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.
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.
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.
You will see the art silo when you turn onto Princess Royal Drive. Parking is available, even for caravans, on Princess Royal Drive.
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.
You have a small pull-off on the road in which to view and photograph.
Merredin Silo Art is on the Great Eastern Highway, 333 km west of Kalgoorlie and 260 km east of Perth.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As with many of the working grain silos, there is a small pull-off area to view and photograph the silos.
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.
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.
There is a small pull-off where you can view the silo art and read the information board.
Pingrup is 78 km southwest of Newdegate and 361 km southeast of Perth.
You'll see the silo art on Jolly Road.
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.
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.
Ravensthorpe is 526 km southeast of Perth and 187 km northwest of Esperance.
On the corner of Dance Street and South Coast Highway.
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.
Up at Bunnings, you can see the two painted water tanks.
The Aboriginal artists are Margaret Miller, Lynette Knapp, Michael Cummings, Tameka Cummings & Kathleen Toomath, the inspiration being the sea surrounding Albany.
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.
Katanning is a street art town with examples on walls dotted all over town.
Cranbrook is also an excellent place to see some street art if you are in the area or just passing through.
Cranbrook is 91.5 km north of Albany on the Great Southern Highway.
If you are passing through, there is artwork on the side of the IGA in Lake Grace.
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 in Scaddan is a great place to stop, use the toilets and see the art painted on the walls and mosaics in the pathways.
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.
Western Australia is not only famous for its silo and street art but also for sculptures than dot the countryside.
This day and camping spot has a sculpture looking out over the lake.
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 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.
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.
Menzies is 131 km north of Kalgoorlie, and Lake Ballard (with its own campground) is a further 53 km northwest.
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.
The corrugated iron camels are a nod to Norseman's past when camel trains bought in supplies and the mail.
The Information centre and roundabout with the camels are both on Princep Lane, Norseman.
Ravensthorpe not only has an art silo but garden sculptures as well.
These sculptures complement the Farm Art Trail and art silo in town.
Ravensthorpe is 188 km northwest of Esperance and 293 km southwest of Albany.
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.
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.
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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