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Sea Lake Silo Art 

Publish Date: 25 September 2019

The GrainCorp silos in Sea Lake are set to be the next instalment of Silo Art in Buloke, with painting commencing this week.

Council has been working closely with GrainCorp and members of the Sea Lake community to deliver this project, which was identified as one of the 13 projects to be funded as part of the $1 million Federal Government Drought Communities Programme announced in March of this year.

The Sea Lake community had already laid the foundations to have silo art become a reality in the township and assisted Council to further develop the scope of the project. This work included the preparation of the artist’s brief as part of a small project working group.  The commission has been awarded to Brisbane based artists ‘Drapl & the Zookeeper’, who have already made their mark in Sea Lake, having completed several murals earlier this year.

The design concept, which is titled ‘The Space in Between’, depicts a young girl swinging from a Mallee eucalyptus tree gazing out over Lake Tyrrell and a big open sky which gradually fades from dusk to night.  The concept was developed based on close consultation with members of project working group.

Buloke Shire Council Mayor Cr Carolyn Stewart is excited to see Silo Art become a reality in Sea Lake, after so much work has been done by the community to realise the project. 

“This project is something that the Sea Lake community have been working on for some time to help further develop tourism in the region, giving tourists another reason to visit and encouraging them to stay a bit longer”, she said.

“It is great that Council have been able to support that vision for tourism in Sea Lake, and play a part in the GrainCorp silos in Sea Lake being painted”.

Painting will be completed by mid-late October to ensure there is no interruption to GrainCorp operations during this year’s harvest.

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For further information contact Manager Customer Engagement, Travis Fitzgibbon on 03 5478 0181 or tfitzgibbon@buloke.vic.gov.au