En route to central Australia this week, crossing the south Australian border, we passed by the now famous Coonalpyn Silos, and they literally stopped us in our tracks!
The Border Chronicle writes:
'The silo’s at Coonalpyn are the talk of the town as the 30 metre high painting on the Dukes Highway is now complete.
Tatiara residents taking a drive in the last few months would have seen the art in progress that has been going on since February 1, and as of today it is finished and ready for visitors to see.
The mural is of five children between the ages of 5-9 who attend school at Coonalpyn that has a total of 38 students.
The Coorong Council arranged to have their silos turned into a sky high work of art in July last year to stop travelers on the highway in the small town of around 200 people that now has a unique tourism opportunity and an established sense of civic pride in the community.
The Creating Coonalpyn project invested $85,000 in the creation of the mural, bringing in world renowned artist Guido van Helto to create the piece.'