The blog is to encourage others to get out there and see their own backyard. Even if its day trips, weekends, holidays or full time travel we do it all. We love to share our travel experiences, thoughts and costs.
Planning our Wedding in March 2019 then taking off immediately after to Road Trip and Work Australia.
We live in a regional community, and we both know the challenges that local businesses face. How can you attract more people to the town to live or visit? The Yarriambiack Shire in the Wimmera/Mallee region of North West Victoria came up with a fantastic solution to bring more people to the area. That being the Silo Art Trail.
The Silo Art trail commenced in December 2015 at Brim. Soon after Patchewollock, Sheep Hills, Rupanyup, Lascelles and Rosebery silos have been transformed into mind blowing pieces of art. Each Silo has had a worldwide accredited artist paint the work on the Silos.
The silos have been strategically selected to ensure visitors to the townships have the opportunity to engage with communities surrounding them. The Silos in these communities were used for the storage of grain during the harvest period. However with many now decommissioned in the area, this is giving the community alternatives on how to use them.
Grain silos are now being used in many other different ways not only Silo Art, there is Silo Cinema at Quambatook. Or even Light up the Silos. Either way, it’s an innovative idea to encourage tourism to their townships. During late December 2017, the Brim Silos had solar lights installed, which means you can capture the Brim Silos 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Magnificent!
To date, we have seen 5 of the painted Silos, Brim, Sheep Hills, Rupanyup,Lascelles and Rosebery. Patchewollock is still on the to list to do! We must say looking at a picture is great, but it’s the feeling you get when you actually see the handcrafted detail that has been input on these Silos. Its incredible and mind-blowing.
WANT TO KNOW MORE
You will find that most of the people that are imaged on the silos are have a connection to the area, they may be a local children, farmers or grandparents. To stay up to date with the happenings of the Silo Art Trail and the local townships that surround them, the below Facebook pages are a great reference point.
For further detail on the where to stay in Brim whilst you’re looking at the Silos, read our post about Brim Silos & Caravan Park. If your needing assistance on how to find each silo, the Silo Art Trail website has a detailed map on the site.