2004 Poem
Wisdom Imparted
by Patricia de Sousa

Shhh! this from the elder with finger on his lips.
You must go quietly, because you see
fish can tell when you and me
are planning to disturb his peace.
Listen! Listen to the tinkle of the water
as it tumbles down those rocks. And hark,
over there it’s sunny, but beside this bank it’s dark.
And here is where we’ll find him lurking son.
Use your ears to see him whispers elder to the boy.
Look just at shadows edge! See! there he lies!
Can you see his tail just moving
- he’s waiting for those flies
to settle close enough for him to strike.
Silence settles.
Elder and child squat, watching and peering
through the dancing water to the dappled river bed.
Time stands still. And wisdom wends its way surely,
through what is left unsaid.

mural name:
artist: David Bentley
winner: Judges' Choice Award
location: Mural Park

mural name:
artist: Damian Rossiter
winner: Peoples' Choice Award
location: High Street Car Park, Sheffield


mural name:
artist: Julian Bale
location: Main Street, Sheffield

mural name:
artist: Ellsworth H Overton
location: Sheffield Hotel Bistro


mural name:
artist: Tina-Renae
location: Sassafras Primary School

mural name:
artist: Sarina Garvey


mural name:
artist: Alicia Swiderski

mural name:
artist: Eva Nilssen


mural name:
artist: Teresa Bentley

2004 Mural Fest Artist Profile
David Bentley - Sheffield, Tasmania
2004 Mural Fest Judges' Choice Award winner.
Damian Rossiter - Burnie, Tasmania
2004 Mural Fest Peoples' Choice Award winner.

Damian was recently involved with the PCYC Mural Project. Damian started working as a volunteer mural artist and they were so impressed by the work Damian was doing with teenagers that they commissioned him to continue as a Community Service Order project artist. Damian has diploma in Art/Craft & Design.
Julian Bale - Penguin, Tasmania
Julian, born in Falmouth in England in 1960, is now well-known in Tasmania’s North West as a mural and pastel artist. He has had many successful exhibitions and other mural projects to his name. He has a special interest in the use of colour and texture. As a member of many arts societies in Tasmania, Julian has been instrumental in founding the Tasmanian Pastel Art Society. Career highlights include a commissioned portrait of Sir Joh Bjelke-Peterson.

Since moving from Perth, Western Australia, where he gained a Diploma in Art Craft & Design, Julian has been the owner and operator of several art studios including Gilbert Street Studio Workshops in Latrobe.
Ellsworth H Overton - Melbourne
Rainforest painter.

Tina-Renae - Queensland
Tina-Renae has exhibited along Australia’s coastline from Townsville to Tasmania from the age of 14. After studying an arts diploma in Tasmania , she became involved in a variety of community art projects that received statewide acknowledgement and media coverage. Tina-Renae has been recently published by international art publishers, which has given rise to worldwide interest in her creations.

Sarina Garvey - Rosebery, Tasmania
Mural artist and signwriter.
Alicia Swiderski - Kentish, Tasmania
Alicia lives at the base of Mount Roland where she continues her life-long interest in painting landscapes, portraits, and still-lifes. Having trained and worked as an Architect in Poland, Alicia has lived in Sheffield since 1997. She is an active member of the local arts community, and has produced interpretative billboards for various places of interest in the Mount Roland district.
Eva Nilssen - Hobart
Winner of the Mural Fest 2003 Judges' Choice Award
Teresa Bentley - Sheffield, Tasmania
Landscape artist