Waikerie Silo Art
The Waikerie Silos were the fifth silos to be completed in South Australia and are the 25th to be included in the Australian Silo Art Trail Collection.
Titled ‘Healthy River Healthy Community’ the Waikerie Silos are the second in the Australian Silo Art Trail Collection to be painted on both sides, giving a land view and a river view as well.
Two exceptional world class artists were chosen for the project, Jimmy DVate from Melbourne and Garry Duncan from Kanmantoo.
Featuring on Jimmy’s silo is local native flora and fauna, including a giant Yabby and the endangered Regent Parrot. Jimmy has also included other endangered species like the Murray Hardyhead and the Spiny Daisy.
On Garry’s silo he has painted a giant, semi-abstract river landscape and has included many quirky, local, native river creatures, like assorted birds, frogs, fish and turtles. Garry has also featured the Rainmoth, which is where the town of Waikerie gets its name.
The name ‘Waikerie’ is said to mean ‘many wings’, after the giant swift moth ‘Wei kari’, the name given to the moth by the indigenous first peoples of the area.