Along the Silo Art Trail, just off the main highway, there are many more murals to discover. They may be a little smaller in scale, but still speak volumes about the people and places throughout the Wimmera Mallee region. How many murals can you spot on your travels?
Be sure to turn off at these towns to unearth more stunning street art by a variety of artists.
Old shire office building, 59 Cromie Street, Rupanyup
While in Rupanyup, you won’t to miss the chance to unearth a very special firefighter mural that adorns the town’s old shire office building.
The mural was created by Melbourne street artist Georgia Goodie, who assisted Russian artist Julia Volchkova with her silo art project. This Rupanyup side project is a heartfelt tribute to the firefighters and a representation of embracing change.
Beulah Town Hall / Horses
Phillips Street, Beulah
While in Beulah, be sure to look out these two special murals.
The Beulah Town Hall on Philips Street is adorned with artwork by Kitt Bennett and French artist JAW. They recently teamed up to create this bright array of kangaroos, sheep and sheep shears, capturing the colours of a morning sunrise. The building has been transformed into a fun and playful hub that they whole community can enjoy!
And adjacent to the Victoria Hotel on an old butchery, you’ll find a magnificent mural of two horses in full flight – another piece by Kaff-eine.
Lascelles farmyard animals
Wagon Inn Cabins, 10 Wychunga Street, Lascelles
You won’t need to look too hard to unearth another Kaff-eine gem while in Lascelles. This 45-metre long, colour-by-numbers mural at Wagon Inn Cabins was created by the Melbourne artist and brought to life by about 100 local residents. Featuring a colourful selection of farm, native and imaginary animals, this bright piece certainly stands out against the country landscape.
Woomelang Python Mural
67 Brook Street, Woomelang
To connect Woomelang to the Silo Art Trail, the town commissioned street artist Sirum (vs. Venom) to create a mural of their own. The subject of the piece is a Morelia Spilota Metcalfei (aka the Inland Carpet Python), which was chosen in a bid to raise awareness for this critically endangered species. You’ll find the striking image of the python staring out from the side of the General Store.
Woomelang have now expanded their street art with a series of mobile silos hidden around the town for you to discover. Pick up a map (and a coffee) at the General Store when you arrive and start exploring!
Sea Lake main street murals
A stroll down the main street of Sea Lake will unearth a number of stunning murals. Created by the very same street artists who painted the Sea Lake Silo art, Drapl (Travis Vinson) and The Zookeeper (Joel Fergie), the beautiful work depicts local flora and scenes of Mallee life – conveniently located next to a playground and public restrooms.
Whether you make it a rest stop or stay a little longer, the agriculture inspired murals make the perfect backdrop for a memorable snap while in Sea Lake.
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Written by Wimmera Mallee Tourism on 7 October, 2020