This winter I have decided to visit public art sites in Victoria, N.S.W. and Queensland. The sites will include street art, silos and water towers. I started of today in Benalla where there have been street art competitions since 2016, so there is a lot of street art, lots of it very good.
One problem is that quite a few of the sites, while great for painting and viewing, they are in difficult spots to get a good photo, but I tried. Most of the art is around the city centre so I walked around several streets and then moved the car to a new area and walked that area. It took me a couple of hours to cover most of the art, by which time I needed sustenance and a Kebab shop magically appeared. Once you get the idea that you want a Kebab you must have one, so I did. I didn’t need any dinner!
On the way to Benalla I visited Tatong where a tavern had reportedly been painted up. While the tavern was quaint it certainly was not public art.
There was a 2000 litre tank painted with a scene and a large billboard painted as well. Not the best start, but the side trip was not too far off a direct track.
I enjoyed the walk around Benalla looking at the Wall Art and here are some of the images I captured:
The following images were on various toilet blocks around Benalla:
Benalla is known as the “Rose” City because there are over 1000 rose bushes in the botanic gardens.
The skate park had a couple of paintings in a very scenic setting:
Another couple from around town:
Finally a couple of images from the carpark under the Benalla Library:
There are heaps more but these are the ones I liked best, so it is definitely worth a visit to Benalla. I will be doing the nearby Silo Art tomorrow.