Rupanyup’s turn for taste of silo art
The east Wimmera township of Rupanyup is primed to take a profound step into the international world of art when it provides the next installment for Yarriambiack Shire’s Silo Art Trail.
With huge murals on silos at Brim, Patchewollock and Sheep Hills already generating a massive worldwide following, a grain silo operated by Wimmera Grain Company at Rupanyup is the next in line.
Russian artist Julia Volchkova has the job of transforming the silo into a landscape-scale work of art and hopes to start work in March.
Project leaders also hope similar projects at Lascelles and Rosebery will be completed by the first half of the year, finalising what some in the arts fraternity are calling the largest gallery on the planet.
Another international artist Rone, aka Melbourne artist Tyrone Wright, is confirmed for a Lascelles silo project and project leaders have yet to announce the final artist for Rosebery.
The plan is for a huge international launch for the project in mid June.
Volchkova, from Siberia, had a professional and classical artistic education before exploring street art and working on projects around the world.
Gaining influence and inspiration from the likes of masters such as Michelangelo and Repin, her paintings reflect her desire to paint faces and bodies.
Rone grew up in Geelong and his work draws on everything from street art and skateboard culture to video games and fashion.