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Australia is a beautiful country with many places to explore in your own backyard.
Published February 16th 2020
See beautiful silo art and support local community

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.

Sculpture of big Merino ram

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.

Silo art in Karoonda

Today, Karoonda can boast that it has Australia's first day and night silo art as each evening after sunset, there are beautiful art projections on the silo.

The town is only an easy 1.5 hours drive from Adelaide, so why not plan a day outing to Karoonda and support the local community.

More information on the town can be found on their website.
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Where: Karoonda, South Australia
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Check out the silo art at Waikerie and Coonalpyn too.
by chris (score: 1|10) 444 days ago
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