Silo Art has now spread beyond the Victorian Silo Art Trail, as the small town of Kimba known as the halfway point across Australia has decided to join in on the artistic fun. Cam Scale is the responsible artist, whose name is most certainly appropriate for the job along with his extensive experience with large mural work.
The mural stretches over five and a half Silos, standing proudly at over 60m wide and 25m high, making it one of the biggest silo’s to date, and one of the biggest canvases in the world. An impressive 200L of Taubmans paint were used in the process, covering the overly-large surface area.
The 3-week transformation slowly but surely brought the oversized canvas to life, depicting a young local girl playing in the wheat field, overlooked by the magnificent purple sunset and endless wheat fields which blend into the real thing, creating a never-ending piece of art. These primary themes all being recommendations about what best reflects Kimba and the region after countless community engagements with the township.
The town of Kimba, as well as the surrounding communities, are all extremely excited and proud with their new artwork, really looking forward to the tourism and economic boost it will bring. The silo art for the town is part of a collective project named ‘Igniting Kimba‘, which is utilising art and culture to promote the township, re-igniting its fuse with locals and travellers alike, making it a must stop for anyone passing through the region.
Thanks to Robert Lang for the brilliant photos.