Karoonda Art & Sculpture Trail

Follow the Karoonda Art & Sculpture Trail to discover and learn about the different art pieces and sculptures in the town.

Each location has a QR code that can be scanned to find out more about the piece and the meaning and creativity behind it.

Click here to view the Art & Sculpture Trail map.

1. Geo-Facts 1-4 (YKB) by Tom Borgas

Location: Kulkawurra Road, Karoonda (just over the train line)

Drawing inspiration from the geological aspects of the region, this installation was born from the creative ideas and influence of the Karoonda Youth Action Committee along with
talented sculptor artist Tom Borgas.

With the famous Karoonda Meteorite providing motivation for the artwork, Geo-Facts 1-4 (YKB) is a collection of 4 sculptured rocks, with the famous Karoonda Meteorite also providing inspiration for the piece. With a lot of Tom’s work incorporating bright colours and bold graphics and with a keen interest in digital things, Tom mixed this part of his art practise with the conversations he had with the youth during the design process to create what you see today.

Karoonda Shuffle by Gary Duncan

Location: Railway Terrace, Karoonda

Walk, run or drive past this impressive installation to see the optical illusion of movement - or “shuffling”.

Erected on six old silo pads as a tribute to the Mallee district’s significant grain industry, together they represent the six months (or so) of the grain growing season - from seeding to harvest.

3. “Where is he?” by Mallee Boy Art

Location: Railway Terrace, Karoonda

This poignant piece is a tribute to the hard working women of the land, capturing the struggle of rural farming families and honours their resilience and persistence.

Crafted over 320 hours using 11kg of welding wire to construct, the sculpture also features hidden words that the artist created as a visual representation behind his work.
Can you find them all?

4. Karoonda Day & Night Silos by Heesco, Illuminart & DCKEM

The Karoonda Silo Art combines a unique mix of large-scale mural for daytime viewing with colourful art projections that bring the giant grain silos to life at night.

Created by renowned Australian street artist Heesco, the painted mural celebrates
Karoonda’s rural lifestyle.

By night, an ever-changing display of art from South Australian artists lights up the main street attraction.