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Silo Art Trail continues to grow

Article Category  Dimboola Courier > Community Interest
Date Published  Tuesday, April 4 2017
Author  Simon King

Silo Art Trail continues to grow
The silo art trail continues to grow, with the fourth instalment well under way at Rupanyup, to join the completed murals at Brim, Patchewollock and Sheep Hills.

By Sunday the 2nd of April, artist Julia Volchkova had completed the first of two murals on the Rupanyup silos and had made a start of the second one. The image of a netballer now features on one of the large bins and the outline of a footballer appears on the other.

A different artist has been commissioned to work at each location, resulting in a diverse collection of artworks and topics covered.

The first in this series of silo paintings was completed on the Brim silos early in 2016, where artist Guido van Helten portrayed four local people.

Van Helten has also recently finished a mural on the silos at Coonalpyn, south east of Murray Bridge in South Australia on the main Adelaide to Melbourne highway.

The northern-most location to feature in the silo art trail is Patchewollock, the former terminus of the railway line north from Murtoa.

Here artist Fintan Magee’s painting is entitled ‘The Cycle, Portrait of a Local Farmer’.

The colourful artwork on the Sheep Hills silo (pictured above) features indigenous culture and was painted by Matt Adnate late last year. The painting includes two Wimmera elders and two young children.

The trail is set to get bigger, with Lascelles and Rosebery yet to be painted.

View more photos of these works of art here

Part of the mural being painted on the Rupanyup silo

The first artwork to be completed as part of the Silo Art Trail at Brim

The painted silo at Patchewollock
All photos by Wangara Consulting.

In September 2017, it will be 100 years since the sons of Edwin and Polly were killed in the First World War, only 4 days apart.

To commemorate this event, on Sunday 24th of September 2017, a service will be held at the Dimboola Cemetery.

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