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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.

Stories From the Silo Towns

While the mining and resources industries dominate headlines, agriculture has long shaped the State’s landscape and fortunes. Yet by comparison, far less has been heard of its people and their voices.

Homegrown Stories is a social documentary project launched alongside the PUBLIC Silo Trail that highlights the character, creativity and tenacity of Western Australia’s rural workers, offering an alluring reason to discover and explore the State’s farming areas, and to get to know its people and communities.

Sharing unique first person stories through interviews, footage and imagery, the project aims to offer the human stories of these unique regions and elevate understanding of their significance to the State. Homegrown Stories aims to capture and preserve not only the character of Western Australia’s farming communities, but also a sense of the epic scale and remoteness that characterises the regions.

Homegrown Stories participant Hamish Thompson from Katanning, 2017. Photograph by Bewley Shaylor.

Keen to hear more stories from the trail?

Here are some of the best things we’ve found along the way.

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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 Urban artist Kyle Hughes-Odgers created PUBLIC Silo Trail in Merredin’s 35-metre high grain silo in Western Australia’s Central Wheatbelt
Katanning FORM commissioned local and international artists to paint a series Western Power owned transformer boxes in Katanning
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 Native Western Australian wildlife took centre stage in sky-high silo art with Newdegate becoming the fifth stop along the PUBLIC Silo Trail.
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 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.