Silo Art Trail

Flights depart from Mildura, take in the magnificent scenery flying over Hattah National Park and the Mallee. We fly low level around all the silos in the art trail providing great photo opportunities. The return flight takes us Victoria’s largest Salt Lake; Lake Tyrrell, total flight time is around 2.5 hours.

$495 per person

BRIM

Painted by Guido Van Helten in December 2015. The Brim Silo Art generated inspiration for the Silo Art Trail and Guido’s mural will remain an iconic tribute to the farming communities of the Wimmera and Mallee region.

The mural portrays four anonymous characters, Guido said “I don’t want this to be about individual people specifically, it’s about this place, it’s about the community and, on a broader scale, the whole Wimmera region. If you leave the anonymity to these people and people see whoever they want to see, they can have their own connection to the work.”

Aesthetically the artwork aims to convey the strong sense of community spirit discovered by Guido while spending time in Brim.

PATCHEWOLLOCK

Painted by Fintan Magee, depicting local sheep and grain farmer, Nick “Noodle” Hulland
His mates are calling him “silo man” instead of his nickname Noodle.

Fintan said Noodle was chosen for the inspiration of the artwork because he was slim enough to fit the two narrow silos and had “that classic farmer look”, embodying the locals’ spirit.

The mural also depicts a tree dying and new growth to represent the bush life cycle. He said the silos project was about making art more accessible; “bringing art out of the galleries and making it part of people’s everyday lives”.

RUPANYUP

Painted by Russian Artist Julia Volchkova, Julia’s work focuses on portraits.

The steel bin grain silos feature two local residents, both members of the local Rupanyup Football and Netball Club, Ms Volchkova chose to paint the young people in their sports gear.

Sixteen-year-old Jordan Weidemann was at football training, “kicking around with the boys” when he was selected by Julia to feature in the artwork.

The other face is of 25-year-old naturopath Ebony Baker, who was selected as she was about to jump onto the netball court during training, and was later sworn to secrecy. With a long family history in the farming area, she said she was extremely proud to represent her community.

SHEEP HILLS

Painted by Matt Adnate, famous for his work with Aboriginal communities across Australia he completed the mural in December 2016.

He spent time with the Barengi Gadjin Land Council and other indigenous people to inspire his artwork, which features the two most senior elders, Uncle Ron Marks and Aunty Regina Hood, alongside two children from the community, symbolising the passing of Aboriginal culture and knowledge from generation to generation.

Matt said “I want to create a conversation among local people and visitors to engage in the history of the people and the area.’’

LASCELLES

Painted by world renowned artist Rone, the mural depicts the faces of long term Lascelles residents Geoff & Merrilyn Horman whose families have lived and farmed in the Lascelles area for four generations.

Rone is known for his haunting, stylised images of women’s faces, his distinctive female muses have followed him around the world, and can be found – in various states of decay – peering out from beneath overpasses and emblazoned on walls everywhere from New York, Paris, Tokyo and London to Christchurch, Santo Domingo and Port Villa. Rone’s work is found as often in galleries as it is on the streets.