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 a must....even if you are not an arty person.....the wall is just astonishing....so real....you gave to visit as you can't take photos. 
    This is a must....even if you are not an arty person.....the wall is just astonishing....so real....you gave to visit as you can't take photos.  more »
  • Was recommended to us by a couple at a market stall in Hobart. It really did not disappoint. Breathtakingly beautiful. So much time and skill would have gone into it. Worth the $ to see it! 
    Was recommended to us by a couple at a market stall in Hobart. It really did not disappoint. Breathtakingly beautiful. So much time and skill would have gone into it. Worth the $ to see it!  more »
  • What an amazing work of art, and the hours up hours of work is awe inspiring. No pics allowed do you need to visit yourself..and be amazed 
    What an amazing work of art, and the hours up hours of work is awe inspiring. No pics allowed do you need to visit yourself..and be amazed  more »
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  • We feel honoured to have had the opportunity to visit The Wall. It has been a true highlight of our holiday in Tasmania and was quite moving. We took in all the detail of each panel and are absolutely entranced by the magnificent sculpting of Greg Duncan. The gallery building in which The Wall is housed is magnificent in itself. As you are not allowed to take photos inside, we have bought the three books and look forward to reading these and viewing all the photos thoroughly. The snow on the gallery building was an added bonus. Thank you Greg Duncan.
  • AMAZING place!! You really have to see it to appreciate the work and detail which has gone into it. I loved how the story started, but the second side of the Wall is quite emotional and a story told in carvings in such detail.
  • The wood sculptures here are astounding. Greg achieves a truly lifelike feeling to his work. The lighting is just right, from a distance you'd think it was a rendering, but up close the detail is astounding. And the way he has left some works in different stages of completion gives you insight into his process. Can highly recommend a visit.
  • This place was impressive, hard to believe hand carved by one person! The building itself was beautiful timber lined - gorgeous wood fires roaring and a bar where you’d encouraged to grab a drink 🍷 and walk around checking out all the carvings, they are pretty amazing! No photos allowed inside - although seems a little steep worth the entry fee!
  • This place is on the middle of nowhere. But you happen to be near it go in for a look. You need to see it so that you can appreciate it. The timber carving throughout and intricate detail is amazing. The artist has captured everything and you will see that you have found a beautiful space to rest, relax and recoup just by having a wander around and a coffee. Enjoy we did.

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