New silo art a drawcard for Rochester

November 11, 2021 BY

Head to Rochester this month to see a third silo being painted by International artist D'vate.

WHO has seen the squirrel glider and the azure kingfisher? Well, there is going to be more to see.

The small town of Rochester in Victoria has announced that International artist D’vate will paint a third silo in their town starting mid November.

D’vate was the artist who in 2018 turned unused GrainCorp silos into a tourist attraction in the middle of Rochester on the Northern Highway.
Rochester is 25 minutes south of Echuca and 45 minutes north of Bendigo.

“It is a must to see D’vate in action! Watching silos get painted is something to be seen,” local Rochester resident Kate Taylor said.

“Spending the time to see him in action, as well as visiting the local cafes and retail shops, the Rochester Sports Museum and the murals throughout town is a wonderful experience.”

D’vate first painted the Rochester silos in 2018.

 

GrainCorp are a major supporter of this initiative and GrainCorp manager, corporate affairs, Jess Simons said: “GrainCorp is proud to work with communities to grow the Australian Silo Art Trail, and the mural at Rochester brings a lot of joy to locals and tourists alike”.

“We can’t wait to see the new addition to the silos and encourage everyone to hit the road when possible, to get out and support our rural communities over summer,” she said.

This Murray–Darling Basin Economic Development Program project received funding from the Australian Government. The local community has raised the remainder of the funds.

There will soon be a new addition alongside the squirrel glider and azure kingfisher.

 

“The existing silo art in Rochester is just stunning, so I’m absolutely thrilled a third silo will feature art from D’Vate,” Nicholls Federal MP Damian Drum said.

“Silo art has proven to be a winner in drawing visitors to regional destinations, including many in the Goulburn Valley, and as we emerge from COVID lockdowns, this project will be a much-needed boost for local businesses.

“Congratulations to everyone involved in making this project a reality – I can’t wait to get over to see the finished product for myself.”

“And we can’t wait to see Mr Drum and all our silo friends from the 15th,” Ms Taylor added.

For more information head to rochester.org.au or visit Rochester Victoria on Facebook and Instagram.

 

 

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