Pin­grup mu­ral winds up silo art trail

Great Southern Herald - - News - Jes­sica Cuth­bert

The PUB­LIC Silo Trail has trans­formed six re­gional grain silo sites into stun­ning large scale mu­rals.

The move­ment be­gan in 2015 when Lon­don artist Ph­legm and HENSE gath­ered their paint­ing sup­plies and headed to Northam where they painted across eight huge CBH si­los.

These tow­er­ing agri­cul­tural land­marks from Northam to Al­bany have cre­ated so­cial buzz and com­mu­nity ex­cite­ment and now af­ter three years and thou­sands of litres of paint, the sixth and fi­nal mu­ral was painted in Pin­grup.

The Pin­grup si­los be­gan their trans­for­ma­tion when Mi­amibased artist Evoca1 turned his hand to one of his big­gest can­vases yet in the small South West town.

Evoca1 said he was hon­oured to have been in­vited to create the fi­nal mu­ral in the PUB­LIC Silo Trail in Pin­grup.

“The in­spi­ra­tion in this re­gional com­mu­nity is abun­dant, es­pe­cially reading about the peo­ple them­selves, who so proudly con­tinue gen­er­a­tions of re­silience in farm­ing,” he said. “This PUB­LIC Silo Trail will surely leave a large foot­print in the his­tory and fu­ture of such com­mu­ni­ties and it is truly ex­cit­ing to be a part of it.”

FORM’s ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Lynda Dor­ring­ton said the PUB­LIC Silo Trail was about tak­ing art out of gal­leries and mak­ing it more ac­ces­si­ble.

“This is art that tells a story about a peo­ple or a place, whether it’s the bud­ding cy­cle of Raven­sthorpe’s wild­flow­ers or the beau­ti­ful species of sead­ragon found only off the coast in Al­bany,” she said.

“It’s a trail that in­vites peo­ple to ex­plore their State, by putting art in un­ex­pected places, and us­ing cre­ativ­ity to cel­e­brate the agri­cul­tural as­sets that form the back­bone of our econ­omy.”

His de­sign, a jockey, a farmer with lambs and a kelpie on a trac­tor, like the other mu­rals de­picts the cul­ture of the town where it is lo­cated.

To ex­plore the trail visit https:// www.public­silo­

Artist Evoc a1 with the Pin­grup mu­ral.

The sixth and fi­nal mu­ral a jockey, a farmer with lambs and a kelpie on a trac­tor. Pic­ture: Bew­ley Shay­lor

Stu­dents from Pin­grup Pri­mary School loved the de­sign.

The fi­nal mu­ral in the silo art trail.

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