First silo to be painted

February 06, 2018

Kicking it off...Tungamah's silo will be painted this week, the first in the region to feel a paintbrush.

The first coat of paint will go on the Tungamah silos this week, making it the first town with silo art in northern Victoria.

Initiated as part of the town’s Community Kickstart Plan, which sets out five years of programs to improve and reinvigorate the town as nominated by locals, the silo art will be the first of a number of projects to be completed.

Broome artist Sobrane, who specialises in painting birds, will share the idea for the art with the town at the Kickstart launch event.

Local farmer Will Cooper, whose family owns the silo, said he was looking forward to seeing the final design.

‘‘I’ve seen a few ideas and versions (of the artwork) and they’re awesome,’’ he said.

‘‘Sobrane will talk about the idea for the art on the day and start painting ... She thinks it will take her about a week (to paint the silo).’’

The Kickstart launch will get under way with a community breakfast on Sunday, February 11 at 9am.

■To donate to Tungamah’s Kickstart project, email Will Cooper at or visit the Facebook page ‘Tungamah Kickstart’.

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