In the Wimera valley (North western Victoria), a series of country towns are currently transforming their old disused silos into giant artworks.
There are six towns earmarked for their silos to be transformed, with four of the following towns completed and already attracting attention. The entire project is expected to be completed by the end of 2017.
The art work on the Brim silos is by the artist Guido Van Helten. An impressive four silos have been painted reflecting the Australian farming community.
In Patchewollock (don’t you love the name), the artist in this case is Fintan Magee and friend of Van Helten. His work covers two silos and is in a different style to Van Helten’s.
In the town of Sheep Hills, fours silos have been transformed through the work of Mark Adnate. Adnate has also contributed to Melbourne’s Street Art Scene. Adore his his work! If you are in Melbourne check out works in Fitzroy and Hosier Lane. Adnate continually pays tribute to Australia’s indigenous culture. The silos in Sheep Hills features a tribute to the indigenous people of the wimera region.
The Rupanyup silos project is headed by Julia Volchkova and has just recently been been completed. The theme of this artwork is sport – featuring a young netball and Australian rules football player. These silos are the first on the trail if you are coming from Melbourne.
Note: There are more silos to be added in Lascelles and Rosebery.
Rupanyup is about 3.5 hour from Melbourne.
Please check out the great Silo Trail Facebook page, with lots of images and up to date information.