Lonely Planet Writer

Giant mural draws visitors to remote Australian town

Travellers are driving from as far away as Brisbane in Australia to see a giant mural on disused wheat silos in the tiny town of Brim in Victoria’s Wimmera region.

Artist Guido van Helten in Adelaide Australia.
Artist Guido van Helten in Adelaide Australia. Image by Michael Coghlan / CC BY-SA 2.0

Artist Guido van Helten has put the final touches on his 30-metre high portrait of four farmers in 40+ degree heat over the last few weeks. Locals say it’s the biggest thing to happen in the drought-stricken town of 100 people in a long time. Van Helten has done giant portraits before in Ukraine, Norway, Italy, Denmark and Iceland. Read more: theage.com.au