Mallee and Wimmera Art Silos with a difference


Mallee and Wimmera Art Silos with a difference

Well, I’m still here up in the Mallee and Wimmera, but not for long. I heading home tomorrow, sadly. I thought I would show you some art silos with a difference that are here.

The Trip

I have run out of time here. I didn’t get nearly as many things photographed as I hoped, but that is how it happens. Though, I know I will be back.

I have been to many places and been in all sorts of directions. I don’t like the computer I have here so I’m looking forward to getting home to work on them on my big monitor. However, I did go somewhere rather special today and thought I would share some of the photos with you.

In a small town called Brim they have some grain silos, like most places around here, but they have done something special to them.


Mallee and Wimmera Art Silos with a difference

Artist Guido van Helten has painted on them and turned them into a work of art. There are 4 portraits on there and apparently they are all people from Brim. They are incredible to see. They were started in December last year and finished in January this year. They are beside the Henty Highway and lots of people stop to look at them.

I am going to put up a gallery with some of the photos I took. I took a couple from a distance and then some close ups of the details. It is quite amazing. I hope you like it too.

Take a look at Weekend Wanderings: Silo Art Trail to seem more of the silos that have been painted.

72 Responses

  1. Sandy Horvath

    Does anyone know who the man on the right is please?

  2. I love these images, Leanne. What great perspective and detail on such a large scale. Wonderful work.

  3. When I see stuff like this, I’m always in awe. Excellent pictures!

  4. Very impressive work in being able to scale up the portraits and painting them being very close to his “canvas”.

  5. What a way to make agricultural structures look amazing!

  6. Ron

    Wow Leanne Thanks for showing us these as we don’t go that way.

  7. I love the scale of this work. A first glimpse of this from far must be so much fun.

  8. leecleland

    These are quite something Leanne, thanks for posting.

  9. How extraordinary! Not only the exquisite portraiture, but the fact they’re painted on enormous curving structures. This is like the Mallee equivalent of the Sistine Chapel!

  10. Excellent work with your camera and the artists’ work; able to zoom in and see the details.

  11. I am just back with a random thought. I was intrigued enough to look up Brim to see where it was and I spotted it was not too far (well, in relative terms anyway) from Donald. Have you ever been to Donald? My Great-Great-Grandfather was a studio photographer there in 1889. His company was called the Melbourne Photographic Co.

  12. What incredible works of art! And I love the idea of using something like a silo as a canvas. Your photos of the “street art” are fantastic.

  13. These are fantastic works of art! I saw a similar artwork on silos in southern Georgia last year. Great captures Leanne. ❤️

  14. TPJ

    And that’s why I am a photographer……. some stories need to be told.

  15. These are remarkable, Leanne. Wow. I love every photograph, the artwork is stunning and the scale makes it that much more impressive. Thank you for sharing these, I can easily see why they caught your eye, the fine detail of the artwork feels similar to some of your work I have seen and I am sure it was challenging to try and capture the scope of what you were seeing. Wonderful job!

    • They are Carrie, more so when you are standing in front of them. You’re welcome, it was quite a challenge working out how to photograph them, I might have to go back another time as well I think. Thanks Carrie.

  16. That’s impressive. I never understand how they can make those things so big and still make it look like what it’s supposed to look like.

    • It is a whole different way of thinking, I’ve done some big stuff, like on theatre sets, but nothing like this. I imagine it takes a big of practice. Thanks Matt.

  17. Stunning! I love these kinds of artistic transformations of man-made structures. Being able to paint so realistically at such a huge scale is a serious skill.

    • They are Reggie, It is nice, but I wouldn’t like to see them on too many of the silos, I love photographing them as they are. Yes, it is a very serious skill. Thanks Reggie.

  18. Wonderful photos Leanne. Happy travels!

  19. The art work on the silos is amazing. Great pictures.

  20. What incredible pieces of art on such a unique surface! Great photos, Leanne!

  21. gorgeous photos, love the contrasts and of course the bold cobalt OZ Sky!! 🙂

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