The PUBLIC Silo Trail is the evolution of FORM’s PUBLIC program of art and ideas. FORM has partnered with Co-operative Bulk Handling (CBH) Group, Western Power and Lotterywest, three organisations delivering fundamental services to Western Australians, to reveal through story gathering and art on an epic scale, the regional communities forming the backbone of Western Australia. Why? Because they think Western Australia is a work of art and they want to offer you a new way of experiencing it.
Over the next year, the project will create a trail of national and international artworks on iconic infrastructure throughout Western Australia’s regional heartland. Artworks on grain silos, transformer boxes and all sorts of unexpected infrastructure will begin joining the dots on an unfolding regional art network which so far includes Northam’s landmark murals by international artists HENSE and Phlegm, Perth-based Amok Island’s Six Stages of Banksia baxteri in Ravensthorpe and Kyle Hughes-Odgers’ 35-metre high mural in Merredin. This cultural tourism trail will connect a series of regional towns by a common thread of art on an epic scale, while a social documentary project will catalogue the lives of regional Australians in film and story.