May 16th, 2018

Celebrating rural Australia in a modern art! Four original stamps presented by Australia Post


Recently Australian rural communities have been adorned with the spectacular large-scale artworks painted on grain silos. Just four of these monumental murals appeared on a new stamp issue by Australia Post. These incredible painted silos have become landmarks in their own right, attracting increasing numbers of visitors and transforming the Australian rural areas in one of the most popular tourist destinations. invites our readers to appreciate this exquisite philatelic release!

Designed by Janet Boschen this stamp issue features photographs of four painted silos in rural Australia. The first stamp features an artwork by Guido van Helten. He created the first of the six silo projects that was painted at Brim. This bright mural depicts four Brim farmers, in early 2016.

The second stamp features Queensland’s first silo murals, in the South West town of Thallon. This artwork was created in 2017 by Brisbane artists Drapl and The Zookeeper. This bright canvas has brought new life to the town, enticing visitors to spend time in the area.

The third stamp depicts the silos at Ravensthorpe in the southern Goldfields–Esperance region. This is one of Australia’s largest murals that was created by Dutch artist Amok Island. The mural entitled ‘Six stages of Banksia baxteri’ took 31 days to paint.

The last item in this issue contains the image of Weethalle Silo. This artwork was completed by Melbourne artist Heesco Khosnaran. A beautiful mural celebrates the town’s agricultural history and depicts a shearer and a wheat farmer.


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