VOTE NOW to help fund Australia's first Contemporary Aboriginal Silo Art project.
An artist collective headed by South Australian Typographer & Artist Tristan Kerr has applied to the Fund My Neighbourhood initiative which gives communities the chance to put forward their best ideas to improve their neighbourhood.
The ‘Wilurara’ in Streaky Bay: More than a silo art project! is an artist led initiative advocating for acknowledgement and reconciliation of Indigenous groups on the Eyre Peninsula. The group aims to collaborate with the broader community by initiating an inclusive community engagement strategy. Using creative and artistic making processes - the Streaky Bay Silos will be one of Australia's biggest canvas for a major public artwork with a story to tell and a legacy to leave.
The trail of artwork adorning the Wheat Silos scatterded across the Australian landscape celebrates the rich heritage and stories of Australia and has become the country's biggest outdoor gallery. The ‘Wilurara’ in Streaky Bay project will join the exciting trail that leads from East to West across Australia - being the first Silo project to be in collaboration with innovative South Australian and Aboriginal Artists.
HOW TO VOTE
Follow the simple voting steps to submit your favourites:
Go to https://fundmyneighbourhood.yoursay.sa.gov.au/ and REGISTER via Facebook, Twitter or email
Select and Save your location as ‘STREAKY BAY, SOUTH AUSTRALIA'
Click ‘Browse Ideas’ and search ’WILURARA IN STREAKY BAY' and ADD TO SHORTLIST.
Add your favourites to a SHORTLIST which must be a MINIMUM OF 3 before you can complete the voting process.
A code is sent by text to your mobile to confirm before you can submit – the final step in voting.
NOTE: Other large-scale projects in Western Eyre are in direct competition with the ‘Wilurara’ in Streaky Bay. For other shortlist votes we suggest small-scaled projects, including: 'Bus for Connection to Country trips', 'Wirrulla Dance Group' & 'Oval Precinct Playground Shade & Lighting'
MORE ABOUT THE PROJECT
The ‘Wilurara’ in Streaky Bay: More than a silo art project! will implement creative making processes to explore cross cultural themes and expressions of community, identity, culture, connection and sense of place with 'western' Typography, text and painting (sign-painting, type in art, abstraction) and Aboriginal (Wirungu) approaches to art in mark making and storytelling.
The consultation and development of concept designs will provide a unique opportunity for communities in the Wirangu region (Ceduna, Streaky Bay) to be engaged and have a yarn, enabling open and positive conversations and a platform for research, experimentation, development and documentation. Far West Aboriginal artists Susie Betts, Collete and Janine Gray and Sherrie Jones are part of the Creative team and will guide the consultation around cultural themes.
Streaky Bay artist Toni Foster (above) is thrilled to be a part of the creative team. “I really hope that our communities in the Far west get behind the project and vote for it. I am excited about taking part in such a massive art project, one which I hope our community can be very proud of.”
Jayne Holland, President, Streaky Bay Tourism says, “The wider community can wholeheartedly support and vote for this great art project because it has positive outcomes for cultural tourism, employment for local artists, provides lots of creative opportunities for the broader community and sets up great partnerships. In the long term the silo art will provide long lasting socio-economic benefits for our entire community. Voting is now open for the Fund My Neighbourhood initiative and people have a chance to vote for up to 5 neighborhood projects. I urge people make a difference and vote to bring much needed funding for projects in our remote and isolated regional communities.”
Consultation with community members is integral and key to the success of the proposed project across all 5 stages.
- STAGE 1: February 2018, Community engagement and consultation in Streaky Bay and Ceduna.
- STAGE 2: February 2018, Project development. An open studio space in Streaky Bay to develop concept designs.
- STAGE 3: Project implementation over 3 weeks in April - May 2018.
- STAGE 4: Exhibition component to tour in 2019.
- STAGE 5: Develop an online Silo Art Trail for South Australia with other key stakeholders.
NEED SOME HELP TO REGISTER AND PLACE YOUR VOTE?
The staff at the Streaky Bay Visitor Information Centre are available to assist Streaky Bay residents to vote for their 3-5 favourite projects.
The Streaky Bay VIC opening hours are: Mon-Frid 9am-12:30pm and 1:30-5pm & Saturday, 9am-12:30pm
Alternatively, for the ‘Wilurara’ in Streaky Bay: More than a silo art project! voting please contact Jayne Holland on 0427 706 454 for assistance.
For more information about the Silo art initiative in Streaky Bay:
Jayne Holland m: 0427 706 454
The ‘Wilurara’ in Streaky Bay: More than a silo art project! recognises the support of Streaky Bay Tourism in collaboration with: Viterra; The District Council of Streaky Bay; Country Arts SA; ArtsUp: Streaky Bay; Arts Ceduna and; Wunna Munda Corporation.