire and wine and whiskey tasting Cafe quite nice as well with limited choice 
  • The skill involved in creating the detail in the work is incredible. The story for me was a little take it or leave it. The pencil drawings on display upstairs are fantastic and well worth a look. Per...  read more »
  • At first we were a little hesitant with the $13 entry fee - but... WOW it is well worth the money. The amazing wood carvings that are so lifelike and tell their story in detail. We found it to be part...  read more »
  • This is a truly breathtaking piece of work. As others have said, a must see in the highlands. A work like this takes great skill and dedication. Thank you for sharing this with us all. Another big plus is the quality of the cafe! So often in the out of the way places in Australia we have to suffer with sub standard fare and coffee. Not so here!!! Excellent coffee, food and service was first class.
  • Greg is a very Talented man was very good to see his work. A Must see if driving through
  • Greg Duncan is such a gifted wood sculptor and historian. His commitment to Tasmanian history through life-sized life-like wood sculpting is unparalleled. My wife and I thank you for your dedication on educating us and giving us a glimpse of Australian tenacity and ingenuity which we knew we had all along. My wife would have written her own thoughts and tributes but she couldn't get past the star ratings to enter her views. Thanks once again and we look forward to seeing more of Greg's works when we next visit Tassie. God bless. Andrew & Aileen Foo from Brisbane
  • If this were in Europe or the U.S it would be raved about world wide.Greg Duncan and his son would be household names. It is that fantastic. It was the top highlight of many on my recent tour of Tassie.
  • Do stop and see this! Amazing wall of incredible wood work. The depth of the artwork was tremendous, his son, whose name evades me at present, also exclusively exhibits. His art pieces were incredibly detailed, cloaks, hats, gloves. Amazing stuff. The wall is 75% complete and Greg continues to work on the wall. I was happy to pay $12 to enter and initially was disappointed to find photography was not permitted, although after an explanation, understood why. Plus it's kinda nice in this high tech world with everything on the 'net to find something that was being deliberately excluded. He puts in an incredible effort, and people who stop and pay to enter should have the honour of seeing the work exclusively. Photos wouldn't do the work justice either, the intricate scraping and scratching of the wood, the way the artwork develops slowly over time, amazing! The hands and muscle details of the men, women and animals was jaw dropping. I especially loved the grieving woman, whose face is not even shown, but the audience is hit with the emotional impact. I bought the two books, volume 1 & 2, which helps support Greg's work. They have just opened the cafe, with tea, coffee and tasting plates available. Greg's sister, Robyn, contributes hand painted silk scarves on display, and for purchase, alongside an artist exhibit upstairs on the mezzanine, in pencil which rivals a photograph.
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