Silo & Street Art W Australia

By travellingwithmynikon | Feb 19, 2023
Oceania > Australia > Western Australia

Driving around southern country Western Australia, you get an opportunity to see the fantastic silo art in the small country towns.

Hopefully, you will get to see at least one of these artworks as you travel around the south of this state.

Silo Art Of Western Australia


Albany Silo Art

You will see the Albany Silo Art as soon as you turn onto the waterfront towards the Port.

Completed in March 2018, it took 17 days to paint this silo.

The artists Yok and Sheryo took inspiration for this piece of Silo Art from the Ruby Seadragon found in the waters off Albany.

The Ruby Seadragon is a local in the area.

The Ruby Seadragon is a local in the area.

It is a bit controversial as the locals don't seem to like it much from who I've talked to, but I like it's cute.

Where It Is

You will see the art silo when you turn onto Princess Royal Drive. Parking is available, even for caravans, on Princess Royal Drive.

Merredin Silo Art

It took artist, Kyle Hughes-Odgers, 14 days in August 2017, to paint four of the eight silos in Merredin. He took inspiration from the wheat fields, which Merredin is in the heart of.

The painting was no mean feat as these silos are the largest in the southern hemisphere at 610 meters long and 59 meters high.

The Merredin art silo.

The Merredin art silo.

You have a small pull-off on the road in which to view and photograph.

Where It Is

Merredin Silo Art is on the Great Eastern Highway, 333 km west of Kalgoorlie and 260 km east of Perth.

Newdegate Silo Art

The Newdegate Silo Art was finished in May 2018 by artist Brenton See.

The Western Bearded Dragon, the Red Tailed Phascogale, (a rare marsupial found only in the Western Australian Wheatbelt), a malleefowl and symbolic depiction of the region, are on these four silos.

The symbolic depiction is a drop of water, with white representing the salt lakes and teal representing the freshwater lakes and rain. Coloured squares, green, brown, orange and red, represent the land as if you were looking down on it.

The large Newdegate Silo Art can be viewed from an equally large car park.

The large Newdegate Silo Art can be viewed from an equally large car park.

Not only do you have a massive car park to park any manner of vehicle in, but there is also a sheltered picnic table in front of the silo.

Where It Is

Newdegate is 276 km southwest of Albany, 52 km east of Lake Grace and 132 km northwest of Ravensthorpe. You will find the artwork on Maley Street.

Northam Silo Art

Phlegm, from the U.K., and Hense, from the U.S., had the task to paint the first art silo in Western Australia in March 2015.

Phlegm's work has strange transport devices, and Hense's work is an abstract that he worked on simultaneously.

One of two lots of four art silos.

One of two lots of four art silos.

The second of the Art Silos in Northam.

The second of the Art Silos in Northam.

As with many of the working grain silos, there is a small pull-off area to view and photograph the silos.

Where It Is

Northam is 96 km northeast of Perth.

The silos are located on the Northam - Toodyay Road, and you can see them from the Great Eastern Highway, so you won't miss the turn-off.

Pingrup Silo Art

Completed September 2018, in 15 days by artist, Evoca1, Pingrups silo art show the heart of this town.

From the picnic races to the Merino sheep farming area, I think adding the animals has added a bit more to this artwork than others have.

You can see what this town represents in its three silos.

You can see what this town represents in its three silos.

There is a small pull-off where you can view the silo art and read the information board.

Where It Is

Pingrup is 78 km southwest of Newdegate and 361 km southeast of Perth.

You'll see the silo art on Jolly Road.

Ravensthorpe Silo Art

The Banksia is what you notice first on these silos painted by artist Amok Island in September 2016.

It shows the flowering stages of the Banksia as well as showing a Honey Possum and New Holland Honey Eater eating the nectar.

Ravensthorpe art is on both sides of the silos.

Ravensthorpe art is on both sides of the silos.

It's a working site, so I took the second photo from pulling over on the South Coast Highway, and the first was on Dance Street.

Where It Is

Ravensthorpe is 526 km southeast of Perth and 187 km northwest of Esperance.

On the corner of Dance Street and South Coast Highway.

Street Art Western Australia


Albany Street Art

Albany, Western Australia, has a wide range of art, ranging from a silo to water tanks and street art.

The street art is in the main street and shopping centre. Look down the alleyways to see what may be hidden down there.

Street Art in Albany.

Street Art in Albany.

Street Art down the Alleyways.

Street Art down the Alleyways.

Even power boxes are painted.

Even power boxes are painted.

Up at Bunnings, you can see the two painted water tanks.

The two water tanks on Brooks Garden Blvd.

The two water tanks on Brooks Garden Blvd.

The Aboriginal artists are Margaret Miller, Lynette Knapp, Michael Cummings, Tameka Cummings & Kathleen Toomath, the inspiration being the sea surrounding Albany.

Where It Is

Albany is 482 km west of Esperance and 418 km southeast of Perth.

The street art is anywhere from the Albany Highway to York Street, its alleyways and surrounding streets.

Bunnings is on 162 Chester Pass Road, and the water tanks are down the side, on Brooks Garden Boulevard.

Cranbrook And Katanning Street Art

Katanning is a street art town with examples on walls dotted all over town.

Large pieces like the example above are on Aberdeen Street near the Katanning RV stopover.

Large pieces like the example above are on Aberdeen Street near the Katanning RV stopover.

Cranbrook is also an excellent place to see some street art if you are in the area or just passing through.

The sculpture of a shearer is on the corner of the Great Southern Highway and Dunn Street.

The sculpture of a shearer is on the corner of the Great Southern Highway and Dunn Street.

Kaffe 107 has the bright and colourful Kangaroo, Emu and Kookaburra with cakes and coffee.

Kaffe 107 has the bright and colourful Kangaroo, Emu and Kookaburra with cakes and coffee.

Where It Is

Cranbrook is 91.5 km north of Albany on the Great Southern Highway.

Lake Grace Iga

If you are passing through, there is artwork on the side of the IGA in Lake Grace.

The Pioneering Women Mural features 48 who were pioneers of the area.

The Pioneering Women Mural features 48 who were pioneers of the area.

Where Is It

Lake Grace is 325 km east of Perth or 247 km northeast of Albany.

There is also a Mosaic Garden just out of town with 365 mosaics. For more information on the area and its artwork, click here.

Pioneer Park, Scaddan Street Art

Pioneer Park in Scaddan is a great place to stop, use the toilets and see the art painted on the walls and mosaics in the pathways.

Where It Is

Pioneer Park is 150 km south of Norseman and 53 km north of Esperance on the Coolgardie - Esperance Highway. You come upon it quickly, so keep an eye out on the north side of town.

Art Sculptures Of Western Australia


Western Australia is not only famous for its silo and street art but also for sculptures than dot the countryside.

Lake Ewlyarmartup

This day and camping spot has a sculpture looking out over the lake.

Where It Is

Lake Ewylarmartup is only 16 minutes or 19 km east of Katanning. Follow the signs to turn off the Katanning-Nyabing Road at Langaweira Road.

Menzies And Lake Ballard Sculptures

Menzies is a small town in the Goldfields. Gold is not the only thing people come here for, as history, through sculptures, is recreated on the street. This is a small sample.

Grow your own.

Grow your own.

Doing the dirty work.

Doing the dirty work.

A bored onlooker at a public meeting.

A bored onlooker at a public meeting.

Signs beside the artwork explain what it is about and its relevance to the town. Both sides of the road have these artworks for about a mile each way.

I haven't been to Lake Ballard Salt Lake, but I know there are more sculptures similar to Menzies and a camping ground, so you don't have to drive back straight away. There is no potable water, but you have toilets, bins and a dump point. It does get muddy after rain.

Where It Is

Menzies is 131 km north of Kalgoorlie, and Lake Ballard (with its own campground) is a further 53 km northwest.

Information Centre Norseman Street Art And Camel Sculptures On The Roundabout

You can't help seeing these two art projects as you enter Norseman.

On the side of the Information Centre wall is the painting titled, The Woodlands on the Wall, which depicts the local wildlife.

The artist was Brenton See, and he finished this artwork in mid-July 2020.

Street Art next to the Information Centre.

Street Art next to the Information Centre.

The camels on the roundabout.

The camels on the roundabout.

The corrugated iron camels are a nod to Norseman's past when camel trains bought in supplies and the mail.

Where It Is

The Information centre and roundabout with the camels are both on Princep Lane, Norseman.

Ravensthorpe Art Sculptures

Ravensthorpe not only has an art silo but garden sculptures as well.

This sculpture is in the garden of the Police Station.

This sculpture is in the garden of the Police Station.

These sculptures complement the Farm Art Trail and art silo in town.

Where It Is

Ravensthorpe is 188 km northwest of Esperance and 293 km southwest of Albany.

The Farm Gate Art Trail Hopetoun - Ravensthorpe

When driving around the Hopetoun Ravensthorpe area, we came upon the Farm Gate Art Trail.

These sculptures at farm gates now number 32 locations, and we saw a few of them driving on the highway.

Cart on Hopetoun Ravensthorpe Road just before Ravensthorpe.

Cart on Hopetoun Ravensthorpe Road just before Ravensthorpe.

El PaBull - Junction of Hopetoun Ravensthorpe Road and John Forrest Road.

El PaBull - Junction of Hopetoun Ravensthorpe Road and John Forrest Road.

The Watering Can - Hopetoun Ravensthorpe Road and Jerdacuttup Road.

The Watering Can - Hopetoun Ravensthorpe Road and Jerdacuttup Road.

Blue Boy - Hopetoun Ravensthorpe Road.

Blue Boy - Hopetoun Ravensthorpe Road.

Scarlet Banksia - Hopetoun Ravensthope Road.

Scarlet Banksia - Hopetoun Ravensthope Road.

You can find a map of all the locations here. Following the trail is a fun activity for the whole family if you're in the area.

Where It Is

Between Hopetoun and Ravensthorpe with some north, west and east of Ravensthorpe.

I hope you get the chance to visit these and other art silos, street art and water tanks/towers on your road-tripping adventures around Australia. More are added all the time, so be sure to check the Australian Silo Art Trail for updates.

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Hi. My name is Kim and I love to travel especially getting about in nature. I have only really started this seriously at the end of 2018 but I'm loving the lifestyle and community.

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