Devenish joins Silo Art Trail
Published on 12 April 2018
Devenish is set to join the GrainCorp Silo Art Trail, with work starting on the creation of a giant artwork.
The work is being created by renowned Melbourne-based artist, Cam Scale and will be relevant to the local community.
“Devenish has a strong connection to the First World War, so on the centenary of the end of the War we wanted to acknowledge the courage of this community and all service people,” Cam said.
GrainCorp’s Victoria Regional Manager, Peter Johnston, said this is the seventh GrainCorp silo art project, with five in Victoria and one in Queensland.
“We have seen the enormous benefit this visually inspiring and important community initiative brings to the host town and broader region,” Mr Johnston said.
“The local community group led by Kevin Mitchell and the Council have been a pleasure to work with to deliver the latest giant mural.”
The idea was the initiative of the Devenish community, led by local farmer Kevin Mitchell.
“We are delighted that this project is coming to fruition,” Mr Mitchell said.
“The local community has supported this idea with their time and donations and we look forward to it giving a real lift to the area.”
Mayor, Cr Don Firth said the Council is very happy to support this project because of the tourism and community benefits it will bring.
“Being part of the Silo Art Trail is significant for Devenish and the whole of Benalla Rural City,” Cr Firth said.
“We thank the Devenish community, GrainCorp and of course, Cam Scale for helping bring this project together.”
About the project
The project is supported by the Council, GrainCorp and the Devenish community. Painting started on Wednesday 11 April and is expected to take two to three weeks.
Other GrainCorp silo art projects: Victoria: Brim, Sheep Hills, Patchewollock, Lascelles, Rosebery Queensland: Thallon