New WA emblems decorate art trail
The latest instalment of the FORM Public Silo Trail murals shows native Western Australian wildlife sky-high in Newdegate.
Perth artist Brenton See translated the region’s western bearded lizard, mallee fowl, thigh spotted tree frog and red-tailed phascogale over three of the four silos at the CBH site.
FORM’s Executive Director Lynda Dorrington said the latest destination was site-specific to Newdegate and featured an emblematic depiction of the region through animals.
“One mural features a local resident, the western bearded dragon, namesake of the nearby Dragon Rocks Nature Reserve, home to many species of plant and mammals,” Ms Dorrington said.
“Another local, a wheatbelt marsupial, features in the next mural.
“The red-tailed phascogale is only 10cm long, yet can jump an incredible 20 times its own length.”
“On the neighbouring panel, Brenton has painted the profile of a mallee fowl, the bird symbol of the Wheatbelt and a salmon gum.
The fourth mural is an emblematic depiction of the region.
The artwork was completed over 13 days. The Pingrup silos are the next and final destination on the trail.
The Newdegate murals are the latest artworks to join the FORM Public Silo Trail.