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Viterra silos light up regional communities

19 December 2019

Viterra’s Thevenard silos is set to be the latest in a run of projects which are lighting up towns through the Eyre Peninsula with an array of artwork and colour.

The Thevenard silos will have 14 LED lights installed for the site to be lit up at night time and the ability to change the colour in support of particular awareness days. The initiative is on behalf of Thevenard Ratepayers and Residents Group with support from the Ceduna Foreshore Hotel and Ceduna District Council.

The Port Lincoln silos were recently lit up orange for 16 days in support of raising awareness of domestic violence and highlighting local services and support that is available. The silos were front and centre for a host of other activities to promote the cause on behalf of the Violence Against Women and Family Violence Action Group.

Further north, as part of the District Council of Wudinna’s Christmas pageant, Christmas decorations and community art were projected on to the town side of the silos last Saturday.

Viterra is a major contributor to the local communities where it operates and in addition to supporting short term light installations, it has permanent artwork as well. Cowell is the latest project to be completed which features a prominent local figure Lionel Deer with his camel, Diamantina and a Port Lincoln parrot.

Tumby Bay silo art project was completed last year as part of the Colour Tumby Street Art Festival featuring two children jetty jumping and won the People’s Choice Award 2018. The artist Martin Ron, then went on to paint a mural of a Tumby Bay local for the soccer world cup in Russia.

Kimba was completed in late 2017 and features a child and sunset landscape painted by an Australian mural artist and formed part of the Igniting Kimba Arts Program.

Viterra now has seven silo art projects across the state including its Waikerie site which was gifted to the local council, Coonalpyn, Wirrabara, and Karoonda which has a painted mural visible during the day and a permanent projection display at night, which is the first of its kind.