Silver City Mint and Art Centre

Overview

An art gallery, silversmiths and chocolate factory all rolled into one, the Silver City Mint & Art Centre has a lot going for it. The headline attraction of this Broken Hill hub is The Big Picture, a…

An art gallery, silversmiths and chocolate factory all rolled into one, the Silver City Mint & Art Centre has a lot going for it. The headline attraction of this Broken Hill hub is The Big Picture, a work of art that’s a staggering 100m long, and up to 12m high, featuring 100,000 saltbushes, 20,000 trees, 20,000 small stones, 1,000 large stones, 3,000 clouds, 1,500 hills and 12 sculptures. It’s the work of a local, Peter Anderson (Ando), and is said to be the world’s largest acrylic painting on canvas by a single artist.

If the thought of painting something that big makes you hungry (or even if it doesn’t), call in on the Chocolate Factory for some fudge and truffles, before heading to the jewellery section to peruse a selection of elegant silver jewellery made in Broken Hill. You might even see the silversmith in action.

Disabled access available, contact operator for details.

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