Silo art at Weethalle, NSW

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Filmed the silos on the Mid Western Hwy on my return drive from Brisbane to Adelaide on Friday 30th Nov.

Painted by artist Heesco Khosnaran, it was commenced June 15th, 2017.
Taking 2 weeks to complete, it was officially opened July 1st, 2017.
500 spraycans, and 200 litres of paints were used to create the mural artwork.



Although caught with terrible morning light behind them, they were still very bright and colourful in much of my shots.

This weekend I'm heading to Melbourne.
Hope to depart 0345 and get to Coonalpyn to film that silo art at sunrise.
On the return drive via Bendigo, I plan to detour to Rupanyup silo art to film this, again at sunrise if possible, but this means a much earlier departure from north of Melbourne, like about 0245 :/

I'll post a few stills in a follow up.
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Reply By: Member - ACD 1 - Wednesday, Dec 05, 2018 at 23:25

Wednesday, Dec 05, 2018 at 23:25
Good job Les! - Thanks for sharing.

I love the way the have incorporated the "balcony" into the art work.

I like this 'realism' or 'portrait' style a bit more than the style they are using on the WA Silo Art trail.

Still, they are all remarkably talented.

Can't wait for your next video.


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Follow Up By: Les - PK Ranger - Wednesday, Dec 05, 2018 at 23:30

Wednesday, Dec 05, 2018 at 23:30
Thanks Anthony, these artists get the artwork so realistic it's simply incredible.
The Coonalpyn ones here in SA are very well done, as are the recent new Wirrabara silos as posted by Stephen B a few weeks ago.
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Reply By: Member - Kiwi_In_Aussie(Wagga) - Thursday, Dec 06, 2018 at 01:55

Thursday, Dec 06, 2018 at 01:55
I'm currently in WA doing their Painted Silo Trail - started in Northam (just north of Perth) finishing in Albany - involves 7 different towns
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Follow Up By: Les - PK Ranger - Thursday, Dec 06, 2018 at 07:22

Thursday, Dec 06, 2018 at 07:22
Kiwi, you'll have to post up some pics, would be interesting to see.
I've caught a few images online of the WA silo art, it's more abstract isn't it ?
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Reply By: Member - Tony H (touring oz) - Thursday, Dec 06, 2018 at 07:20

Thursday, Dec 06, 2018 at 07:20
Thanks Les,
The cook & I are leaving just after Christmas to view the silo art trail, very much looking forward to the experience.
Is sunrise the best time to witness them?
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Follow Up By: Les - PK Ranger - Thursday, Dec 06, 2018 at 10:49

Thursday, Dec 06, 2018 at 10:49
Hi Tony, a full tour would be great, but I'm trying to slot them in as I'm going to / from various trips now.

I feel if you want to film them (in absolute best light), either by drone of from the ground, it's best to try and catch them with the early or late light on them to suit whickever way the art faces.
Eg. Coonalpyn SA, Rupanyup Vic, sunrise best as the art has a more easterly orientation.

Others like Weethalle NSW better at sunset.

What I do is go the the Google maps silo art map, and check out which way they face on street view or sat view, and try and work from that.

Now looking like I might miss Coonalpyn sunrise as a supplier has said they MIGHT have some product ready for me today (when it should have been this morning !!), grrrr.
If I have to reschedule deliveries to Monday in Melb 'burbs, I might even have to abandon the alt route home via Rupanyup, even bigger ggggrrrrrrr.
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Thursday, Dec 06, 2018 at 07:22

Thursday, Dec 06, 2018 at 07:22
Hi Les

Thanks for sharing your video, the silos looks great.

I was speaking with the Waikerie VIC yesterday and they said that the new Waikerie silo art should be complete within the next two weeks.

I was hoping they would have been completed by now, as they started them back in October and are colourful like the other art sites here in a South Australia.

Thanks again.



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Follow Up By: Les - PK Ranger - Thursday, Dec 06, 2018 at 10:52

Thursday, Dec 06, 2018 at 10:52
October, that's a long time painting them !
Might be a local artists group being that long ?

Anyway, will be a good reason to go out via the Sturt Hwy sometime then :)
Being southern subs of ADL, I usually go out via the hills, SE Freeway, Mallee Hwy to pick up the Sturt east of Balranald.
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Thursday, Dec 06, 2018 at 14:26

Thursday, Dec 06, 2018 at 14:26
Hi Les

It sure seems like a joke, seeing most of the other sites are completed in weeks, not months.

I am trying to get hold of another lady in Waikerie who is organising it and when I get hold of her, will let you know.



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Reply By: Baz - The Landy - Thursday, Dec 06, 2018 at 08:58

Thursday, Dec 06, 2018 at 08:58
Well done Les, splendid...!

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Follow Up By: Les - PK Ranger - Thursday, Dec 06, 2018 at 10:54

Thursday, Dec 06, 2018 at 10:54
Cheers Baz, greatly enjoying the drone and its capabilities.
Long learning curve learning to fly them safely, film / photograph, and edit !!
Will always be improving I think.
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Reply By: Mick O - Thursday, Dec 06, 2018 at 09:00

Thursday, Dec 06, 2018 at 09:00
Les, if you're going to Rapunyup you should try and fit in nearby Sheep Hills silo as well. It's worth the trip. Mick.
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Follow Up By: Les - PK Ranger - Thursday, Dec 06, 2018 at 10:57

Thursday, Dec 06, 2018 at 10:57
Thanks Mick, hadn't even seen the Sheep Hills silo site listed . . .
Bit of a loop around north to Nhill, easy.

Will see how it works out, my whole schedule just got thrown into disarray with a supplier (possible) let down.
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Follow Up By: Ron A - Thursday, Dec 06, 2018 at 15:36

Thursday, Dec 06, 2018 at 15:36
Don't forget Brim and Patchewollock
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Follow Up By: Mick O - Friday, Dec 07, 2018 at 18:34

Friday, Dec 07, 2018 at 18:34
Here's the link to the EO place for the silos mate. Very colourful.


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Reply By: Member - Rod N (QLD) - Thursday, Dec 06, 2018 at 09:17

Thursday, Dec 06, 2018 at 09:17
Check out the 'Australian Silo Art Trail Group' facebook site and Silo Art Trail Group Map
These sites have lots of photos of silos, water towers/tanks and murals on various walls etc.
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Follow Up By: Les - PK Ranger - Thursday, Dec 06, 2018 at 11:00

Thursday, Dec 06, 2018 at 11:00
Thanks Ron, not on FB any longer, but should be able to read . . .
That's a good link to Google maps silo art Australia wide, and found this too.

Silo Art Trail
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Reply By: Bushranger1 - Thursday, Dec 06, 2018 at 10:04

Thursday, Dec 06, 2018 at 10:04
Thanks for the Silo Pics Les & Stephen.
You guys have already inspired us to visit more of the Silo artwork.
Been showing our friends your great pictures so hopefully these towns get some more visitors & they spend some money to help the local businesses stay afloat.
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Follow Up By: Les - PK Ranger - Thursday, Dec 06, 2018 at 11:03

Thursday, Dec 06, 2018 at 11:03
True Stu (hey I'm a poet and I didn't know it ! lol)

Weethalle has a few news stories online about increased visitors coming through and stopping in town.

I can see these silo art trails becoming quite popular by the looks, it gets people onto little back roads and makes for some interesting touring.
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Reply By: Les - PK Ranger - Thursday, Dec 06, 2018 at 11:11

Thursday, Dec 06, 2018 at 11:11
Some stills . . .







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Follow Up By: ExplorOz Team - Michelle - Thursday, Dec 06, 2018 at 15:07

Thursday, Dec 06, 2018 at 15:07
Thanks for the photos, I've opened them and used the Advanced Tab to tag each to the Weethalle page record in Places so that these will appear in Places without anyone having to upload the images again.
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Follow Up By: Member - ACD 1 - Thursday, Dec 06, 2018 at 22:36

Thursday, Dec 06, 2018 at 22:36
Geez!

If those grain shuts were positioned a bit lower you'll have to put an "R" rating on the photo -lucky it's a ewe not a ram LOL

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Reply By: ExplorOz Team - Michelle - Thursday, Dec 06, 2018 at 15:11

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Looks like I better put together some trek notes for these silo art trails in the new year!
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Follow Up By: Member - johnat - Sunday, Dec 09, 2018 at 20:46

Sunday, Dec 09, 2018 at 20:46
Yeah, might be a good excuse to hook up and go for a "run" ... as if you needed one!
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Reply By: Ron N - Thursday, Dec 06, 2018 at 21:45

Thursday, Dec 06, 2018 at 21:45
Les, thanks for posting the photos, that's some talent right there.

The last photo of the sheep in the shed reminds me of a neighbouring shearing shed when I farmed at Wandering, W.A., in the late '70's/early 80's.

As most of us know, who have had anything to do with sheep, they'll often baulk and get flighty, at any gateway, door, or opening, and hold up the smooth movement of the flock.

The neighbours painted a mural, of a luscious, green, inviting, open paddock, around the doorway out of the shearing shed - and not a single sheep ever baulked at that doorway!! LOL

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Follow Up By: Les - PK Ranger - Friday, Dec 07, 2018 at 02:33

Friday, Dec 07, 2018 at 02:33
Ha classic ! Great idea.
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Reply By: Member - john y - Saturday, Dec 08, 2018 at 11:47

Saturday, Dec 08, 2018 at 11:47
for what its worth the silo art trail in the Benalla region is one not to be missed including the murals painted in the town itself you can go on a walking tour using the map provided by the info centre.

the mural in the church at Goorambat and the silos at Devenish are spectacular
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