"We wanted to create a legacy for the town of Grenfell and acknowledge the many years of support and loyalty our community have given us – the community in which we have been able to grow and succeed."
Built in 1925, Grenfell Commodities silos are a part of Grenfell's grain history. With the ability to hold 23,700 tonnes of grain, the silos are still operational today with grain delivered at harvest each year.
Inspired by the artwork on the Weethalle Silos, in 2018, Grenfell Commodities privately commissioned Melbourne-based, and widely celebrated muralist Heesco to transform the four silos into a canvas which reflected the contemporary farming industry and rural landscape of the Weddin Shire.
What was completed was a beautiful masterpiece, with the Grenfell Commodities Silo now the 26th site in what has become known as the Silo Art Trail.
The artwork is an adaptation of photographs taken by local renowned photographer Denise Yates with the bird species supplied by local ornithophile Jenn Graham.
The artwork took over five weeks to complete and undertaken entirely by hand with Heesco using a knuckle lift to elevate him to the 30 metre high working surface. Over five weeks, 800 cans of spray paint and 130 litres of acrylic paint went into mural. The Grenfell Silos is Heesco’s largest work to date.
We wanted to create a legacy for the town of Grenfell and acknowledge the many years of support and loyalty our community have given us – the community in which we have been able to grow and succeed.
Our silo art is located on the corner of West Street and South Street, Grenfell and is accessible 7 days a week.