Double the art projected onto Karoonda silos

Two separate art shows are being projected onto Karoonda's silos during December.

Local artist Cindy Rooke is the featured artist this month, while the 'Christmas in Australia' children's storybook by John Williamson is back by popular demand after last year's success.

The monthly silo art shows are run by the District Council of Karoonda East Murray, and mayor Caroline Phillips said an independent art curator helped the council develop a calendar of featured artists.

"Our projection calendar aims to feature a range of art mediums, so there's always something new, fresh and exciting on showcase for our locals and visitors alike," she said.

"We love supporting South Australia artists, and it's been a major focus for this year and will again in 2021."

Having Cindy Rooke on board for December's projection is extra-special because she is a local and it is her first solo exhibition.

She primarily draws her art, particularly with coloured pencil, but also loves painting.

"It is an especially exciting occasion for us to have one of our very own featuring on the silos," Mrs Phillips said.

"Cindy is a South Australian artist who grew up on a farm near Karoonda and went on to become an art teacher, marry a farmer and then move back to her hometown of Karoonda.

"Cindy has always been interested in native flora and fauna thanks to her upbringing and has chosen artworks that reflect her love for nature."

John Williamson's Christmas in Australia storybook art is back by popular demand, having featured in December last year.

"This projection was very popular last year, especially with the young families," Mrs Phillips said.

"We love this projection as it has an audio component to it as well which is a bit of fun, so you can have a little sing-a-song with John Williamson, which my kids enjoy."

Planning for the 2021 silo projection calendar is underway, with a host of South Australian artists set to feature.

"What's special about our silo projection is that it's a permanent display that runs all year round, so there's always something new and different on offer," Mrs Phillips said.

"Our 2021 calendar will be released very soon and we can't wait to share it with you."

For the latest updates on the silo art projections, visit www.facebook.com/KaroondaSiloArt

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