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Australian Silo Art Trail

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Version No. 1.0


Date last revised: July 8, 2022


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The Australian Silo Art Trail stretches over 8,500km beginning in Northam WA and ending in Three Moon Qld. As of July 2022 there are currently 52 silo art locations in the Australian Silo Art Trail with many more yet to come.

Background:
The very first silo art mural was a pilot project in March 2015 by a cultural non-profit called FORM who wanted to bring art to rural communities. Together with the CBH grain handler two internationally renowned street artists Phlegm & HENSE were engaged to paint the grain silos in Northam, in Western Australia’s Wheatbelt.
It was such a great hit that a full trail of 6 silos were planned. The Public Silo Trail of Western Australia was a three year project that brought this permanent, open-air, truly PUBLIC ‘gallery’ linking rural and coastal towns across Western Australia’s southern regions. A game changer for bringing renewed emphasis to the positive perceptions of the regions, their people and industries, and the unique canvas they provide.

In Victoria’s Wimmera Mallee region, a similar idea was conceived in 2016 after the success of the first silo artwork in Brim. What started as a small community project by the Brim Active Community Group, GrainCorp, Juddy Roller and artist, Guido van Helten resulted in widespread international media attention. The Wimmera Mallee Silo Art Trail was created as a partnership between Yarriambiack Shire Council, international street art agency Juddy Roller, Victorian Government, Australian Government and GrainCorp, who donated the silos as canvases for the artists’ work. This project saw a team of renowned artists from Australia and across the world visit the region, meet the locals and transform each grain silo into an epic work of art; each one telling a unique story about the host town.

Soon, many other regional towns across the country were angling for their own silo to be beautified, and for the visitors and rural revitalisation it would bring.
IBA Australia has developed a new series of rides that will complement the Australia Lighthouse Series and allow more of our members both here and around the world to participate in a photo collection qualification ride.
 
REFERENCE SITE FOR Australian Silo Art Trail
https://www.australiansiloarttrail.com/siloart



Documentation:  See here.

Verification Fee:  $55

Definitions


DBR - Dated Business Receipt

A DBR is a machine generated receipt with the date, time and LOCATION on it.  Check it - do not assume it is correct.  A receipt with an incorrect time/date/location is worthless.  Check and re-check.

        Requirements

The object of the IBA Australia – Australian Silo Art Trail is to take some time to ride and visit the Silo Art Trail.

o   Primary documentation is by photo with:

  Dated Business Receipt (DBR) showing you were in the area at that time, and

  A photograph with your IBA Australia ride flag and bike in front of the silo

o   You may start and finish anytime you want.

o   Photographs of silos are to be taken in the daytime only except for those that are a light show or those that are illuminated by artificial light at night.

o   There are time limits for different award levels (described below)

  INSANITY; visit all 52+ silos (there are some mobile ones) in one continuous ride not to exceed ten days.

  GOLD; visit all silos in four connected states in one continuous ride, not to exceed five days.

  SILVER; visit all silos in three connected states in one continuous ride, not to exceed three days

  BRONZE - visit 45 silos - no time limit.


You may take any route you like.

Your official time is determined by the starting and ending receipts.  PLEASE check these documents and make sure the clock and date is correct!

Spotwalla.com is required.

Remember it is YOUR responsibility to prove you visited all  required stops.

 

Please read in conjunction with the  Saddlesore Series of rides .

Merchandise:

There is no additional merchandise for this ride.

 

This is a certificate ride only.