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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.