In order to provide an insight into the true spirit of the Wimmera Mallee, The Silo Art Trail was created to recognises and celebrates the region’s people through a series of large-scale mural portraits, inspired by the local farming and aboriginal culture, painted onto grain silos, many of which date back to the 1930s.

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Back when Vancouver first started its mural culture, I drove Hitomi out at night looking for those secret locations, and took a bunch of photos with the fresh graffiti arts.

Fast forward to now in Melbourne, although not living in the city, I have been well aware of the artsy vibe in every corner. On our way to Big Desert, I took a detour through Mallee district to check out some painted grain silos. Silo Art Trail’s website provides a detailed list of art locations and Google Map directions.

I passed the new “dog painting” at Nullawil before on my way back from a business trip in Sea Lake. My colleague had the steering wheel and didn’t make a stop – we were on a tight schedule anyways. So I only had a glimps of the vibrance painting. It was intriguing enough for me to decide that I would come back for the rest one day.

On this tip, we took our time to stop by most of the silos for group photos.

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Rupanyup Silo Art by Russian mural artist, Julia Volchkova
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Sheep Hills Silo Art by Melbourne-based artist, Adnate
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Brim Silo Art by Australian artist, Guido van Helten
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Rosebery Silo Art by Melbourne artist, Kaff-eine 
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Lascelles Silo Art by Melbourne-based artist, Rone
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The other s ide of the Lascelles Silo Art

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