About Us

Sheffield Inc is a group of locals, keen to see the town buzzing with visitors amazed by their experiences in the area.
We are eager to follow all the necessary steps towards presenting a town worthy of the nick names 'Town of Murals' and 'Tasmania's Outdoor Art Gallery'. We're actively involved in commissioning new murals, and we're progressive in our commitments towards tourism, hoping to create a unique adventure for everyone.

Sheffield Inc has taken on the arduous tasks of the custodian of Tasmania's Outdoor Art Gallery in the Kentish District, Our aim is to offer a complete and accurate history of the Sheffield Murals Project. While murals are added and removed from the various buildings, this website will endeavor to present 'what is' and 'what has been'. The images and information about the murals on this website will be ongoing for as long as artists use brushes and paint.

In the event that a mural has not been represented here, or the information is not entirely correct, please let us know.

The murals featured on this website are protected by © copyright, should you like to discuss access to an image please feel free to contact us.

We're also seeking the artist details where a mural has been presented with no name.
Should you know the artist please contact us.

Acknowledgements
 

Sheffield Inc. would like to thank all the artists and their assistants, mural sponsors, past and present committee members, volunteer workers, the residents of Kentish (for allowing us to use their walls), the Kentish Council, and the thousands of visitor who have come to see our murals and share our history with us.

Funding and Support:
Tasmanian Community Fund generously contributed over $28,000 for the refurbishment of the murals in 2012.

Tasmanian Regional Arts generously support Sheffield Inc with insurance matters.

Kentish Council generously support Sheffield Inc with contributions.

Text and Research:
Sheffield Inc past and present
Sheffield Mural and Rural Tourism Association Inc

KAT Inc - Beth Pagel

Historical Sources:
Cook, B., Kentish Sesquicentennial Souvenir Book, 1992
Dyer, A., God was their Rock, 1974
Dyer, A., John Dyer and his Descendants, 1990
Morse, A., The Diary of Amelia Morse
The Kentish Museum, 93 Main Street, Sheffield
von Stieglitz, K.R. , A short history of Sheffield, The Kentish Municipality and its Pioneers, 1951


Mural Photography:
Noeline Robinson, Robbie Robinson, Mike Hancock, Peter Tonnelly,
David Hopkins, Bruce Hutchinson, John Pfeiffer, Sally Petersen