PAINTED AUSTRALIAN GRAIN
SILOS BECOME TOURIST ATTRACTION
These amazing murals painted on massive grain silos have become a major tourist attraction near where I live. The artists are simply incredible when you see how massive their 'canvas' is. It has become known as the Silo Art Trail.
Providing an insight into the true spirit of the Wimmera Mallee, the trail recognises and celebrates the region’s people through a series of large-scale mural portraits painted onto grain silos, many of which date back to the 1930s.
The project saw a team of renowned artists from Australia and across the world visit the region, meet the locals and transform each grain silo into an epic work of art; each one telling a unique story about the host town.
The Silo Art Trail was conceived in 2016 after the success of the first silo artwork in Brim. What started as a small community project by the Brim Active Community Group, GrainCorp, Juddy Roller and artist, Guido van Helten resulted in widespread international media attention and an influx of visitors to the region and the idea for a trail was born.
The Silo Art Trail was created as a partnership between Yarriambiack Shire Council, international street art agency Juddy Roller, Victorian Government, Australian Government and GrainCorp, who donated the silos as canvases for the artists’ work.
Now, check out this masterful work.
Clancy's comment: Brilliant artwork, eh? Hey, if you are coming to visit us, make sure you check out these gob smacking masterpieces.