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Black Ant Art and Tasmanian Aboriginal Artist Allan Mansell
Allan exposes the brutal truth
New Commission for the Mersey Community Hospital in Latrobe.
The controversial William Crowther statue in Hobart 's Franklin Square has been converted into a 'tribute' to the Tasmanian Aboriginal community, with local indigenous artist Allan Mansell unveiling his new temporary art piece which transforms the statue into a representation of the last full blooded Tasmanian Aboriginal man William Lanne.
Allan l has won a commission to paint murals on the columns of the helipad at the Mersey Community Hospital in Latrobe.
A huge effort with the columns being 9 metres high, he is being assisted by Cheryl Rose, another respected and talented Tasmanian Aboriginal Artist.
The work is titled In Flight and features Yolla
( mutton birds or shear waters) soaring over the cliffs as night falls.