introducing sheffield: town of murals
We stayed in Sheffield while in Tasmania and used it as our base to visit Cradle Mountain National Park.
It can definitely be described as an open-air art gallery. There are murals painted everywhere and the artwork is simply spectacular.
No words are needed to describe this quaint and pretty town! We will let the photos of the murals canvasing the streets do the talking. Hope you enjoy our photo essay.
(Photos taken by wisemonkeysabroad.com)
23 thoughts on “introducing sheffield: town of murals”
February 11, 2014 at 9:00 pm
These are breath-taking. Nicely photographed! 🙂
February 11, 2014 at 9:02 pm
Thank you so much for stopping by and for your kinds words! The town murals are just spectacular!
February 6, 2014 at 10:54 pm
Love, love the murals!
February 7, 2014 at 6:15 am
They are pretty cool 🙂
February 6, 2014 at 4:57 pm
Love this 🙂 We visited as a family when I was seven, but never really remember these murals until now (probably didn’t appreciate them as a young tacker!). I feel like I could jump right into some of these images 🙂
February 6, 2014 at 5:46 pm
It’s funny how as children, everything glazes over, it’s only when you revisit as an adult that it all comes rushing back! The murals are so realistic, huh?
February 8, 2014 at 9:51 am
I kind of mean that they are so well done that it looks like you can walk right into some of them! (of course you wouldn’t because you’d end up with a bruised forehead!)…just the imagination taking a step back to childhood 🙂
February 6, 2014 at 12:09 am
Wow. There is so much “hidden” talent in this world. 🙂
February 6, 2014 at 6:24 am
There is…. Isn’t there? Guess everyone has a little talent inside somewhere 🙂
February 5, 2014 at 5:37 pm
February 5, 2014 at 5:43 pm
Thanks for visiting & for commenting!
February 5, 2014 at 10:02 am
Oh my goodness… These are grand! I’ve had the honor to be an artist-in-residence at several local elementary schools to manage school-wide ceramic tile mural projects. I have a special love for murals. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful collection of photos; you did a wonderful job capturing the images 🙂
February 5, 2014 at 10:28 am
Thank you!! The town is simply gorgeous and the photos certainly don’t do the real ones justice!
That’s wonderful that you do mural projects. Would love to see any of your work if you have photos to share 🙂
February 4, 2014 at 11:56 pm
Simply amazing. Do these get re-painted when old or are they maintained all through the year?
February 5, 2014 at 7:16 am
That’s a great question & we are not sure but seeing as the paintings began in 1985 – would imagine they would get retouched!
February 5, 2014 at 7:37 am
So that would mean that these paintings have not changed since they were first painted! And i am guessing they are maintained by the State? Just trying to figure out the difference between these murals and street art in general. In joburg, there is a lot of the latter. But they get repainted every couple of years…also because a lot of them represent current political and social themes.
February 5, 2014 at 7:58 am
The way we understand they don’t get painted over! It adds to the town history. They just find more walls to put the paintings 🙂
February 4, 2014 at 11:56 pm
Nice set of shots – thanks for sharing 🙂
February 5, 2014 at 7:14 am
Thank you! It’s such a beautiful town & so very worth sharing 🙂
February 4, 2014 at 11:44 pm
Wow, that’s great! What an awesome idea for a town – it sure beats grafitti!
February 5, 2014 at 7:13 am
Such a good point! Thanks for stopping by & commenting 🙂
February 4, 2014 at 11:40 pm
beautiful little town. Love Marble World!
February 5, 2014 at 7:12 am
Yes it really is beautiful! Thanks for commenting 🙂