Silo Art Trail starts at Lascelles

MASTERPIECE: Melbourne artist Tyrone Wright started painting silos at Lascelles this week as part of the Silo Art Trail. Picture: HOPETOUN COURIER
MASTERPIECE: Melbourne artist Tyrone Wright started painting silos at Lascelles this week as part of the Silo Art Trail. Picture: HOPETOUN COURIER

YARRIAMBIACK Shire’s Silo Art Trail has headed north this week, with a fifth silo being painted at Lascelles.

Artist Tyrone Wright, also known as Rone, has started painting a giant mural on decommissioned GrainCorp silos in the town.

Other completed silos in the trail include Brim, Patchewollock, Sheep Hills and Rupanyup.

Yarriambiack mayor Graeme Massey said it was great to see the next stage of the project underway.

“We are getting closer to the end now, with only one more silo to go after this,” he said.

The final silo to be painted will be at Rosebery.

Cr Massey said he was looking forward to seeing what Rone did with the Lascelles silos.

“He had a meet and greet night with the community a few weeks ago and he was still nutting out his ideas then about what he was going to do,” he said.

Rone grew up in Geelong before moving to Melbourne.

He has created murals and installations throughout Australia, as well as in New Zealand, Hong Kong, Tokyo, USA, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Barcelona, and Canada.

His work has also been acquired by the National Gallery of Australia and shown in galleries in London, San Francisco, Berlin, and New York.

The Silo Art Trail started with Brim silos in December 2015.

Yarriambiack councillor Helen Ballentine said the silos would increase tourism the area, meaning more money would be spent in the region.

This story Silo Art Trail continues north first appeared on The Wimmera Mail-Times.