#PPAC: Photographing Public Art Challenge #1

Roadside Attractions

Marsha Ingrao of Always Write and Cee Neuner have teamed up to co-host a new challenge which is about photographing public art. This sounded like fun to me so I am kicking off with a bunch of photos from my archives which I hope is OK.

This first one was something I spotted from the car when some friends and I were on a trip to northeast Tasmania. I thought it was really clever.

The remaining three were all taken around Geeveston where I used to live. “The Eye” was painted by a Hobart street artist I believe and sat in the yard of a local business that dealt in scrap metals. It was done several years ago and is no longer there but when it was new it was amazing.

I’m not sure of the backstory of the ute on top of the roadhouse but it’s sat there for quite a few years and I consider it to be art. The two logs that are placed on the road just before you get to Geeveston have been there for a long time. The artwork, which I think is painted on canvas or similar material was added to brighten up the entrance to the town. It was not far from my old house so I saw it often.

Fish Rock Ringarooma River Tasmania
Fish Rock Ringarooma River Tasmania
Artwork by Jake Seven , Geeveston Tasmania
An old Ute on the roof of Michelle’s Roadhouse Kitchen (formerly Geeveston Roadhouse.)
These big logs welcome everyone to Geeveston.


I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on WordPress.com with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.


  1. Hi Taswegian, I love your post. The art work is wonderful. Don’t you love the eye? And of course, I can never pass up a red truck, picture or real. This is exactly what we had in mind when we talked about starting the challengs. Thanks for joining. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Nice to meet you Marsha. I don’t get out and about so much these days but whenever i do I’m always on the lookout for interesting things to photograph . We’re lucky that many Tasmanian towns have their own art style, One has murals, another topiary, another carved wooden statues. My sister loves vintage and classic cars so we enjoy going to car shows when we can too.


      • That sounds wonderful. Our towns in California copy each other. One has murals so all the nearby towns start painting murals. In Central California, I can’t think of too many statues in the smaller towns, but one town has just started to feature some statues on the streets. It won’t be long until the rest of them do, too! Thanks again for sharing your wealth of photographs! ๐Ÿ™‚

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