Australian grain silos provide canvas for art

by World Grain Staff
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NORTHAM, AUSTRALIA — CBH has partnered with art and cultural organization FORM to bring in international artists to paint eight grain silos in Northam, Australia, ABC News in Australia reported in March. 

Each of the silos is about 36 meters tall with a diameter of about 11 meters. The artists on the project are Alex Brewer from the U.S. and Phlegm from the U.K.

Brewer’s art is big, bright, bold areas of color, while Phlegm’s work is inspired by hot air ballonning.

CBH manager of grower value Gavin Bignell told ABC that it had been an exciting time for employees at the silos, on the outskirts of Northam.

"It's part of a wider community investment program we have at CBH, it's all about bringing experiences and opportunities to the Wheatbelt that otherwise mightn't be available to people in these communities," he said.

Since the silo project was started, FORM has been inundated with more than 200 suggestions for other big public artworks throughout the Wheatbelt.

Their long-term goal is to create an "art trail,” where people from the city could take a day's drive to various towns in the Wheatbelt and see some internationally-renowned artists' works, ABC News said.

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