A new addition to the Silo Art Trail is the impressive Picola Silo Art. The artwork was completed by artist Jimmy D’Vate in December 2020. The detail and the colors of the Parrot are incredible, along with the backdrop of the Barmah National Park. It blows my mind how they create such life like pieces of art on such a huge cylinder surface.
Whilst we admired the artwork there were many tourists stopping to admire the awesome piece of art. It wasn’t long until fellow tourists were happily chatting about the artwork and trying to locate the hidden hook in the painting. Jimmy D’Vate included a hidden hook to represent some of the history of Picola. Back in the day Picola was known as “the hook” as Picola was situated at the end of the train line.
The Picola Silos are privately owned and are still in use. There is plenty of space to park and view the lifelike painting. There are plans to paint the concrete silos directly behind the painted silo once funding has been raised.
There are so many attractions nearby. It is incredible how many attractions are in regional Victoria. North East Victoria itself has so much to offer. From silo art trails, street art, historical places like Whroo where you can see the old Balaclava Mine, historical towns of Rushworth and Murchison, the historical Kirwans Bridge. If you want a rest from sight seeing why not head to Greens Lake Corop to take your Jet Ski or Kayak out. There are so many places to simply go relax and enjoy water sports as you camp nearby. If you haven’t visited Echuca, then it’s well worth the visit and take a ride on a Paddle Steam Boat or why not grab a few friends or family members to hire a house boat. Click on the below links to find out more about some of the nearby places to explore:
- Barmah National Park, Victoria, Australia
- Barmah Punt, Victoria, Australia
- Redesdale Water Tank Art, Victoria, Australia
- Kyabram Water Tank Art, Victoria, Australia
- Silo Art Trail, North East Victoria
- Tongala Street Art, Victoria, Australia
- Echuca, Victoria
- Waranga Dam, Whroo, Victoria
- Balaclava Mine, Whroo, Victoria
- Murchison, Victoria
- Kirwans Bridge, Victoria
- Rushworth, Victoria
Picola Silo Art Location
The Picola Silo Art is located at 25 Moran Street, Picola, Victoria, Australia.
- Approx. 240km, 2hrs 45 mins from Melbourne CBD (with tolls)
Whether you have followed the silo art trails or stumbled upon silo artwork, water tank art or street art we’d love to hear about your experiences. Perhaps you have a suggestion where we should explore.