The landscape becomes the art in bush town
SOME artists paint landscapes. Heesco Khosnaran painted the landscape. His canvas is a grain silo near the central western NSW town of Weethalle and his frame the wide, open sky. It’s NSW’s first in a growing trend of artwork painted over old structures in bush towns. The piece was commissioned by Bland Shire Council, with a panel of selectors including community members choosing the winning concept by the Mongolian-born Khosnaran.
It took 200L of paint and 300 spray cans but only 11 days to finish the job.
It was also his first attempt at painting on a silo.
“I’m in Melbourne where murals go up on a daily basis, people don’t really pay attention to that detail much because it’s a big city,” he said. “In rural areas it’s a whole different story, it’s more important to the community.“
The striking Weethalle Silo Art project in central western NSW.