Big Country Nostalgia

Nestled amidst the vast expanse of Tasmania’s big country on the Midlands Highway, adjacent to the historic town of Ross an aging once grand shearing shed, a testament to a bygone era now sits in serene decay bearing witness to the passage of time.

Originally constructed as a shearing shed for Chiswick circa 1823 believed to have been the first house built in Ross, it once echoed with lively activity which also included B & S balls in the 1930’s – 1940’s.

In my painting I sought to capture the mystery and essence of this fading relic blending artistry with history to immortalise a visual narrative before its reference is lost forever. My depiction aims to evoke a sense of nostalgia for a time that once thrived within those weathered walls.

Paul Becker


Acrylic on canvas