Weekend Wanderings: Silo Art Trail
In the past I have shown you photos of the silos that they are painting up in the Wimmera/Mallee areas where my mother lives. It is all part of getting people up there and so far it seems to be working. The idea is to create a Silo Art Trail.
They have completed three so far, with another three set to also be painted. the most recent one was finished last Thursday. Lucky for me I was up there, at least, it was my intention to be there when it was finished so I could be among the first to capture it.
Let’s take a look at the ones done so far.
These silos were completed about 12 months ago and were painted by the artist Guido van Helten, from Queensland. The four figures on the silos are local people.
They have been very popular and there always seems to be people stopping to take a look at them.
Fintan Magee painted the portrait of local Nick Hulland on the Patchewollock silo. This is a small town on the way to no where really, but it has some great things in it to photograph and I love going there.
You could be mistaken for missing Sheep Hills, there is almost nothing there, especially no public amenities, however it is where the last lot of silos were painted. For these Melbourne street artist Adnate was commissioned to produce some portraits on it. Adnate does a lot of indigenous portraits around Melbourne and anyone who loves street art knows his work. I was lucky and got to meet him a couple of times.
Three remaining silos
Three more have been commissioned. I don’t know who the artists will, but I do know which ones they are going to paint. The next one to be painted is in Rupanyup and the painting will start in March. The other two that will be painted later on are Lascelles and Rosebery. I’m looking forward to getting up there and seeing them when they are finished.
To finish off here is a map of Victoria and you can see where the Wimmera and Mallee are.