SA's Latest Silo Art Site

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Hi All

For the thousands of travellers around our great Nation, many are now following the fantastic Silo Art Trail.

Within the last month, the small South Australian Mallee town of Karoonda, launched its latest tourist attraction, which can only be described as brilliant.

Full credit to the town for getting behind this great project, and have sure made welcoming tourists to its town, from the well kept gardens, free, yes that right, free charging station for mobile devices and great service from the local shops.

So if you are ever passing, please make sure that you visit this great town and help out the local business.


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Reply By: Bushranger1 - Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 at 18:32

Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 at 18:32
Thanks Stephen.
It always gets our attention when we see the Silo Art title.
Just seems to get better all the time.
Cheers Stu.
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 at 18:56

Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 at 18:56
Hi Stu

We have been following their progress since they were started, and it was great to be able to see them first hand, which meant a 500 plus kilometre return drive to see them.

If you are ever in the area, it is well worth the drive to see them.


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Follow Up By: Bushranger1 - Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 at 19:14

Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 at 19:14
G'day Stephen,
Checked out some in Vic & NSW. Certainly plan on doing the S.A. ones soon so look forward to seeing your & others pics on the site.

Cheers Stu
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 at 19:45

Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 at 19:45
Hi Stu

I have already put photos of other Silo Art Sites here in South Australia, including Waikerie, Wirrabara, Coonalpyn and Kimba.





The only site that I have not been to at this stage in Tumby Bay.



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Reply By: Member - Outback Gazz - Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 at 20:29

Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 at 20:29
There certainly is some very talented people around !

Amazing artwork !!

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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 at 20:48

Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 at 20:48
Hi Outback Gazz

You are not wrong there, and when you see that Kelpie, you are waiting for it to bark.



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Follow Up By: Member - Outback Gazz - Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 at 21:10

Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 at 21:10
Went for a drive to Karoonda today, as I don't live that far away really and thought I'd have a look in real life. The attention to detail these artists put into their work is incredible - certainly puts my stick figure drawings to shame lol ha ha ha !

Loved the dog, just loved the dog - his name is Whiskey and here's a bit of info if the link works

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https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-07-28/the-mallees-own-red-dog/11328596?pfmredir=sm
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 at 21:38

Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 at 21:38
Hi Gazz

Thanks for that, sounds like you must live in the Mallee area.

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Follow Up By: Member - Outback Gazz - Monday, Aug 26, 2019 at 09:37

Monday, Aug 26, 2019 at 09:37
Howdy Stephen

Been a bit of a gypsy over the years but the last five have been just out of Murray Bridge where it will be home for quite a while as I have settled in nicely here.


Happy and safe travels

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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Monday, Aug 26, 2019 at 10:07

Monday, Aug 26, 2019 at 10:07
Hi Gazz

The Murray Bridge area is a great place, and as you say, Karoonda is right on your back door step.


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Reply By: Uncle Arthur - Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 at 20:50

Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 at 20:50
Yes great artwork but then we are a little biased as the painting of the kelpie is the spitting image of our beloved "Ben" who passed away just weeks ago. We showed the artist who was on site completing the train section of the artwork a photo of Ben and thanked him for the beautiful memento of a quite emotional viewing. RIP Ben.
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 at 21:08

Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 at 21:08
Hi Uncle Arthur

Sorry to hear about the loss of your faithful friend.


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Reply By: Member - rocco2010 - Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 at 21:45

Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 at 21:45
We have them in WA too.

When you venture across the Nullarbor.

WA silo art
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 at 23:21

Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 at 23:21
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Reply By: Member -Pinko (NSW) - Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 at 08:56

Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 at 08:56
Thanks for posting Stephen
We visited the Victorian and NSW silos earlier in the year and will visit the four you mentioned in SA on the way to the Ultimate Muster at Renmark.
See you both there.
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 at 09:10

Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 at 09:10
Hi Stan

Yes we can not wait and Renmark is our second home......lol

we are making it a bigger break and will get there on the Monday before the Muster.

If you have a kayak, make sure you bring it as I know the backwaters there like the back of my hand.

We will be bringing the boys as well.......lol

See you in Renmark



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Reply By: ExplorOz Team - Michelle - Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 at 17:41

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Hope you dont mind, i open the edit image option on this photos and used the Advanced setting to paste the word Karoonda as the Place tag to ensure these images all appear in Places without you having to upload again.
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 at 18:00

Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 at 18:00
Hi Michelle

I have add the site as a new point of interest, at the actual GPS location of the silos.

When I went into the details for the town of Karoonda, there were no images at all, so I have added other images of the town.

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Follow Up By: ExplorOz Team - Michelle - Monday, Aug 26, 2019 at 14:10

Monday, Aug 26, 2019 at 14:10
Thank you Stephen for adding the other images of the town to the listing - wonderful!

I didn't realise you had created a new listing for the Karoonda Silo Art Site, silly me, I should have checked but I was just trying to respond swiftly to help save you the time/effort of uploading images again.

Did you know that if you upload images to the Forum and you want them also in Places you don't need to upload them again?

You just need to tag to the correct place name. So next time if you post the images into the Forum first, just click the edit icon above each pic - go into Advanced, and you'll see the Forum Post ID is already tagged, so you then just start typing the name of Place tag you want to use, so in this case typing in Karoonda Silo Art Site would have done it. Try it next time and let me know if you can sort it out. Just want to help save you some time/effort.

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Reply By: Kenell - Monday, Aug 26, 2019 at 18:08

Monday, Aug 26, 2019 at 18:08
Love the silo art and the life like images are little short of brilliant - no more so than that Kelpie - the eyes are incredibly real. We were in sw Qld recently and came across this one at Thallon near St George. I didn't realise the silo art had extended that far north. The viewing site doesn't lend to photography unfortunately. The silo operators are particularly strict about tourists coming onto the site.

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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Monday, Aug 26, 2019 at 18:43

Monday, Aug 26, 2019 at 18:43
Hi Kenell

Yes the Thallon silo Art Site is great and we visited last year when when we went up to Cape York

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