Ru­pa­nyup’s turn for taste of silo art

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The east Wim­mera town­ship of Ru­pa­nyup is primed to take a pro­found step into the in­ter­na­tional world of art when it pro­vides the next in­stall­ment for Yar­ri­ambi­ack Shire’s Silo Art Trail.

With huge mu­rals on si­los at Brim, Patchewol­lock and Sheep Hills al­ready gen­er­at­ing a mas­sive world­wide fol­low­ing, a grain silo op­er­ated by Wim­mera Grain Com­pany at Ru­pa­nyup is the next in line.

Rus­sian artist Ju­lia Volchkova has the job of trans­form­ing the silo into a land­scape-scale work of art and hopes to start work in March.

Project lead­ers also hope sim­i­lar projects at Las­celles and Rose­bery will be com­pleted by the first half of the year, fi­nal­is­ing what some in the arts fra­ter­nity are call­ing the largest gallery on the planet.

An­other in­ter­na­tional artist Rone, aka Mel­bourne artist Ty­rone Wright, is con­firmed for a Las­celles silo project and project lead­ers have yet to an­nounce the fi­nal artist for Rose­bery.

The plan is for a huge in­ter­na­tional launch for the project in mid June.

Volchkova, from Siberia, had a pro­fes­sional and clas­si­cal artis­tic ed­u­ca­tion be­fore ex­plor­ing street art and work­ing on projects around the world.

Gain­ing in­flu­ence and in­spi­ra­tion from the likes of masters such as Michelan­gelo and Repin, her paint­ings re­flect her de­sire to paint faces and bod­ies.

Rone grew up in Gee­long and his work draws on ev­ery­thing from street art and skate­board cul­ture to video games and fash­ion.

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