Seeing as I had a few days spare camped by the billabong at Camooweal I thought I’d create a Google map of Festivals and Events throughout Australia. So now we have it! The map can be sorted by any month so that it’s not overwhelming and easier to see what’s on in your area at a particular time. Click on a month, then click on the map to see an event or expand the different categories on the LHS for an alphabetical list of events. Here’s the link: http://wot2do.org/festival-map/ Of course, it’s still easier to use the search facility on […]
I have compiled a Google map showing the Silo Art and Water Tower murals which can be accessed via the website or the Facebook page. This map is in addition to the Google map of Op Shops around Australia which I released last year. I’ve recently updated the Op Shops to include those I’ve come across in my travels down the coast of WA. I’m always constantly updating the festivals around Australia as I hear about them as well. I will still be updating the Silo Art listing (and water towers) as new ones come to hand, but I have […]
You can now see all the op shops in Australia (what I’ve found anyway) on a Google Map. Go to the Home Page/Op Shops/Op Shop Map to find the map, or go to my Facebook page www.facebook.com/wot2do.au for the link. You can view individual states or territories, a combination of any, or the lot. Just tick the ones required. The op shops are colour coded and are listed in order of popularity for each organisation. The list, sorted alphabetically, can be expanded by clicking on the down arrow, otherwise you can just zoom into the map to find a store. […]
During an extended stopover in Broome I found time to rehash the website, specifically the Festivals and Events page. A few people had asked for a search facility for individual events, so now there is that option. You can now enter the name in the search box and if it’s in the database the event will show up. The facility does use predictive text, so sometimes there may be more than one event that contains part of the event name. Eg. If you type in’ Noosa’ you will get quite a few selections. Just pick the one you want and […]
Just in time for ANZAC Day, a 20m high mural has been painted on silos at Devenish, Victoria by Cam Scale depicting two women 100 years apart; a WWI nurse and a modern-day army medic. Check this and the latest at Tumby Bay, SA on my website wot2do.org/siloart
It seems the silo art is moving in leaps and bounds. Over the last few months work has commenced, or been completed on silos at Albany (WA), Goorambat (Vic) and Tumby Bay (SA), with new murals on buildings at Benalla for the Wall to Wall Festival held last month. There seems to be a difference of opinion on the theme for the one at Albany. It seems the choice of a ruby sea-dragon is not that popular!
For those who have the time and spare data, I have added some video links of silo art to the website. Some of the drone shots are spectacular. Go to Silo Art Videos The list is in no particular order, but the location and duration are shown to help you choose…
Another great Woodford Folk Festival. The aggregate attendance was down from 132,000 to 110,000 which was so much better. The camping was more spaced out. The weather was great. And the site was left clean and tidy. Says a lot about the happy, relaxed, considerate crowd that go there.
Silo art is emerging as the new tourist attraction across Australia, with silo art trails in Victoria and Western Australia, plus other locations in SA and NSW. My latest project, and the last for this year, is to provide a listing of silo art locations that I am aware of. Although the main emphasis here is on silo art, there are other murals across Australia, painted on buildings, water towers and water tanks that are worthy of attention. I have therefore added some of those as well. If you know of anything that isn’t on the list, let me know […]
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