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Artist gifts lockdown painting of Launceston to the community for new town trail

During the lockdowns of 2020, many of us found ourselves twiddling our thumbs while isolating.

One local artist decided to put her talent to use during this uncertain time and produced a beautiful piece of work showcasing Launceston’s most iconic historic structures.

Artist Angie Harris thoughtfully painted a silhouette of the town across the stretch of long canvas, including the ‘Nearly Home Trees’, Dunheved Cross, Southgate Arch, war memorial, Launceston Castle, roundhouse (formerly the butter market), Packhorse Bridge and finally finishing with the steam railway.

Angie Harris with her artwork, created in lockdown.

Painted on her ironing board and completed over a few days in October 2020 while Angie isolated, she wanted to capture the beauty and heritage of the area in a dramatic sweeping image of the town’s assets she missed seeing.

Now, Angie has kindly decided to gift this wonderful original painting to the community, and Launceston Life is delighted to be facilitating this.

We are looking to create a town trail to house this beautiful piece of artwork over a few weeks, and with so many art events and exhibitions taking place across Launceston this summer, our community is really proving to be a centre for the arts!

If you are a prominent organisation in Launceston and would be interested in displaying Angie’s painting for the trail, please get in touch with Rosie on to register your interest.


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