“Using buildings as a canvas, the City of Hobart is making high-quality urban art a celebrated part of our landscape.”
Here are just a few examples of the colourful and diverse street art in our city.
This is the Convict Brick Trail in Campbell Town, Tasmania. The bricks are dedicated to some of the convicts who were transported to Australia from 1788, for almost one hundred years.
The trail was a privately organised project, with bricks purchased and details provided by individuals or descendants of the convicts identified on the brick.
Each brick states the name and age of the person, the ship they arrived on, their crime and sentence. Also, some other piece of information, perhaps where they were from, who they married, where they died, their achievements (or otherwise) in their new land.
Even James Bond gets a mention!?!
Eucalyptus trees fascinate me. They are so different to the majestic oaks, elms and other northern hemisphere trees that I grew up with. These “gum” trees must have seemed so alien to the early European Settlers, trees that kept their leaves but shed their bark. Trees with such a distinct scent and unique flowers and seed pods.