The silo art in Victoria’s Wimmera-Mallee literally paints a wonderful picture of the regions history, culture and character. There are six silos on the 200km trail between Rupanyup and Patchewallock. Each tells a story on a towering scale. Whether you are driving from Melbourne or travelling across Australia, this is one scenic detour you shouldn’t miss!

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Brisbane artist Finton Magee spent some time at the local pub to get to know the community. He selected a local Nick “Noodle” Hulland feeling that the sheep and grain farmer captured the hardworking, no-nonsense of the region. 

Lascelles

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Patchewollock to Lascelles: 50km – 34 minutes.

Melbourne based artist Rone, painted local farming couple Geoff and Merrylin Horman whose family have been part of the community for four generations. Rone wanted his work to show a deep local connection, wisdom and experience that was evident in this farming community.

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Rosebery

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Lascelles to Rosebery: 40kn – 28min

Melbourne artist Kaff-eine spent time in the Wimmera Mallee meeting local businesses, families, farmers and children. The young girl represents the tough grit of female farmers of the region and other silo captures a quiet moment between horse it’s rider.

Brim

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Rosebury to Brim: 24km – 18 min

Australian street artist Guido van Helten worked in extreme heat, dust storms and even lightening to capture 4 locals from the farming community. The 3 men and the lady selected lived and worked in the community for their whole lives.

Sheep Hills

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Brim to Sheep Hills: 42km – 33 min

Melbourne artist Adnate has chosen to tell the stories of local indigenous people after developing a friendship with the Barengi Gladjin Land Council. He painted different generations to show the strong ancestral connection children have with their elders.

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Rupanyup

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Sheep Hills to Rupanyup: 33km – 27min

Russian artist, Julia Volchkova painted two of the local teens in their netball and AFL uniforms. The mural shows the importance of sport in rural communities and the strength, hope and comaraderie it brings.

Rochester

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Rapunyup to Rochester: 219km – 2hrs 30 min

The Rochester Silo art is a bit of a ring in, but in the general area of the Rapunyup Silo so we thought we would include it. Australian artist Jimmy DVate has also painted two locals – this time the endangered Squirrel Glider and the brilliant blue Azure Kingfisher.

Silo Art Victoria Map

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Just a quick stop here at Avondel Caravan Park in Bendigo as we travelled through from Adelaide to Bright. We arrived late but the managers happily left a map out for us and a number of sites highlighted and we could choose our own site. It’s was the perfect place to stop over.

If you like following art trails and find yourself in South Australia you will enjoy the Sculpture Trail through the beautiful Adelaide Hills and the sculptures dotted around Granite Island near Victor Harbor.

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