Quirindi Silo Art – Permanent Projection

Quirindi presents a stunning giant artwork enhanced by animation in the centre of town! Quirindi Silo Art is Australia’s first large scale silo mural with a fully integrated projection mapped animation (where mural and projection are overlaid).  And now Quirindi Silo Art is the winner of an incredible three gongs in the Australian Street Art Awards!!

  • 2023 Best Mega Mural: Quirindi Silo Art Light and Sound Show, Liverpool Plains NSW (Artists: Peter Ryan, Kate Rutter, illuminart)
  • 2023 Best Street Art experience in NSW – Quirindi Silo Art and Light And Sound Show
  • 2023 Best of the Best – handed to the Gold Winner that impressed the judges the most, as determined by the highest cumulative score from all category winners.

Enjoy the glorious painting during the day while meandering along the unique signature paving and beautiful bench seats .  Stay overnight to enjoy the luminous evening animations with the friendly community and other adventurous wanderers.

Months of development, curation and crafting have resulted in a unique representation of the Liverpool Plains, rolling hills, showy crops on fertile soils, Kamilaroi heritage and a light show to bring the silos to life in the evenings courtesy of team illuminart! The cultural stories have been shared with permission of traditional owner Gamilaroi and Ngunnawal man Jason Allan and they are enriching stories from the cultural lore of the Liverpool Plains Gamilaroi poeople. These cultural stories are woven into the visual symbols of the mural and are also developed as animations in the light show. Find the clues to the stories in the mural and enjoy the tales of unique Australian creatures like the swift footed Yiluwindi Blue Bandar.

The show commences at 7.30pm every night, after a 30 minute visual countdown from 7pm. During Daylight Saving the time is adjusted to 8.30pm.

The program runs for approximately 20 minutes and plays a second time after other content.  The countdown is a delightful display that always precedes the starting time. There in an on site PA system to deliver quality audio. The show can also be heard by tuning in to 88.6FM. Times and content are being regularly updated and you can find awesome updates at Facebook page Quirindi Silo Art  on a daily basis.

In the lead up to Christmas 2023 Quirindi Silo Art presented a special Christmas Sound and Light Spectacular with community contributions, a singalong and a wonderful retelling of a famous Christmas classic ‘A Night before Christmas’, with thanks to Rockhampton College Cathedral. Find out all about that program in the Christmas blog.

Follow the Quirindi township’s inspiration and the energy behind this exciting journey to earn a place on the Australian Silo Art Trail : follow Quirindi Silo Art on facebook.


The Silo began as the twinkle in the eye of local Quirindi resident Ian Carter, who rallied the community together to develop the town’s own iconic Silo art landmark.  Working together to apply for grant funding and sponsorship by local businesses (Thank you all!), the committee approached illuminart in 2021 for advice about how to accomplish the specialised projection mapping and permanent automated display they aspired to. Illuminart advised on all aspects of the installation, from selection of the mural artist and the process of design and development of the mural art and projection art integration. The community had input throughout the project. The opportunity for mural artist was advertised in 2022 and 6 artists were shortlisted to provide detailed submissions, and from this list the Western Australian artist, Peter Ryan, and his vibrant design based on community input, were selected.

Artist Peter Ryan commenced painting his mural design onto the Silos in October 2022, assisted by local artist Kate Rutter. The painting process took 2 months and during this period, the illuminart team assisted with detailed projection mapping to calbrate the mural and projection for the future nightly shows. While Peter completed the mural, the illuminart team consultated with Kamilaroi cultural custodian Jason Allen, and gathered community photos. A public test projection for the locals stoked the sparks of inspiration for the community.

Illuminart worked with the Quirindi Silo Art committee, Peter Ryan, local photographer Sally Aldern and the community of Quirindi to create a stunning light show that maps onto the beautiful mural, creating an exciting transformation that looks awesome at night!


The Quirindi community and visitors came together to celebrate local stories in light at an exciting free family event to launch the project on January 27th 2023. Illuminart wove connected stories, cultural content and historical elements together for the event and we are excited about working with the Quirindi community to develop content for the hybrid art attraction into the future.


The town continues to celebrate this wonderful icon with exciting projects like the Rotary pathway, an annual calendar and content sponsorship packages which all help celebrate and generate support that will enhance the project into the future. The committee are developing new content through an ongoing community engagement process and look forward to bringing you fresh content in the months and years ahead. Head to their Facebook page to learn ways to be involved in all these aspects of Quirindi Silo Art.


"So much more than just shining a projector onto a Silo!" ~ Quirindi Silo Art Committee