A Historic Meeting of Golden Dragons at the Bendigo Easter Parade 2019

Bendigo has a proud history of Chinese heritage dating back to the Gold Rush era of the 1850’s when the state of Victoria was the gold capital of the British Empire. A central part of Easter celebrations in the city since the 1890’s has been the parading of Chinese Golden Dragons. The Golden Dragon Museum…

Goorambat Uniting Church Mural By Adnate

Adnate is well-known for his fantastic and realistic murals and silo art around Australia. He his especially talented in portraying indigenous people but his 2017 Wall to Wall Festival mural within the Goorambat Uniting Church is quite different but no less stunning than his other works! The mural is of Sophia, the female personification of…

Goorambat Silo Art Revisited & The Murals of Jimmy Dvate

During the recent Benalla Wall to Wall Festival, artist Jimmy Dvate began an addition to his wonderful work of a Barking Owl and local scenery already on the Goorambat Silo Art (completed in 2018), which is part of the Benalla Silo Art Trail. This time he has painted three huge Clydesdale Horses on the pub…

St. James Silo Art – A Work In Progress

A new addition to the Benalla Silo Art Trail in country Victoria is the St. James Silo Art. This mural art on a grand scale is an ongoing Work In Progress by local artist Tim Bowtell, with draughthorses and an old truck that once carted bushels of wheat to the silos, and local businessmen including…

Devenish Silo Art Revisted – The Light Horseman

There has been plenty of action on the Benalla Silo Art Trail in country Victoria! Artist Cam Scale had previously painted the wonderful mural of a modern-day Australian combat medic and a World War One military nurse standing amongst red poppies of the Flanders fields at the Devenish Silo Art (completed in April 2018) but…

Collingwood Housing Estate Mural by Adnate

Artist Adnate completed the tallest mural in the southern hemisphere in October 2018 and it looks fantastic! Commissioned by street art collective Juddy Roller and the Victorian state government, the artists largest work to date depicts four residents of the 20 storey high Collingwood Housing Estate on which the giant mural is painted upon. The…

Geelong Cement Works Silo Art

I am not sure what happened at the Geelong Cement Works Silo Art project – the art completed by Geelong born artist, Rone in 2017 at the old and abandoned cement works is fantastic but the official entrance to the site is padlocked and someone has simply cut a couple of other entrances in the…

Remembrance Day 2018

At 11am on November 11th, 1918 the guns finally fell silent. The armistice to end The Great War, World War One, came into effect. 1918 to 2018, 100 years later, Lest We Forget. They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At…

Long Departed

Exploring old country cemeteries – a fascinating view into the past…  

Tungamah Silo Art

Departing the Devenish Silo Art and heading further north along the Benalla Silo Art Trail you will soon reach the town of Tungamah. My Granny and I were treated to some bright¬†Winter afternoon sun as we arrived at the¬†Tungamah Silo Art. This massive silo art project by artist Sobrane features a Kookaburra and a pair…

Devenish Silo Art

As you leave the Goorambat Silo Art and continue north on the Benalla Silo Art Trail in Victoria, you will soon encounter the beautiful and detailed artwork by Cam Scale of the Devenish Silo Art featuring an Australian combat medic and a military nurse, one modern-day and the other in World War One era uniform….