The Goorambat Silo was the second Silo in the North East of Victoria to be completed and the 16th in the Australian Silo Art Trail. It was painted by Jimmy D’Vate and completed in March 13, 2018.
The Goorambat singular tall silo portrays a Barking Owl named Milli, who lives at the Healesville Sanctuary in Badger Creek, Victoria.
The Barking Owl is now considered to be an endangered species, there is said to be only 50 breeding pairs currently living in the wild. A mural such as this on such a grand scale will now hopefully bring to light to the public the current struggle and peril and plight of this magnificent bird.
The artist D’Vate had a friend take over 300 photos of Milli in a bid to get the right image for the silo. They were looking for a dynamic pose and once you see this silo, you will agree that they achieved just that.
The short silo is of a rural scene acknowledging the farming landscape and the bush of the area.
D’Vate used 150 litres of acrylic paint and about 170 tins of spray paint on the two Goorambat Silos. It took just over 17 days of up to 12 hours work per day.