So, to make things easier for you, here’s a list of where to find South Australia’s large format, regional art, and a map of how to get there.
In 2017, Brisbane artist Guido van Helten helped put the sleepy little town of Coonalpyn on the map by bringing a set of huge silos to life with his hard work. The portrayal of children represents the future of Coonalpyn. Standing at 30m high, this larger than life celebration of the youth and promise of children is worth stopping to admire.
Tumby Bay Silos
We’re sure the most recent addition to Tumby Bay’s art scene has not escaped your notice– and for good reason. Created by Martin Ron, an Argentinian street artist based in Buenos Aires, and South Australian painter Matt Gorrick, this piece celebrates the two best things about Tumby Bay: beaches and art! Why not stop by to enjoy the sunshine? And while you’re there, look up and wonder at these two boys falling into a world of fun.
You can see pretty pieces done by our very own Lisa King, like this work-in-progress below:
The Viterra silos at Kimba on the Eyre Peninsula used to be just another silo on the map, but they’ve been transformed with this stunning mural by Melbourne large-scale artist Cam Scale. This project took a little under a year from concept to completion and it’s easy to see the love and hard work that went into bringing it to life.
Snowtown Water Tower
Vans the Omega is a talented, multidisciplinary artist who practices in mural art all around Adelaide– you’ve no doubt come across some of his colourful and quirky work already, but this one in particular caught the hearts and eyes of people all around South Australia. Collaborating with another local artist, Sam Brookes, the pair took on the mammoth task of painting a decommissioned water tower in Snowtown.
Stop by and pimp up your ‘gram by taking a sweet pic with these smiling faces!
And if you’re looking to extend your road trip a little, there’s also a Silo Art Trail you can follow across the border in Victoria. Here’s all the details on that one.
The small town of Wirrabara has painted itself onto the map with an amazing new silo artwork. Painted on a 28-metre silo, the artwork was finished just yesterday by Australian artist Smug, aka Sam Bates, who spent three weeks in a boom lift to perfect his creation. Known to elaborate his painting to the last detail, Smug paints pieces that express realistic images. Using natural colours, he captured the beauty of Wirrabara and the Australian country. Read more on the silo here.
Know of any other artworks we should add to this list?
And if you’re taking the road trip, you’ll need this map which shows you were all the SA artworks are located