Local Escapes

Jump In The Car, Queensland Just Scored Some Epic New Silo Art

By Ranyhyn Laine
12th Jun 2020

A large artwork on several silos in the queensland outback

When you think of art, you might think of a framed painting on an art gallery wall, or maybe even a laneway of street art. But what if we told you that there’s a new artwork in Queensland that’s so big, you’ll see it from a mile away?

In Yelarbon, a small town about three and a half hours west of Brisbane, the last dab of paint just went on to a massive mural covering an entire row of grain silos. Named ‘When The Rain Comes’, this huge (and we mean huge) piece of art took over 1000 litres of paint and 400 spray cans to create, reaching heights of 24m and running roughly the size of a football. It’s perfect for long-distance viewing or filling up your feed with the perfect shot. 

Local artist group Brightsiders are the talented spray can-wielding crew behind the massive mural because art this big takes more than one person to finish it. Painted in two stages, work started on it in May this year, with the final touches put on in April. Of course, we were all a little preoccupied in April, but now that in-state travel restrictions have lifted, we say it’s time to head out and pay this enormous, Instagram-worthy piece a visit. 

While you’re out there, you can drive a little bit further to hit the other Queensland stop on the Australian Art Silo Trail, in Thallon. 

Since you're in the car, check out these five other amazing places to visit in Queensland.

Image credit: Brightsiders

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