Art in unexpected places

WA's world-class silo trail is a truly public art gallery

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GRAND SCALE: These painted silos in Albany are part of the WA PUBLIC silo trail. Photo by Bewley Shaylor.

GRAND SCALE: These painted silos in Albany are part of the WA PUBLIC silo trail. Photo by Bewley Shaylor.

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Thousands of visitors attracted to WA's rural heartland for silo art trail.

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A recently completed 1000km silo art trail spanning Western Australia's agricultural heartland is attracting thousands of visitors

The PUBLIC Silo Trail by cultural organisation FORM in partnership with the State's largest grain handler CBH Group, has become Western Australia's largest outdoor art gallery and is set to become one of the State’s iconic drive trails.

The trail, taking in silos in Albany, Ravensthorpe, Newdegate, Pingrup, Katanning, Merredin and Northam, took seven artists a total of 92 days to paint. They used more than 1,700L of paint over a three year period to transform Western Australia's rural heartland into an open 'truly public' art gallery.

It's a trail that truly celebrates the distinctiveness of the regions through unique and world class mural art.

With the physical painting of the silos complete, attention has now turned to the promotion of the PUBLIC Silo Trail through a dedicated and informative website, interpretive signage at each site, as well as a suite of brochures and marketing collateral that will be made available at Visitor Centres and Community Resource Centres.

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