The Silo Art Trail

Cruise from town to town and witness this innovative art project

The 200km Silo Art Trail in the Wimmera-Mallee Region of North-Western Victoria is a tourism initiative developed by small towns in this area to breathe life back into struggling regional communities and has been a wonderful success.

There are many reasons to travel to Western Victoria with a visit to The Grampians high on the list. There are also the National Parks and the Pink Lakes but one tourist attraction gaining nation – wide attention is The Silo Art Trail. Grain silos are a familiar sight dotted across the plains of the Wimmera-Mallee region of Western Victoria and these disused grain towers are now providing a new canvas for magnificent works of art. The Silo Art Trail links the towns of Rupanyup, Sheep Hills, Brim, Rosebery, Lascelles and Patchewollock.

For more than a hundred years Victoria’s towering wheat silos have defined the state’s rural landscape. When Brisbane street artist Guido van Helten created his famous “Farmers Quartet” on the Brim silos in 2015, it captured the imagination of Australia and inspired The Silo Art Trail Project. The disused silos were made available by Grain Corp which is one of Australia’s largest regional employers. “We have seen considerable benefits for the local communities as the art work provides a focal point for the community and a fantastic reason for tourists to stop and visit the town,” states Grain Corp.

In 2016 as a result of the Brim masterpiece, Grain Corp partnered with Yarriambiack Council to deliver the 200km Silo Art Trail. With funding from Creative Arts Victoria and the Australian Government, the Trail has grown to six painted silos and transformed the Mallee region of north-western Victoria.

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