This March, FORM’s PUBLIC Silo Trail is bringing its program of street art and stories to Albany, Western Australia.
Over the past three years, the trail has put regional Western Australia on the map, bringing world-class murals to grain silos, public walls and transformer boxes across the state, with artwork so far from Phlegm, Kyle Hughes-Odgers, Hense and Amok Island.
The fifth project in the unfolding trail will create a 35-metre high mural across the four western-facing silos at CBH Group’s Albany Grain Terminal Ports depot, plus a series of murals on Western Power transformer boxes throughout the town, as well as facilitating workshops to engage with the local youth.
“The PUBLIC Silo Trail celebrates the natural and industrial assets that make regional Western Australian towns iconic destinations and promotes these communities as vital and vibrant contributors to Australia’s cultural identity,” FORM’s Executive Director Lynda Dorrington said.
The PUBLIC Silo Trail has so far created artworks by local and international artists on public walls, CBH Group grain silos and Western Power electrical transformer boxes in Northam, Ravensthorpe, Merredin and Katanning. FORM has partnered with CBH Group, Western Power, Lotterywest, and with the Australian Government through the Building Better Regions Fund on the project, marking the contribution these organisations make to the lives of Western Australians.
As part of the trail, story gathering and social documentary project Homegrown Stories has been collecting the stories of the people who call these towns home, creating a record that will reveal the human narrative behind our state’s regional towns and agricultural networks.
Community engagement and the selection of participating artists for the project is currently underway by FORM, CBH Group, Western Power and the City of Albany, and selected artists will be announced in February.
To find out more, get involved, or stay updated on participating artists, workshops and artwork locations head over to: www.publicsilotrail.com