Photographing Public Art #7


Art in Wynyard

This week I found myself in Wynyard with two hours to kill. For a change it wasn’t raining so I decided to take some photos of local art found along Goldie Street, the main street in the town. I had to use my phone which as usual drove me crazy.

There are some very pretty pieces though and I was pleased to be able to capture them to share. I’ll have more to show another time.

These first two are located on a wall in a recently constructed rest area. Wynyard has a lot of older residents so the council has built a shelter with picnic tables and toilets nearby right in the middle of Goldie Street. These pictures were done by a local lady. I recognise them because we have some of these images for sale as greeting cards at the Visitor Centre.

Paintings by a local artist in a rest area

This is the local Returned Services League building. It’s a club with a restaurant and other facilities. I haven’t been inside as yet. The outside is decorated with these pictures. I have taken some close ups of them because they are very unusual and deserve a post of their own.

Murals at the RSL Club

Our local Woolworths also has a series of pictures adorning the outside of the building. They are modern colour photographs with old time black and white images superimposed on them. This is one of my favourites.

Mural of Wynyard scene

Yes, more cows. Can you guess what the main industry in the district is? (No, it is not producing art works although they seem to be pretty good at that too.) This is another small park in Goldie Street which also has benches and picnic tables.

Cow statue at the park

Taswegian1957

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. My current housemates are Cindy, my 14-year-old Staffy-Lab X dog and Polly the world's most unsociable cat who is seven.

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