Coonalpyn Silo Art
The award-winning 'Creating Coonalpyn' initiative was a joint project of the Coorong District Council with key partners Country Arts SA and Viterra. The initiative included the painting of Viterra's 30 metre high and still operational grain silos and other works of art in the township of Coonalpyn.
The aim was simple: rural renewal through the arts.
It also included sponsorship from local businesses and individuals, which assisted in the incredible marketing campaign, helping to amass the attention of more than half a billion people online (globally) and earn a swag of State and National awards.
As you approach the Coonalpyn Silos via Dukes Highway the first thing you notice is their size. They are huge and very close to the road.
The murals depict a magnificent tribute to five Coonalpyn Primary School children, whose images will now live on in the history of the town forever. The lucky five were six-year-olds Kiarah Leske and Blake Thompson, five-year-olds Macey Jacobs and Reef Gregor and nine-year-old Ciara Johnson. The children are in various poses with two children looking to be actually drawing onto the face of two of the silos