If you're interested in seeing street art, then Victoria is the place for you.
These four towns in the Victorian Goldfields area are a great place to stop for a break and take in the art in the streets.
At just over 500kms and a 6 hours drive, you could easily make this trip as a loop in one day from Melbourne.
If you'd like more information on the Australian Silo Art Trail, click on the link to bring up a map of Australia to start your planning.
Two artworks are in the town of Maryborough.
On the corner of High and Nightingale Streets is the Park Hotel. This Hotel is home to this out-of-space artwork on the side of the building.
Fancy a pizza? My Pizza and Pasta is the place to see the next piece of street art.
On the laneway next to My Pizza and Pasta, you can see the full outdoor seating scene and imagine you are in Italy.
The township of Avoca is not only the heart of the Pyrenees but also home to the only silo art in the area.
Situated at 2 Station Street, Avoca, the artwork was finished in March 2021 and painted by artist Jimmi Buscombe.
This piece of silo art also has a surprise for those arriving at night.
Glow-in-the-dark paint has been used to make this beautiful piece of art an attraction both night and day.
Artist Kyle Torney is a local and loves to paint stories of the people of his town.
The first art you will likely see is "Mates" on Kings avenue.
Os 'Sandy' Sanderson & Matt 'Matty' Batters are "Mates" on the corner of Wills Street and 16 Kings Avenue.
With this being a gold mining area, it's only fitting to have a panner having a "lucky day".
St. Arnaud is also a sheep shearing area, as depicted in this street art of "Owen."
The next piece of art is very fitting for not only Australia but especially Victoria. Not all heroes wear capes is a tribute to the Rural Fire Services that help keep humans and wildlife safe in bushfire times.
A very fitting piece after all the bushfires Victoria has endured, "Not All Heroes Wear Capes," is at the corner of Napier and Alma Streets.
Local art teacher, Andrea Hicks, is next on the trail. It is a beautiful rendition of this local on the corner of the main road and a laneway.
Jeff Fenech and Lionel Rose are two Australian boxing legends depicted on the sides of this corner building.
Long-time local bus driver, Loss Hamilton, is just up the road from the boxing legends.
Another local, Ron Reyne's mural, is located just across the road from the silo art.
Titled "Hope," the silo art in St. Arnaud shows the area's history through its' people. It shows about a miner looking for gold in his pan, for his wife, being able to buy food and clothing for her family and that a young child will prosper living in the 1800s.
When you see the artwork at the Primary School, remember to keep off the grounds. You can still have a good view of the container from the road.
This container with art is on the grounds of the primary school at the corner of Charlton Road & Dundas Street.
St. Arnaud is a must-see destination if you like street art. There are also two murals inside the dining room and in the Beer Garden at the Royal Hotel at 60 Napier Street.
Wedderburn is another town that packs a lot of punch in its street art.
You will see the first art at 15 Kerr Street, Randalls Foodworks wall. Both the Wedge-tailed Eagle and Black Shouldered Kite are represented here.
They are painted close up and in-flight by artists Andrew J. Bourke and Jimmy Dvate.
Up the road is more art painted by artists Andrew J Bourke, Jimmy Dvate and Brian Itch. They all showcase the birdlife in the area.
Next up the road is Burke's Newsagency and General Store at 62-64 High Street.
You will see the pair of Mistletoe birds on the side of the building as you drive down the road.
Right next door to the Newsagency is the Uniting Church at 60 High Street.
Four birds are represented on the facade of the Wedderburn Uniting Church.
On the left is the Blue Faced Honeyeater and Variegated Fairy Wren, and on the right the Yellow Tufted Honeyeater and Purple Crowned Lorikeet.
The last along the main street is at the Wedderburn Hotel, 72-74 High Street.
This parkland is home to more than just the artwork on the public toilets.
Golden Whistler, Diamond Firetail, Superb Fairy Wren and Scarlet Robin adorn two of the walls of the public toilets.
Going into this park a little further, you will find sculptures and information on two Victoria Cross recipients from the area, Captain Albert Jacka and Lieutenant Albert Charles Borella.
Not part of the art trail but just as impressive is the Redback Spider painted on the Football Clubs roof.
While you visit these towns, take a break in one of the many coffee shops, hotels or bakeries that line the streets.
I can highly recommend the pies and pastries from the Shear Delights Bakery at 105 High street, Avoca.
Want to see the deepest Gold mine in the world in its heyday? Then try the Victoria Hill Mining Reserve in Bendigo. You can read all about it on my blog at the link above. You can also find more silo art on my blog Silo Art Brisbane to Adelaide.
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