26/03/2018 - 12:13

Albany joins Form silo trail

26/03/2018 - 12:13

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A 35-metre seadragon has taken shape across grain silos in Albany, the fourth instalment in a series of murals across regional towns by arts group FORM and grain handler CBH Group.

PUBLIC Silo Trail mural by Brooklyn-based street art duo Yok and Sheryo. Photo: Bewley Shaylor

A 35-metre seadragon has taken shape across grain silos in Albany, the fourth instalment in a series of murals across regional towns by arts group FORM and grain handler CBH Group.

The bright red seadragon is the fourth mural to be painted over the past three years in an effort to build a trail that puts regional Western Australia on the map for world-class mural art.

Albany is the fourth town to partake in the silo series, in partnership with Lotterywest, Western Power and CBH Group, adding to a trail that extends across Northam, Ravensthorpe and Merredin.

CBH Group general manager of grower and external relations, Brianna Peake, said the cooperative was thrilled to help celebrate Albany’s rich maritime environment through the PUBLIC Silo Trail.

“These initiatives form part of CBH’s Community Investment Program, which invests around $1.5 million each year into projects to support rural and regional people through the arts, sport, cultural events and services,” she said.

Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan officially opened the new outdoor art gallery today, which also includes murals on 10 transformer boxes throughout the port city.

The state government contributed $290,000 towards the Albany works.

Form executive director Lynda Dorrington said the project was about shining a light on the state’s regions.

“While this project is yet to become a fully-fledged trail, we have already witnessed its impact on the towns it has visited,” she said.

“We can’t wait to announce the final silos in the trail in the coming weeks.”

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