Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Brim-ful of awesome!

I belong to various photography and caravan/camping groups on FaceBook. Those memberships inspired our visit to the hay sculptures early last year - a splendid outing.

During December and January there had been a number of photos posted, showing the Brim silos being painted. Back then, I had no real idea where Brim was but I was keen to see the silos in real life.

I checked distances recently and while it is possible to travel to Brim as a day-trip (after all we visited IronFest as a very full day's outing in 2012) Erin suffers motion sickness more acutely now, as a side effect of her current medication.

We decided to travel to Brim from our Dadswell cabin (a distance of 113km one way, vs 280km from home).  Our pace was laid-back.

We left later in the morning, stopped for groceries at Horsham and then had a sausage sizzle at Warracknabeal before heading to Brim.  We passed through some lovely countryside and enjoyed the drive.

The silos were awesome!  Just amazing.  I'm so glad we took the time to see them.

Guido van Helten has done other work in Australia and overseas.  I'm hoping we can visit some more of his wonderful portraits.  (Check his website for photos).  There is an excellent short clip of the Brim silo project, here and an ABC article, here.


  1. Great read and what amazing work by Guido!

    1. Thanks, Nammo - he's definitely a clever fellow, eh? I'm looking forward to seeing more of his work when the opportunity presents.