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Albany silos shine in public art project

Albany’s iconic grains silos at Princess Royal Harbour now tell the story of a mythical seadragon which curls around the four soaring structures, adding to Western Australia’s Public Silo Trail.

Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan officially opened the new outdoor art gallery today, which also includes murals on 10 transformer boxes throughout the port city.

The State Government contributed $290,000 towards the Albany works, which were also supported by Federal and local governments, CBH Group, Pingrup Community Resource Centre and non-profit organisation FORM.

The Public Silo Trail has become a popular tourist attraction in recent years, with silo artworks at Northam, Ravensthorpe, Merredin and Katanning.

International artists Yok and Sheryo created the red and gold Albany silo seadragon, while five local artists drew inspiration from the local environment for the murals on the transformer boxes.

Photo: ‘Pipe Dreams’ by The Yok & Sheryo (duncan c / Flickr)