Victoria’s Silo Art Trail needs little to no introduction. Australia’s largest outdoor art gallery is a destination for not only Victorians, but tourists to the state from around Australia and overseas.
Grampians Tourism today unveiled the newest piece of art on the trail in St Arnaud, painted by local artist Kyle Torney.
Torney spent around 800 hours creating the artwork—named ‘Hope’—which depicts the gold mining history of St Arnaud.
The mural was partially funded by St Arnaud ArtSpace and Northern Grampians Shire Council.
“The Silo Art Trail is a popular attraction with visitors to the area. With the creation of this new artwork visitors can start the tour at St Arnaud and will help grow tourism to the local town. Mr Torney is an exceptionally talented artist and a real advocate for tourism to the area, we feel very lucky to have his work in our region.” said CEO of Grampians Tourism, Marc Sleeman.
Kyle Torney, the artist, is a sixth-generation resident of St Arnaud. His work focusses heavily on people telling their story through his ‘narrative portraiture’.
You can find more of Kyle’s murals throughout St Arnaud.
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Image credit: Visit Grampians