The Dimboola Courier received confirmation after this article was published that the Arkona Silo artwork is now complete.

Artist Smug’s colourful piece celebrates the memory of the "unofficial Mayor of Arkona", Roley Klinge.

Our original article appears below.

Work is well underway on transforming the Arkona silo into the latest addition to the Wimmera’s Silo Art Trail.

Internationally renowned street artist Smug, also known as Sam Bates, was selected to paint a mural on the west side of the silo complex which consists of a concrete Geelong Type silo and an Ascom annex bin of steel construction, and it features a unique twist on a tennis theme.

Smug’s career has seen him invited to some of the biggest street art festivals throughout the world, and he is an Australian street art icon on a global level with over 200,000 social media followers.

There are also plans for Smug to do a related mural in Dimboola, creating a link between the silo art and the Dimboola township.

This is the second silo in the Hindmarsh Shire to be adorned with a mural, joining the one at Albacutya, ten kilometres north of Rainbow, that was completed in May last year and recently featured in a Silo Art Trail promotion in Melbourne’s Fed Square.

Llew Schilling’s Silo in Rainbow is also set to become a unique attraction unlike any of the other example silos art, with its flat external wall to be used as a canvas for projected images, a large internal mural, and a viewing tower on top of the structure.

Below - Painting detail on the Ascom bin.