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Public Silo Trail: See the big picture

FORM’s PUBLIC Silo Trail is putting regional Western Australia up in lights, bringing world class murals to grain silos, transformer boxes and iconic infrastructure in unexpected towns right across the state.

Katanning Silos & Murals

Home to large Malay, Afghan and Chinese populations and the local Indigenous Noongar people as well as farm folk, Katanning is a rural cultural hotspot, offering  many art exhibitions and a multicultural festival held in March each year, celebrating the food, art, music, dance and culture of Katanning’s residents.

All year round you can enjoy local produce and crafts at the monthly farmers’ market, or wander the streets and admire the Federation architecture and brick-built buildings; the original brickworks helped make the town a regional hub.

Katanning also boasts a rich colonial heritage dating back to its establishment at the end of the 19th century, when the arrival of the railway line made the town a focus for the region’s agricultural industry.

Don’t miss:

A visit to the Kodja Place Visitor and Interpretive Centre nearby Kojonup: a significant site for the local Indigenous people. Here, you can discover one of the oldest surviving cultures on Earth in stories by the campfire, as well as heartfelt accounts of hardship from some of the area’s first European settlers.

Wednesday morning at the sheep selling yards. If Merredin has the longest grain storage facilities in the southern hemisphere, then Katanning operates the largest undercover sheep selling complex. Housing 1008 pens equalling more than 44,000m² these yards are capable of trading up to 1.5million sheep annually.

Lake Ewlyamartup a great place for a lovely walk or picnic, as the area offers picnic facilities including bbq access. If the water level is high enough, there are opportunities to swim in the lake or even water ski.

 

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Northam
Northam Internationally renowned artists Hense (USA) and Phlegm (UK) transformed eight CBH Group grain silos into iconic works of art, dramatically responding to the unique landscape of the Wheatbelt town of Northam.
Merredin
Merredin Urban artist Kyle Hughes-Odgers created PUBLIC Silo Trail in Merredin’s 35-metre high grain silo in Western Australia’s Central Wheatbelt
Katanning
Katanning FORM commissioned local and international artists to paint a series Western Power owned transformer boxes in Katanning
Pingrup
Pingrup Dog on a tractor, jockey on a horse, lamb in a man’s arms. This captures Pingrup’s spirit in a nutshell – or rather, in murals on three 25m high silos Pingrup spirit in a nutshell – or rather, in street artist EVOCA1’s 25m high murals.
Newdegate
Newdegate Native Western Australian wildlife took centre stage in sky-high silo art with Newdegate becoming the fifth stop along the PUBLIC Silo Trail.
Ravensthorpe
Ravensthorpe Fremantle-based artist Amok Island created PUBLIC Art in Ravensthorpe’s Six Stages of Banksia baxteri, a 25 metre high wildflower inspired mural painted across three CBH Group silos in Ravensthorpe, Western Australia.
Albany
Albany The Ruby Seadragon and its Leafy Seadragon cousin, the 35 metre high and 50 metre wide mural now sits proudly across the giant silos at CBH Group’s Albany Grain Terminal.