The Silver City Mint and Art Centre is an iconic tourism attraction next to housing the ‘Big Picture’. There is exquisite silver jewellery crafted in Broken Hill, a wide range of artworks for purchase, and chocolates or fudge to entice your taste buds. The Silver City Mint and Art Centre offers a huge collection of art from local and interstate artists.
Many artists can be paralysed by that moment when they stare at a blank canvas – imagine the overwhelming feeling of facing a blank canvas measuring almost 100 metres long and 12 metres at its highest point! Peter Anderson had a vision and was able to take that first brush stroke and a million more to finish 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!