Coonalpyn Silos
Coonalpyn Silos
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The 30-metre mural on the (still operational) Viterra grain silos was the flagship project in Coorong District Council's arts lead regional renewal program 'Creating Coonalpyn'. Artist Guido van Helten was given the keys to Coonalpyn on 1 February 2017. five Coonalpyn Primary School children on the Viterra silos with the intention to represent Coonalpyn's 'hope for the future'.
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Tom B
Albion Park, Australia1,461 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
We stopped here to show a friend who was travelling with us. The artwork on the Silos is very impressive and worth a stop to look at.
Written 4 June 2024
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marriott946
London, UK820 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
We had to pass the silos on our journey to wherever.

The background to the silos was explained and how the artist got involved.

The statue of the artist is opposite the silos.

What a gifted man in so many ways. His use of local children as models. The enormity of the project!

I can only say what a genius.

A must see if you're in the area.
Written 25 March 2023
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Ann T
Pascoe Vale, Australia1,401 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
This tiny town was apparently invigorated by turning to art - this wonderful monochrome silo of the local children; plus we found mosaics outside the toilets and paintings of the areas history and people by the local schools in the underpass to the dog walking park.

It would appear that this approach has worked because there were 3 cafes open on a Sunday to serve the people who stopped to see the silos.
Written 1 April 2022
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CodyMav
Gold Coast, Australia27,281 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
I mapped a number of Silo Arts to stop, revive & survive a 12000km roadtrip, and came to appreciate the monochrome ones the most.

This was a perfect example of simplicity and beauty.

My hat is off to the talented artist, Guido van Helten
Written 31 July 2021
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Graham J
Wagga Wagga, Australia474 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
The Coonalpyn Silo Art is a credit to the artist. Using youngsters of the community is a great idea and what better way to engender community pride in themselves than to see larger than life images of them on display like this. Looking at previous photos of the silos that have been submitted I see no need to add any more. This is an attraction residents of Coonalpyn can be extremely proud of.
Written 10 July 2021
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Sylvia W
South Perth, Australia54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Couples
The silos are in black and white and depict children in thoughtful poses. It’s wondrous to see the detail on a canvas so large . Definitely stop have a look. Use the public restroom ( very clean) and take a walk through the railway underpass
Written 25 May 2021
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Jonique Life
Australia1,607 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Couples
We love seeing the Silo Art in Australia. This one is so lovely and it was great to read the plaque about how they did it all and the inspiration.

There is parking available and a cafe nearby!

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Written 15 May 2021
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AussiesBallarat
Ballarat, Australia778 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
This is one of several similar sites in the general area, including the west of Victoria. The idea brought to fruition obviously has been an economic boost to the area as there are now three seemingly prosperous businesses catering to the food needs of tourists, located on the busy highway between Melbourne and Adelaide. But be warned - our experience at the Silo Cafe (Lavazza coffee!) was that if a toilet break is needed, use the clean public facilities in the parking area near the silos (and admire the community-created mural) as there were no facilities available in the cafe.
Written 8 May 2021
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CorvettePete
Belconnen, Australia1,184 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
We have been doing a road trip to see painted silos throughout Victoria (and a couple in SA).

This one is an impressive one.

I really like the black and white tones, although this style is not my wife's favourite as it is a bit harder to see than the coloured ones.

As this is on the main road, there is no excuse to miss it.
Written 26 March 2021
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senseipeter@bigpond.com
Adelaide, Australia66 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Couples
Lovely view
Great to just stand and look
Very well presented
Worth staying and having a look
Quite picturesque
Written 14 January 2021
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