Have you heard of The Silo Art Trail? You’re looking at it! The Silo Art Trail is Australia’s largest outdoor gallery.
The trail stretches over 200 kilometres, linking Brim, Lascelles, Patchewollock (main pic), Rosebery, Rupanyup and Sheep Hills. 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.
As I’ve taken my children on drive trips across country NSW and Victoria, I’ve been both delighted and inspired by these magnificent local structures that have been beautified for us, Travellers.
During these holidays – and for years to come – they’re providing many of us with yet another reason to jump in the car, hit the road and savour our regional towns. The Silo Art Trail is just one more reason to keep it local.
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