Coonalpyn Silo Mural – Hope for the Future

The Coonalpyn Silo Mural by Brisbane based, international street artist Guido van Helten features local school children from the small country town of Coonalpyn on the Dukes Highway in South Australia. The five kids were aged from 5 to 9 at the time the project was completed  – in order of appearance on the silo, left…

Chasing Lenin – The Belarus Edition

Continuing on from my previous posts, Jessie The Wandering Kiwi and I continued to chase monuments to Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov aka Lenin (1870 – 1924) and other Soviet leader in Eastern Europe, along with those dedicated to the glory of the former Soviet Union. This time in Belarus. The massive Lenin statue in front of the…

Chasing Lenin – The Moldova Edition

Continuing on from my previous post, my friend Jessie (The Wandering Kiwi) and I were recently travelling together  in the Wild Wild East of Europe (Ukraine, Moldova, Transnistria, Belarus and Poland) and we decided we wanted to track down statues, monuments and the like dedicated to the glory of the former Soviet Union and in…

Chasing Lenin – The Ukraine Edition

Hi All, Given my limited blogging on this page for some time, you could easily be mistaken for thinking I have not been travelling much but on the contrary I pretty much haven’t stopped travelling for the past year! I just lost the drive to blog about it! Don’t worry I am still going to…

Rosebery Silo Art

The Wimmera-Mallee Silo Art Trail is now complete with the final leg recently painted by artist Kaff-eine at the Rosebery silo (completed in November 2017 after 22 days of painting!). The tall art work depicts a young woman with a sheep and a Mallee horseman with his steed. More of a street art style than…

Lascelles Silo Art

The Lascelles Silo Art leg of the Wimmera-Mallee Silo Art Trail was completed in early July 2017 by street artist Rone. The more than 30 metre high, photorealistic art at Lascelles is a little different from the other art projects on the stunning silo art trail of the Wimmera-Mallee (Brim, Patchewollock, Sheep Hills, Rupanyup and…

Snapshots of Morocco – The Ancient Chouwara Tannery of Fes

You do your best to navigate the labyrinth of alleyways that form the walking streets of Fes to find the ancient Chouwara Tannery, the biggest of those operating in the medina but it is highly likely you will get lost on the way – welcome to Fes! I ended up following a Japanese tour group…

The Gallipoli Landings – Lest We Forget – ANZAC Day

The legend of the ANZAC was born from the courage and bloodshed of brave young men from Australia and New Zealand on the shores, steep cliffs, ravines and hills of Gallipoli in 1915. The Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) along with British and French forces faced stiff opposition from the Turkish troops of the Ottoman Empire during…

Indigenous Australian Street Art by Adnate

Melbourne street artist Adnate is well-known for his stunning, colourful and lifelike images, especially of Indigenous Australians. Recently I have come across three pieces of his photorealistic work in very different locations and settings. The first was the impressive (and massive!) Sheep Hills Silo Art leg of the Wimmera-Mallee Silo Art Trail, the second was  a rich image of…

Rupanyup Silo Art

The Rupanyup Silo Art leg of the Wimmera-Mallee Silo Art Trail is now complete. Russian street artist Julia Volchkova (Julia Woolf Art) has done a great job and the latest art mural on the trail of a young Rupanyup netball and football player looks fantastic! A Work In Progress Here are some photos in the preceding couple of weeks showing…

The Stunning Silo Art Trail of the Wimmera-Mallee

Grain silos are a familiar sight dotted on the horizon across the plains of the Wimmera-Mallee region of Victoria, Australia. At the start of 2015 I posted about the silo art project in the small farming community of Brim. Brisbane based street artist Guido van Helten created a huge 30 metre high masterpiece mural there…