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Are these doors real or not?


Sheffield in Tasmania is now a thriving town known for it’s murals and annual mural festival that entices artists from home and abroad.

In the mid 1980’s the town was in decline. Residents elected to follow the example of a town in Canada and commissioned the painting of murals on it’s buildings depicting the local history. Fifty such murals are now a permanent part of the town. Here are a few of them.


The Mural Festival is taking place this week in a designated park, where the images remain on public display for twelve months, until the next festival. This was a view of the park a couple of weeks ago.


This is my contribution to Norm’s Thursday Doors series.