Recently an new challenge was introduced to the IBA ride list specifically around the phenomenon that has arisen out of small towns painting their grain silos (and also water towers). The Australian Silo Art Trail Series.
There are four levels to the challenge –
- Insanity – visit all painted silos within 10 days
- Gold – visit all painted silos in four connected states within five days.
- Silver – visit all painted silos in three connected states within three days.
- Bronze – visit 45 painted silos (no time restriction).
These are an amazing depiction of communities and add colour and character to the landscape. I was already going out of my way to find and photograph them with my bike as I love them. I plan on working towards the bronze as I am already out there photographing them.
Below are all the painted grain silos I have visited on my bike, most were before the IBA challenge was announced so as I re-visit sites I will update the photos with a version with my IBA flag.
Current tally – 25
New South Wales
Silo Art Locations
Locations of all current silo art installations in Australia. The green pinned locations are locations I have visited and photographed with my motorcycle.
Modified map from Australian Silo Art website