The Horsham Silo
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Yangga Dyata (pronounced : Yanga Jarta) – Walking on Country artwork celebrates the life and story of Wotjobaluk warrior – Yanggendyinanyuk, (Yang-gen-jin-a-nook). His name means ‘His Walking Feet’, Wegaia language.
The Yangga Dyata story invites viewers to explore the region’s rich Aboriginal heritage and living culture.
World renowned street artist Sam Bates ‘Smug’ was commissioned to transform Horsham’s silo with the image of Yanggendyinanyuk. His totem, the Black Cockatoo has been painted on the adjacent flour mill.
Yanggendyinanyuk’s story extends accross Wotjobaluk Country and numerous locations within the Wimmera Mallee region. This project was developed in partnership with Horsham Rural City Council, the Silo owners – Mario and Frances Plazzer, Barengi Gadjin Land Council Aboriginal Corporation and Aunty Jennifer Beer, a direct descendant of Yanggendyinanyuk.
For further information on the Silo art trail, please call into The Horsham Visitor Information Centre, located in the Horsham Town Hall.