Instead of large-scale murals, a couple of regional townships have decided to go down the path of permanently projecting a show onto their silos. I happened to come across them while searching for silo and water tower artworks around the state. Here are the three silo light shows that I've found in South Australia.
First is the installation at Wallaroo where Copper Coast's unique history, exciting events and talented artists are being showcased every night. When we were there, the show focused on agriculture but this theme does vary throughout the year. An explanation of their current show can be found at visitcoppercoast.com.au. There is also a live stream audio on the same website to accompany the show.
Secondly, the Quorn silo light show provides a nightly attraction for the otherwise quiet township. After a rather unique Curly Cue countdown, the audiovisual projection begins with a sequence of animated stories celebrating the Flinders Ranges. This is followed by community photographs and artwork. We chose to watch the show from our car tuning in on FM 87.6 for the sound. Alternatively, you could bring your own chair and sit in the silo viewing area.
Last but not least, Karoonda has become the first town with both art and light show on the same silo. Heesco's colourfully painted artwork forms a frame for Illuminart's installation which showcases South Australian artistic talent. A different artist is featured each month and the whole year's calendar can be found on their Facebook page.
Have you been able to find any other silo light shows in South Australia? Please comment below as I would love to know.