Waikerie Silo Art Mural

The Waikerie Silo Art Mural is located in the heart of the town of Waikerie on the Murray River in South Australia. The theme of the big double silo project is “Healthy River, Healthy Community“. The Murray River means everything to the local community who have supported the project, which has been funded by the South Australian Government and supported by Nature Foundation SA.

Waikerie Silo Art Mural - Waikerie, South Australia (December 2018)
Waikerie Silo Art Mural – Waikerie, South Australia (December 2018)
Waikerie Silo Art Mural - Waikerie, South Australia (December 2018)
Waikerie Silo Art Mural – Waikerie, South Australia (December 2018)
Murray River overlook - Waikerie, South Australia (December 2018)
Murray River overlook – Waikerie, South Australia (December 2018)
Murray River overlook - Waikerie, South Australia (December 2018)
Murray River overlook – Waikerie, South Australia (December 2018)

The silo art is split across two silos and has been painted by artists Jimmy Dvate and Garry Duncan. As of December 2018 the mural is three-quarters complete, with just the rear of one silo to be completed by artist Garry Duncan – his cartoonish wildlife images on the silos are really cool and quite amusing!

Waikerie Silo Art Mural by Jimmy Dvate and Garry Duncan - Waikerie, South Australia (December 2018)
Waikerie Silo Art Mural by Jimmy Dvate and Garry Duncan – Waikerie, South Australia (December 2018)
Waikerie Silo Art Mural - Waikerie, South Australia (December 2018)
Waikerie Silo Art Mural by artist Garry Duncan – Waikerie, South Australia (December 2018)
Waikerie Silo Art Mural - Waikerie, South Australia (December 2018)
“Healthy River, Healthy Community” Waikerie Silo Art Mural by Garry Duncan – Waikerie, South Australia (December 2018)

Jimmy Dvate is well-known for his photo realistic images of Australian wildlife and scenery. His art at Waikerie includes a huge Cherax Destructor aka Yabby, a Murray Hardyhead fish and a beautiful looking Regent Parrot. He has also completed silo art projects and street art in Victoria including at Rochester and Goorambat.

Waikerie Silo Art Mural - Waikerie, South Australia (December 2018)
Cherax Destructor aka Yabby Waikerie Silo Art Mural by Jimmy Dvate – Waikerie, South Australia (December 2018)
Waikerie Silo Art Mural - Waikerie, South Australia (December 2018)
A stunning Regent Parrot Waikerie Silo Art Mural by Jimmy Dvate – Waikerie, South Australia (December 2018)
Murray Hardyhead Waikerie Silo Art Mural by Jimmy Dvate - Waikerie, South Australia (December 2018)
Murray Hardyhead Waikerie Silo Art Mural by Jimmy Dvate – Waikerie, South Australia (December 2018)
Cherax Destructor aka Yabby Waikerie Silo Art Mural by Jimmy Dvate - Waikerie, South Australia (December 2018)
Cherax Destructor aka Yabby Waikerie Silo Art Mural by Jimmy Dvate – Waikerie, South Australia (December 2018)
Cherax Destructor aka Yabby Waikerie Silo Art Mural by Jimmy Dvate - Waikerie, South Australia (December 2018)
Great detail! Cherax Destructor aka Yabby Waikerie Silo Art Mural by Jimmy Dvate – Waikerie, South Australia (December 2018)

Like in neighbouring Victoria, silo art projects are starting to pop up across South Australia. For now the only other one I have seen in this state is at Coonalpyn. They are well worth a road trip to see them!

 

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