Rosebery silo painting starts

THE LATEST silo art mural is coming to life at Rosebery.

Melbourne street artist Katie Kaff-eine has started painting the final silo in Yarriambiack Shire’s Silo Art Trail. Previous silos have been painted at Brim, Sheep Hills, Patchewollock, and Rupanyup.

So far, Kaff-eine has painted a man with a horse on one silo, while the image of a woman is starting to take shape on the second silo.

She said she wanted to paint an image with people and animals.

“I want to display the relationship between us and the land,” she said.

While other silo artists used photos to help with their murals, Kaff-eine drew her designs on paper before she started.

She said she also wanted to use colour.

“The Rosebery silos are sandwiched between Brim and Patchewollock, which are both monotone, so I wanted to put a little bit of colour in mine,” she said. 

Kaff-eine started painting the silos last month.

She has also painted a mural in a shop window at Hopetoun.