Waikerie Silo Art Project


The completed Waikerie Silos Art Mural will be a magnificent, emotive piece of artwork reflecting the theme, Healthy River Healthy Community and portraying the vital connection between the community and a healthy river. 

Artists announced!

Two prominent artists have been named to undertake Waikerie’s $150,000 silo mural painting project, which will reflect the theme “Healthy River, Healthy Community”. 
They are Garry Duncan, a world-renowned professional artist who has spent many decades living gdmugshotbb1.jpgand painting in South Australia’s Riverland area; and Jimmy Dvate, a Melbourne-based artist and graphic designer whose position in the street art scene is well established and admired on walls, canvas and in magazines both locally and internationally. 

Garry Duncan is already well represented in regional South Australia with large-scale works including the 640-metre long mural on the Hindmarsh Island Bridge and the Ngurunderi Dreaming Mural on the Berri Bridge. The environment and the intrinsic designs found within nature, particularly water and light, have always been of great concern to him and represent a dominant focus of his art work. He is a prolific painter of the River Murray and its flora and fauna.
Growing up in Melbourne a stone’s throw from a railway station, Jimmy Dvate (pictured below) was instantly drawn to the colourful work along the suburban railway lines. Jimmy’s incredible talent is displayed through his incorporation of intense street compositions, amazingly realistic imagery and masterful graphic designs.DVatephoto.png
Silo art at Coonalpyn, Kimba and Tumby Bay in SA have generated tourism booms in those towns and it is anticipated that the Waikerie silo art will have a similar effect; the mural will also be unique in that the entire silos will be painted, giving different perspectives from the river and town sides.

The silos are expected to be finished by the beginning of December 2018. Please like our page on Facebook for updates on the project, including beautiful photographs of the artwork in progress. 

This project is funded through the Government of South Australia.