You can easily lose track of time in this treasure trove of creativity where you’ll spy something new in every corner. The Silver City Mint and Art Centre Is an eclectic mix of artistic talent, big and small in the heart of Broken Hill. From spectacular outback art to locally sourced gourmet chocolate to unique silver jewellery and Australian opals you’ll be happy you made time to experience this Broken Hill gem.
The Big Picture
Local artist Peter Anderson (Ando) had a vision to paint 100,000 saltbush, 20,000 trees, 20,000 small stones, 1000 large stones, 3000 clouds, 1500 hills and the 12 sculptures which comprise ‘The Big Picture’, the World's Largest Acrylic Painting on Canvas by a single artist.
Opened to the public in 2001, Ando's Big Picture quickly became Broken Hill's number one tourist attraction! Spectators say they experience the sensation of 'walking into a painting' while having the impression of being in the actual Outback.
Chocolate & Fudge
The Silver City Mint and Art Centre houses an iconic 'Chocolate Factory' which creates a delectable range of confectionary known to tempt chocolate connoisseurs from around the world.
For a unique souvenir of your outback experience, discover exquisite handmade, elegant silver jewellery handcrafted in Broken Hill. You can even watch the on-site Silversmith expertly create a memorable masterpiece right before your eyes.
Alternatively, how about a unique Australian sculpture inspired by the outback and expertly crafted in a variety of locally sourced metals by local artists.