Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Stories in pictures: Traffic signal boxes in Hobart

I've been enjoying a ten day break in Tasmania taking in the sights of Bruny Island and MONA, as well as enjoying the food and wine and open-hearted Tasmanian hospitality.

Stories are everywhere - in the air we breathe.

In Hobart, it pays to spend time waiting for the lights to change as so many of the traffic signal boxes have been painted with stories.

Here on the corner of Argyle and Davey Streets, artist Valentina Marshall has drawn our attention to the Australian Spotted Handfish.
At 12 cms, this species is listed as endangered - the Northern Pacific Seastar being one of the factors in its decline. Its home is the Lower Derwent River estuary, Frederick Henry Bay, D'Entrecasteaux Channel and the northern reaches of Storm Bay. This is one very sweet animal!

If you're handy with a paint brush and have a story to tell, you can decorate a TSB. Check out the Urban Smart website here and find out how.

Pictures are stories!

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