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SA’s latest silo art: a town’s tri-Bute

Posted on: Wed 11 May 2022

More than just a stunning artwork, the state’s latest painted silo, has become both a community meeting place and a local conversation-starter in yet another regional town.

Bute, in the Northern Yorke Peninsula of South Australia, has recently welcomed the 16th silo artwork to SA, making it the 52nd to join the expanding Silo Art Trail across the nation.

Final designs by artists, Scott Nagy and Janne Birkner, are based on community feedback, which prioritised an emphasis on local flora, fauna and agriculture, embracing a bold colour palette reflective of the town’s spirit and local landscape.

The project, 10 years in the making, was successfully completed mid-April through Bute 2000 Onwards Progress Committee who received funding through the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal’s Tackling Tough Times Together program, before Barunga West Council matched funding for the project.

Hear Committee member, Tamara Gill share more about the addition of silo art to their town and what this bold new work means for the community.

Produced by Emma Wotzke

Image supplied by Tamara Gill  

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