Goroke, Geoffrey Carran
About the work
Artist Geoffrey Carran was heavily inspired by the birdlife in West Wimmera Shire when creating the Goroke silo art. The word Goroke is the local Aboriginal word for magpie, so the native bird was a great fit for the design. Geoffrey then expanded the idea to include other native birds, including a kookaburra and galah. His love of birds has meant they are a regular subject of his artwork.
The silo art was completed in late 2020, and the design is a tribute to the vibrant birdlife in the area. The three birds are depicted in front of a rural landscape, typical of the West Wimmera region. The artwork took about seven weeks to complete and both the kookaburra and magpie are more than 10 metres high.