Image credit: Town Centres Project KI
The latest addition to South Australia’s silo art series is now complete, with a giant kangaroo appearing on a Kingscote silo.
Standing at 25 metres tall, the mural has already become Kangaroo Island’s newest tourist attraction, captivate tourists with the beautiful portrayal of the Kangaroo Island wildlife.
The mural has been created by the artists Cam Scale and Andrew Davis. The first side features a kangaroo and her joey, while two of the Island’s endangered glossy black cockatoos – one perched on a tree branch and the other mid-flight – occupies the other.
The mural is part of the Advance Kingscote Progress Association’s wider ‘Igniting Kingscote through Art’ project, which has seen a variety of other murals painted around the town. So far, there are five other small artworks around Kingscote to go and check out!
The project is hoped to increase visitor numbers and stimulate local economies as the community continues to recover from the 2020 bushfires that devastated the Island.
Tourist attractions like the newly completed silos are created for the purpose of increasing business opportunities while maintaining local heritage.
So, if you find yourself on Kangaroo Island, take it as an opportunity to visit the kangaroo silo art and the local businesses around it.
You can find the silos just off the Playford Highway in Kingscote.
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If you’re a lover of South Australia’s growing silo art collection, check out our guide here.