It is a project to put Weethalle on the map, as an international artist tackles the 31 metre canvas that is the town’s silo and transforms it into a work of art.
Work began on the project to convert the tower into silo art just last week, yet artist Heesco Khosnaran – working from a telescopic boom lift office metres above the ground – has made impressive progress.
His design already features a shearer poised in action, with further depictions of farming in Weethalle to spill onto the remaining two silos.
It was this design that saw the Melbourne based artist awarded the contract to paint the silos – taking out nine other hopefuls in what was a hotly contested selection process, according to community relations officer for the Bland Shire Craig Sutton.
With silo art projects in Victoria already drawing in thousands of tourists every year and garnering international travel recognition Mr Sutton was hopeful the Weethalle silo would become a “geniune tourist attraction for Weethalle and the Bland Shire.”
Mr Sutton said he believed the Weethalle Silo would be the first of its kind in New South Wales.
The official opening of the Weethally Silo Art project will be held from 3.30 Saturday, July 1 and will be followed by a visit from the Emirates Melbourne Cup.
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