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Final mural complete in CBH Group and FORM's Public Silo Trail

Miami artist Evoca1's 25 metre high artwork, painted on giant grain storage silos in the Great Southern farming town of Pingrup over the last fortnight, is a tip of the hat to Western Australia’s tenacious, resourceful farming communities. 
A scene drawing threads from the fabric of everyday life in Pingrup, Evoca1’s figurative depictions of the town’s iconic Pingrup races, its Merino sheep, its people, cattle dogs and even a tractor based precisely on one found on the main street of town, all tell a story about the character of the community.  
The artist took 15 days and 230 litres of paint to create the mural, which entailed a series of artworks on three individual silos, each 25 metres high and 15 metres wide. Working with rollers and brushes atop a boom lift from dawn to dusk, Evoca1 battled high winds and several days of rain.   
“Creating an artwork for a community that reflects that community, so that they really connect with the artwork is really rewarding for me,” Evoca1 said. 
The PUBLIC Silo Trail is a creative project transforming country infrastructure into sites of world class mural art. Following the creation of Australia’s first ever silo mural as a pilot project on the CBH Group’s Avon silos in the Wheatbelt in March 2015, cultural organisation FORM and the grain handler have partnered to celebrate regional Western Australia and give back to the grower community through epic murals on farming infrastructure across Western Australia.  
Evoca1’s Pingrup silo is the sixth mural to have been created on grain silos in regional Western Australia as part of the project, joining painted silos in Northam, Merredin, Newdegate, Ravensthorpe and Albany to form a large-scale outdoor art gallery spanning the region. 

CBH Group General Manager Grower and External Relations Brianna Peake said the co-operative is proud to have been able to support what is one of the largest urban art installations in the country.  

“It’s exciting to see our silos reinvented as these giant landmarks that will help to attract visitors to the region and have a positive impact on the surrounding community." 
“The effort and vision all the local and international artists have put into each of the installations across the Public Silo Trail has been spectacular, and we’re so pleased to have been able to support this great initiative.” 
PUBLIC Silo Trail Project Manager Rhianna Pezzaniti said the just launched <> website would serve as an information and planning portal for visitors keen to travel the trail. 
“Ultimately we hope the PUBLIC Silo Trail will become an iconic tourist drive for Western Australia, increasing visitation to agricultural towns not previously on the radar for cultural tourism, bringing art and creativity of a different sort to these communities, and celebrating regional Western Australia for all things it has to offer,” Ms Pezzaniti said. 
“The PUBLIC Silo Trail is art that tells a story,“ Ms Pezzaniti said. “Each mural in the trail, from international street art star HENSE’s eye catching abstract mural and world- admired Phlegm’s impossible flying machines at Northam, to Western Australian artist Amok Island’s Banksia- inspired creation at Ravensthorpe, is site specific, distinctive, and unique.” 
“We hope these murals will become new location markers on Australia’s cultural map, and beacons to visitors and the community writ large in the widest possible range of artistic styles, from Kyle Hughes-Odgers’s geometric forms and figures to Brenton See's local wildlife to The Yok and Sheryo’s larger-than-life sea dragon.” 
The PUBLIC Silo Trail’s Pingrup installment is already having an impact, with the town’s local Community Resource Centre purchasing a café in anticipation of increased visitation to the town. 
The new <> website is a destination and information hub offering everything travellers need to know to plan their PUBLIC Silo Trail adventure. Alongside unique first person stories celebrating the character and tenacity of the region articulated in interviews, footage and imagery, the site hosts news and updates about the trail and little known facts about the region.