About The Trail
In 2015 FORM began an ambitious project called PUBLIC, bringing internationally-acclaimed urban artists to Western Australia, and setting them literally their biggest challenge ever: to transform a string of massive CBH Group grain silos into works of art.
These towering agricultural landmarks, visible for miles around, are a source of pride for their host towns, and also a drawcard for road-trip adventurers. What better way to get off the beaten track and spend some time in some of Western Australia’s most welcoming and down-to-earth communities.
Completed in 2018, this permanent, open-air, truly PUBLIC ‘gallery’ links rural and coastal towns across Western Australia’s southern regions, a game changer for bringing renewed emphasis to the positive perceptions of the regions, their people and industries, and the unique canvas they provide.
PUBLIC’s visible legacy is spread across silos, street walls and on Western Power electrical transformer boxes from Northam to Albany. The invisible legacy – just as powerful – is the chance for the tight-knit communities of the Wheatbelt and the Great Southern to build a cultural tourism experience which captures the hearts and imaginations of every visitor to the regions; and which expresses the work ethic and resilience of the regions.