Tall Ships

The following photographs were taken by Max Darby in September, 2013


In September, 2013, Melbourne hosted a Tall Ships Festival based in seaside suburb Williamstown which had served as Melbourne’s major port anchorage until the late 19th Century. It is now a ship building site and a vital construction centre for Australia’s naval defenses. One of Williamstown’s main attractions is a very old, stone ‘Time-ball Tower at Point Gellibrand which allowed visiting sailing ships to check and adjust their official time to Greenwich Mean Time.


During the week Friday 7th September – Saturday 14th September nine Tall Ships are in port and visitors have been able to visit on board and sail on them on Port Phillip Bay. The ships are – Enterprize, Soren Larsen, Windeward Bound, Young Endeavour, Lord Nelson, Europa, Oosterschelde, KRI Dewaruci and Tecla.


These photographs provide motivation for student artworks, especially ones such as drawings that focus on line effects which echo the forms, directions and complexity of construction and design elements.


This file is directly related to the files titled Yachts: Sandringham Yacht Club and Ropes of a Ship, also found under Art Ideas – Photo Albums.


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2 Responses to “Tall Ships”

  1. Susan maygar says:

    These pictures could combine so well with you Fiji images to create interesting outcomes.
    The lines could also be interpreted in a multi media formate
    Fantastic images Max

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    Get professional advice from a good web designer. That’s the only way. Good luck Max

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