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by Audrey (subscribe)
I am a writer living in Adelaide. I love food and travel.
Published August 10th 2020
Helping to revitalise the township
cowell silo art
Cowell silo art


In September 2019, the Eyre Peninsula township of Cowell joined the South Australia silo art trail with the completion of NITSUA's largest artwork to date. The 30-metre high canvas was painted by artist Austin 'NITSUA' Moncrieff in just under three weeks.

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Lionel and his camel


Having met Lionel Deer a few years earlier, NITSUA was inspired by his unique character and decided to make him the main subject of the silo art. Lionel is a local Cowell legend who has a fond tender affection for camels. He bred camels for over thirty years and often brought them to the town's Christmas pageant. Sometimes, he also offered one-dollar rides to raise funds for the local school and hospital.

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Port Lincoln Parrot and farmhouse ruin


The artwork also features Lionel's camel Diamantina, a Port Lincoln Parrot and a farmhouse ruin. It captures a rich part of the history of Cowell, as well as representing the community's strength and resilience in battling drought. NITSUA hopes that this silo art would help revitalise the township by providing another reason for people, both near and far, to visit Cowell.

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The story


Cowell is only an hour's drive from Whyalla. The silo is clearly visible as you head towards the township. I guarantee you won't miss it.
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Your Comment
These are amazing Audrey
by May Cross (score: 3|7151) 47 days ago
Love the silo art ...
by Elaine (score: 3|7582) 47 days ago
Fascinating subjects Audrey. Silo art is becoming very popular, 'recycling' many now dis-used silos. Much more productive than removing them. Neil.
by Neil Follett (score: 2|767) 47 days ago
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