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Bute Silo Art

2022 Winner: Best Rural Art

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What started as a project to stimulate the local economy and increase morale in the small but mighty farming town of Bute has transformed into the community’s brush with fame.

 

This beaut Bute Silo Art at the top of South Australia’s Yorke Peninsula, only a couple of hours from Adelaide, took more than seven years to reach fruition, with the Barunga West Council working with the community.

 

Vibrantly colourful, it showcases the local native plants, birds and agriculture thanks to artist network Juddy Roller and artists Scott Nagy and KrimsOne. And the residents of Bute? With a clear increase in visitors generating much-needed income, residents of Bute have a renewed sense of pride and enthusiasm for their beautiful home.

Bute is a tiny town that typically has thrived on agriculture alone. After years of drought and struggle, residents urged Barunga West Council to look for alternate options.

That same Council has transformed Bute into a welcoming RV stop with a small but highly regarded campground that includes powered sites, water hook-ups, amenities, a nearby laundry, bins and grassy or gravel bases. The campground is across from the silo art.

Where? Access to both the silo viewing area and the campground is off Railway Terrace.

Best viewing times: The silo faces north so anytime is 'beaut, and sunrise when the pinks become vibrant is always a bonus.

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