The Wall in the Wilderness, Derwent Bridge

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Admire the carved timber relief panels at The Wall in the Wilderness, 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 in the Wilderness will be 100 m (328 ft) long. Plan to visit The Wall in the Wilderness during your Derwent Bridge vacation using our convenient Derwent Bridge online trip itinerary builder.
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  • This is one of the most amazing art works I have seen. The details are incredible. I love the unique Tasmanian ness of the stories and subject. His sculptures look real!! Leather hats and gloves that....  more »
  • Don't miss this and don't believe negative reviews. If you have a soul you will love this. Stunning work.  more »
  • Amazing wood carvings that well lived up to reputation. The skill and patience to produce such detailed and life like carvings has to be seen. Don't miss it, you don't need much time to visit.  more »
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  • A great quick stop while you're on the way to other places in Tasmania. This work in progress is worth the minimal entry fee. As well as The Wall itself, there are examples of his other works and detailed pencil drawings done by others worth a look too in the room upstairs. A gift shop and cafe also serve scones and jam and cream. Just note that no photography is allowed inside the building.
  • Don't miss the opportunity. We nearly gave it a miss at the price but glad we made the choice. You have to appreciate the hours and effort. Foster and enjoy a glass of wine while viewing. No photos to be taken, refreshing to just enjoy.
  • The wooden sculpting was quite good but the real gem of this place is the cafe/tea room. Unfortunately we came late and they were out of scones so we had soup instead. The warm homemade focaccia that came with it was incredible. Easily the best bread I've ever eaten and when asked for some more the chef gladly gave me some free of charge. Beautiful food, beautiful service.
  • Art is very unusual and well done but entrance fee is a little steep. The homemade food is delicious and well priced. Whiskey and wines from Tasmania are available. Good place to have a break and enjoy the art, but if you are short on time probably not worth doing.
  • Very interesting piece of art in the wilderness. Well worth a visit. The price though @ $15 pp is not justified by what is offered, as quite a number of sections (10-15%) are still not finished.

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