Silo art proves popular with Gulargambone

The small rural town of Gulargambone in central west NSW is undergoing a makeover.

The town’s water tower, a pavement and a shop wall, will all be painted as part of the town’s ‘Pave the Way to Gular’ Festival.

Silo art has proved very popular among many rural towns in recent months.

Coonamble’s water tower went under a huge transformation last year.

Then Weethalle, near West Wyalong, tripled in population for the opening of its Silo Art Project.

Other towns across Western NSW have also floated the idea of painting their water towers, silos and grain storages.

In 2017 Narromine and Bogan Shire councils said they would consider silo art.

Suggestions Wellington and Geurie should have murals painted on their grain silos were also supported by local residents, Graincorp, art figures and local government.

The idea of the Gulargambone artwork came from shop and street beautification consultant Alison Dent, who wanted to see 3D images painted during the town’s annual Festival.

The main Bourbah street in Gulargambone will have 6 artwork sites on buildings with another 7 sites including the town water tower, bus stop, public amenities block and 3D pavement images within a few streets of Bourbah.

The works commence this Thursday through to Sunday, April 8.

Two artists have already commenced their artworks; the water tower and three walls in an alcove.

The alcove work will involve a two-day school student workshop.

The artists include Kaff-Eine, James Giddy, Jenny McCracken, Goodie, Sam Brooks, Peter Brown, Claire Foxton, Rudy Kistler, John Murray and DNart.