Karoonda is a small town located approximately 120kms east of Adelaide. It is in the middle of the Murray Mallee region. The name Karoonda derives from the Aboriginal word meaning "winter camp". Though a small town with a population of only around 1200, it is an important farming region of wheat and sheep. In the town, near the railway line, there is a big Merino ram sculpture built to symbolise sheep farming.
The town has suffered much ongoing drought and after consultations with the local community and business groups, it was decided to embark on the silo art project to lift the community's spirit and bring visitors to the town.
So in early 2019, Heesco, a Melbourne based artist, was hired to transform the town's silo into a masterpiece. The silo art was completed in mid-2019.