MURRAY Bridge will soon join its neighbouring Mallee towns - Coonalpyn and Karoonda - to have its very own silo art.
The Rural City of Murray Bridge decided in August last year to explore the possibility of adorning silos with unique artwork and now the Federal Government has come to the party, with a $88,500 grant to go towards the project.
The council said it had consulted with other councils and Viterra and the silo art and relating work was estimated to cost from $200,000 to $220,000.
Rural City of Murray Bridge Mayor Brenton Lewis said the silo mural artwork would be a 'centrepiece' or 'beacon' connecting to a "growing number of artworks within walking distance in the Murray Bridge CBD".
"It will create an iconic silo mural artwork will inspire a sense of community pride and appreciation of this beautiful Rural City." said Mayor Lewis.
Member for Barker Tony Pasin said the grant was made possible through the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand fund.
"This funding will provide support for the Rural City of Murray Bridge to create a mural artwork on the Viterra Grain Silo on Railway Terrace, Murray Bridge," he said.
"The Silo Art Project will benefit local communities through attracting South Australian and interstate travellers and tourists to visit this site."
"The project also aims to contribute to the South Australian arts sector, encourage interest in the Australian Silo Art Trail and improve the profile of the region."
The Australian Silo Art Trail website hosts an interactive map detailing 49 silos across the country which display artwork.
Coonaplyn hosts artwork on the town's 30-metre high, five-cell Viterra silos completed in 2017 while since 2019, the Karoonda silo is decorated with both permanent artwork and artistic projections at night.
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