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.

 

 

2 Comments on Benalla Street Art

  1. Rhonda says:

    Hey Russ
    What a lovely theme you have picked for your travels this year. If the rest if the art is up to this standard, it will be very rewarding indeed. Well only 3 more sleeps until we are off for 10 weeks and cant wait to see our boy again.
    Will look forward as always to following all of your travels via the blog.
    Much love and safe travels
    Rhon xx

  2. Russ says:

    Hi Rhon
    I am looking forward to the rest of the trip and I have organised meeting Tris and Dave along the way so that will be good. Barry tells me that your birthday will be while you are with Shaun so that will be a very happy birthday for you. He does seem to be very happy with his lot from his Facebook posts, so that’s good. I hope you have a great and safe trip that is all you expect it to be. Lots of love Russ xx

Leave a Reply