Black Ant Art News

Black Ant Art and Tasmanian Aboriginal Artist Allan Mansell 

Allan exposes the brutal truth

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.

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New Commission for the Mersey Community Hospital in Latrobe.

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.

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Hobart City Council Action Plan  
Allan recently completed a commission for the Hobart City Council for The Reconciliation Action Plan and his images are beginning to appear on banners around the city of Hobart. 

Black Ant Art Print Workshops will come to you

Allan Mansell, a professional, Tasmanian Aboriginal artist/printmaker: Black Ant Art - has been holding print workshops throughout schools in Tasmania teaching students printmaking and cultural understandings.