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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.

Merredin Kyle Hughes-Odgers

Kyle Hughes-Odgers The Artist

Western Australian Kyle Hughes-Odgers is well known for his unique figurative and abstract-based works.

Over the past 15 years he has participated in exhibitions and worked on public art projects across Australia and internationally. Kyle works in various scales and mediums from painting and drawing in the studio – to gallery works and large scale public murals.

Kyle usually draws directly onto a photograph of the wall to get the composition precise and then plans the colours he wants to use, though he doesn’t specify how he’s going to distribute them, allowing that to happen organically during the process. He begins ‘messy’ and then creates solid shapes over the top, in cross-hatch detail. In a departure from the common street art trend of very bright murals, Kyle aspires to a subtle, vintage hand-printed style ‘that looks like it’s been there for 20 years’.

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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.