Viterra’s Bute silos decorated with artwork

Artwork on Viterra’s Bute silos in the mid north has reached completion as the twelfth silo art project on Viterra silos across South Australia. 

The artwork by Scott Nagy and Krimsone features a young woman, representing women in country areas, along with Bute’s historical railway station, local orchids, a Rainbow Bee-eater bird and a Blue Wren. The mural came about based on council and community consultation that found that the town’s priorities for the project was lots of colour and elements of local agriculture, flora and fauna.

Viterra congratulates the Barunga West Council and community on the project and the artwork which is a great success.

Viterra makes significant contributions each year to the regional communities where it operates, and its employees and customers live and work. Viterra is pleased to provide its silos as a blank canvas for silo art, and works with local councils and communities during each project, ensuring the silo artwork positively contributes to the town and can be enjoyed by locals and visitors alike for years to come. Many silo art projects depict historical and local elements of the towns they are based in, and have the added benefit of attracting additional tourists to the town.

Other recent silo art projects include Eudunda in the upper north which was completed late last year with a tribute to two local authors and their books about South Australia. Created by Sam Brooks, the Eudunda silos show Colin Thiele’s book Sun on the Stubble about a German immigrant family in the 1930s, and Ngadjuri, a book by Fred Warrior, written about Indigenous Australians from the region.

Also completed last year was Owen’s silo art titled, ‘wheat bags to sand bags’. The Anzac themed mural depicts the journey of young farmers to Gallipoli and France from the agricultural district during World War One.

Other silos include Kimba, Tumby Bay and Cowell through the Eyre Peninsula, illuminated artwork at Quorn, along with Wirrabara and Farrell Flat through the mid and upper northern areas, and Waikerie, Karoonda, and Coonalpyn in the Murray Mallee.

Photo courtesy of Scott Nagy.