Silo artworks

The Silo Art Trail is a 200 km journey in Victoria Wimmera/Mallee region and is Australia’s biggest outdoor gallery.

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Guido van Helten painted the ‘Farmer Quartet’ in the city of Brim. Located on the Henty Highway and stretching out across all four of the Brim silos, this massive mural was painted in 2015 as a tribute to the drought-stricken farming community.

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In Patchewollock the Brisbane-based street artist Fintan Magee, sometimes referred to as ‘Australia’s Banksy’ painted in October 2016 a giant mural depicting local sheep and grain farmer, Nick ‘Noodle’ Hulland.

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Melbourne artist Tyrone ‘Rone’ Wright turns his intimate portraiture to giant grain silos, depicting local wheat farmers Geoff and Merrilyn Horman looking out over the rural landscape of the tiny town of Lascelles.

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In Rupanyup Russian artist Julia Volchkova painted a monochrome mural on the huge metal grain storage bins, inspired by the local Rupanyup Panthers Football & Netball Club.

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In Sheep Hills you can see the huge mural by Adnate – an internationally renowned artist, famous for his work with Aboriginal communities across Australia.

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Is it a church?

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It is a church when you see it from outside, but it’s really deceiving.

High Pavement Chapel, rebuilt in 1805 and again in 1876 in Gothic Revival style, used as a place of worship for Unitarian Presbyterians in Nottingham until 1982, then converted into the Nottingham Lace Museum, is now the Pitcher & Piano public house and is Grade II listed.

*** Did you know? The East stained glass window was created in 1904 by Morris & Co. to designs by Burne-Jones and JH Dearle.

Demolished cinema

Burnt in 1989, for many years the facade of the Railway Cinema (it was situated near the railway station) remained a beautiful ruin, one of my favourite ones from Bucharest, until a few years ago when it was demolished in order to make place for a financial building or something like that. I took this photo before being demolished and keep it as a reminder of what the city used to be.

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Picasso’s linocut

 

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Still Life Under The Lamp (1962) by Pablo Picasso. Courtesy of the artist’s estate

We might know Picasso as a painter, but he expressed himself in a variety of media, from ceramics to plays.

Picasso began experimenting with linocuts in 1939, but only from the mid 1950’s he fully embraced the technique. Traditionally the method involved cutting separate blocks for each colour, but he developed what we call today the reduction method, a way of cutting and printing from the same block. The method saved him a lot of time, but he had to visualise the whole process before beginning to print, because this method doesn’t allow you to correct the mistakes made during the process.

Kenilworth Castle

Kenilworth is one of England’s most magnificent castles. When walking around the castle’s ruins you can see its magnificence, you can imagine how great it looked with its high ceilings, Gothic windows and the wonderful Elizabethan garden.
First built in the 1120s and a royal castle for most of its history, it was expanded by King John, John of Gaunt and Henry V.
In 1563 Elizabeth I granted it to Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, who converted Kenilworth into a lavish palace.
The castle’s fortifications were dismantled in 1650, and the ruins later became famous thanks in part to Walter Scott’s 1821 romance Kenilworth.

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