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Published October 10th 2019
A colourful silo art on the trail
Sheep Hills began in the late 1800s with mostly German and Scottish migrants farming in the area and people settling around the railway station. However, unfortunately, it is no longer really a town anymore, but it does have a tennis club, a golf club, a cricket club and a public hall ironically.
Located about 300 kilometres north-west of Melbourne, Sheep Hills is today mainly known for its colourful silo art. Disused wheat silos have been painted by Melbourne-based artist Adnate to tell the stories of Indigenous people and their culture. It celebrates the generations from Elders to young children. This exceptional art display was inspired by his friendship with the Barengi Gadjin Land Council.
I've been to see the Silo Art Tour and it is amazing to see. The colours can be different at different times of the day. My favourites were Brim, Rupanyup and Sheep Hills. Was disappointed in Rosebery.