New WA em­blems dec­o­rate art trail

Albany Extra - - News - Shan­non Smith

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.

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