Welcome to Sheffield
In the 1980s Sheffield was a typical small Tasmanian country town in the doldrums of rural decline. But then some astute townsfolk came up with an idea that had been applied to the small town of Chemainus in Canada, with some surprising and wonderful results. The plan was to paint large murals on walls around town, depicting scenes from the district’s pioneer days. Sheffield is now a veritable outdoor art gallery, with more than 50 large-scale murals and an annual mural-painting festival. It's a handy base for people walking around Mt Roland and splashing around in/on Lake Barrington, as well as a pit stop for drivers on Hwy 1.