The Silo Art Trail is known as Australia’s biggest outdoor gallery, truly an incredible experience. It features six decommissioned wheat silos works located in rural Victoria, which were transformed by street artists from around the world.
Visitors will be treated to large-scale murals that tell the story of the local community and culture. These have been painted onto the silos directly using elements of optimism and a lot of colour. If you intend to visit the trail, don’t forget your camera because you will be blown away by these murals.
Rupanyup Silo Art, Trail, Artist, Mural Painting, Drive Map & Address, VIC
The trail is made up of six silos, spread out over 200 kilometres in the Wimmera Mallee Region. Each of the silos provides informational guides for visitors, though these can also be acquired online by downloading a visitor map.
Here’s a peek into each of the silos: the Rupanyup Silo, created by Russian artist Julia Volchkova, highlights the region’s youth and their passion for team sports. The Sheep Hills Silo was created by Melbourne-based artist Adnate, who is famous for his paintings of indigenous people and their land. The Sheep Hills mural features a depiction of local elders alongside young kids, as a means of signifying the importance of passing down wisdom and customs from one generation to another.
The Brim Silo created by Guido van Helten was the first of these silo arts to appear in Victoria. It has received international acclaim and helped establish the Silo Art Trail. Guido van Helten’s work depicts farmers from various generations, which represents the resilience of the local farmers. The Rosebery Silo made by Kaff-eine, the only female artist here, depicts the area’s past, present, and future through a young lady sheep farmer as well as a horseman, who are both enjoying a moment of quiet.
The Lascelles Silo by Rone is an unearthly depiction of a local farming couple, Merrilyn and Geoff Horman, who are part of a family that has farmed in the area for four generations. The Patchewollock Silo by Brisbane artist Fintan Magee was inspired by a muse that the artist met at a pub. The said muse is a sheep and grain farmer whose name is Nick “Noodle” Hulland.
The Silo Art Trail will require at least two days of driving to cover its entirety. Some of the artists have additional murals nearby that are definitely worth stopping by. As the trail is self-catering, visitors will need to load up on food and drinks from nearby towns such as Warracknabeal or Horsham.