Photographing Public Art Challenge #16

Shop Art

Retail display is a kind of art and it’s fun to photograph it. My favourite has to be this display in a retro themed shop in Napier, New Zealand.

A colourful shop in Leura in the Blue Mountains region outside Sydney.

Shop front in Leura NSW

This old phone box has been decked out to display prints. It is in Salamanca, Hobart

Hobart’s smallest art gallery

Another colourful shop front in Mathers Arcade, Hobart

Jefferson’s Tea & Coffee – Mathers Arcade, Hobart

This structure is used to display posters and community notices. It is in North Hobart.

Community Notice Board

Christmas decorations at the butcher shop in Geeveston.

Nicholas Butcher’s shop, 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 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. I have to agree with you about the retro shop. It is colorful and so much fun. It reminds me of a shop I saw in Las Vegas with all the black and white tile. Fun post, Tas.

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