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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  • Having borrowed the book about the artist, I was inspired by his story - his determination to enjoy what he did in life and to do what he enjoys. Quite a unique place. Pity we couldn’t take a personal...  more »
  • We went with a group of (senior, and well behaved) people. Upon entering we noticed signs forbidding photography and touching and warnings to control children (we didn’t have any with us anyway). As w...  more »
  • The most amazing exhibit we’ve ever seen... and we’ve seen lots both in Australia and overseas. Sculptor Greg Duncan is creating a masterpiece that draws the viewer right into the story... whatever yo...  more »
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  • This is absolutely a must see. It gave me "goose bumps", the story it tells of Aussie life in such an incredible way is something I'll always remember. The workmanship is the best I've ever seen....in any medium. A truly remarkable experience. Allow plenty of time. Look closely at the details... wonderful.
  • The outside of the building does not prepare the Visitor for the extraordinary offering of art on the inside. Greg Duncan is an incredible and talented craftsman. His finishes and the outpouring of emotion in his work is almost spiritual. Be prepared to spend some time taking in the detail and the stories outlined on the 100 metre wall and the stand-alone pieces around the walls. Also take time to sit and enjoy the garden annexed to the cafe. Even better with one of their excellent coffees.
  • A must visit to appreciate. Greg Duncan is a very talented man and we had the pleasure of talking to him while there. The wall brought tears to our eyes and this definitely tells a story. We actually walked around the Wall twice. First class. The cafe is a must with great scones.
  • We have heard about this place for years and had visions of a tin shed with the artist Greg Duncan inside chipping away at this giant wall. Well we got the tin shed right but the rest could not be any further from the truth. As soon as you walk in you feel like you could be in a gallery anywhere the world. Greg's carvings have to be seen to be believed, the walls are made up of individual panels that tell a story. Some can bring you to tears and others to laughter.
  • Amazing. A very moving and thought provoking display. No cameras or phones seems strange at first. But having peace and quiet in there made the experience even more meaningful. Interest that no cameras or phones means no asian tourists.

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