Renowned Melbourne Street Artist “Rone” has painted the images of a local couple Geoff and Merrilyn Horman on the silos at Lascelles in the Wimmera-Mallee Victoria.
The town has a population of only just 48 people on a good day, but Rone selected the Hormans above all others. They are a humble couple, who are both wise and knowing and who have nurtured the town with their vast farming experience and longstanding connection to the area.
Their family has lived in the area for four generations. Geoff and Merrilyn were both born in the district and then married later in Lascelles in 1967. Together with their two sons and now their families also, they have continued the family tradition of wheat farming and strong community involvement.
In mid 2017 Rone worked for two weeks to transform these two 1939 GrainCorp silos which now portray Geoff and Merrilyn looking over their hometown forever.
They are the eighth silo in the Australian Silo Art Trail