Sheffield Town of Murals
Tasmania’s “Town of Murals’’, 30 minutes from Devonport on the B14, features about 80 huge paintings on local buildings, created by local artists which depict local history and characters. Take the audio tour, available from the visitor information centre, to interpret the stories the murals tell. Historic Sheffield, at the foot of majestic Mount Roland (1233m), is also known for its eclectic shops, such as World of Marbles, The Emporium, Seashells@Sheffield, The Contraptuary, and the working art studio Galendor, or step back in time at the historic Slater’s Country Store, which has been owned by the same family for more than 100 years. Sheffield is the ideal lunchstop on the way to Cradle Mountain, with a broad variety of cafes and takeaways.
A patchwork tapestry of fertile farmland surrounds this quant and quirky town.
Sheffield has developed into a hub for fine arts and crafts people. Studio-galleries with woodcraft, glass and ceramics, are dotted around the region. At the Working Art Space a co- op of artists display their wares and demonstrate their skills for visitors. The Kentish Museum contains a wealth of information and artifacts which reveal the shire’s agricultural, industrial and social histories.