The Victorian Government has announced an investment to upgrade the Wimmera Mallee Silo Art Trail which will include significant works at Llew Schillings Silo in Rainbow.

Hindmarsh Shire Council has been working closely with Llew Schilling and Visit Victoria over the previous two years to develop plans to create a silo art experience unlike anything seen before.

The flat front wall, unique to this silo, will be utilised for projections and there are further plans to allow members of the public to enter the silo to view an internal mural.

This will allow visitors to see the inside of a silo, plus provide access to the planned viewing platform at the top giving commanding views over Rainbow and the Wimmera Mallee landscape.

Hindmarsh Shire Council CEO, Greg Wood said “Council is excited about this announcement of significant funding for tourism infrastructure in Rainbow.

“This project launches a new and unique aspect to the Silo Art Trail and, combined with the Albacutya Silo Art soon to be installed, will make Rainbow a centrepiece of the silo art touring route”.

Since its inception, the Silo Art Trail has shown continued significant benefits to the visitor economy of small rural towns across the region. Wimmera Mallee Tourism has been advocating for extending the Silo Art Trail for some years, and the Hindmarsh Shire instalments begin the tourist route link from the original Yarriambiack silo art through to the silos recently completed in West Wimmera Shire.

The Albacutya silo, 10 kilometres north of Rainbow, is also set to join the Silo Art Trail.