A creative project transforming country infrastructure into sites of world class mural art. Over the three years the PUBLIC Silo Trail project has created murals on grain silos in Northam, Ravensthorpe, Merredin, Albany, Newdegate and Pingrup, completed by local and international, world renowned artists.
For these tight-knit communities of the Wheatbelt and the Great Southern, the trail has been an opportunity to build a cultural tourism experience which captures the hearts and imaginations of every visitor to the regions.
FORM’s PUBLIC Silo Trail, with its first silo mural painted in Northam back in March 2015, kicked off a national trend with painted silos dominating rural landscapes right across the country in VIC, SA, QLD and NSW. Collectively these form the Australian Silo Art Trail.
FORM has recently produced a detailed documentation of the silo art works called “Things we found on the trail”, which provides an insight into the local people and communities who participated in the trail.
Photography by Bewley Shaylor, courtesy of FORM