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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  • October 11, 2017
    Wow. Long way from an airport, however, you need to see it. Mind blowing. The skill, love & passion oozes out of the many, many works and touches a part of you that defies casual description. An Austr...  more »
  • October 6, 2017
    The wall is a series of panels depicting scenes from Tasmanian history carved almost entirely from Huon pine. The details were really impressive - muscles, sinews, bones, fabric etc - it all looked so...  more »
  • October 6, 2017
    We were told this was a great attraction and so put it on our list to see on our way from Strahan to Hobart. It cost $15 per head admission which seemed steep but I had high expectations. I was severe...  more »
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  • September 13, 2017
    The artwork is absolutely incredible....a 'must see'. The amazing talent and dedication of the artist is astounding. The gallery is beautifully presented and includes a lovely classy little coffee shop that caters for light lunches, morning and afternoon teas etc. The amenities are top notch. If you can appreciate amazing talent and artwork then you would be hard pressed not to appreciate The Wall... highly recommended.
  • September 3, 2017
    An absolute MUST SEE !!!!! An amazing time spent looking at the incredible craftsmanship with excellent attention to detail that reminded me of David in Florence. A lovely setting with very friendly staff, lovely food at the cafe and Mr Duncan was very humble. Can't recommend it enough !!
  • July 21, 2017
    Stunning! This artist has managed to turn wood into water! The images flow in a way that has to be seen to be understood. A truly amazing talent unexpectedly hidden in a remote snowy landscape. I'm in awe...
  • May 28, 2017
    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).
  • April 21, 2017
    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.

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