Striking box mural art transforms city

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The FORM Public Silo Trail began to decorate the streets of Albany with artwork painted on 10 Western Power transformer boxes over the weekend.

The weekend launched the Albany chapter of the trail, where local and prominent artists create mural art throughout the Albany CBD.

Work also began yesterday on the CBH Group grain terminal silos, which will see Australian-Singaporean artists The Yok and Sheryo transform the four western-facing silos at Albany Port into a 35m high mural.

FORM executive director Lynda Dorrington said the community would watch the silo artwork unfold over the next month.

“The Yok and Sheryo will create an artwork celebrating Albany’s marine environment in their signature contemporary style,” she said. “We’re excited for the community to watch this artwork unfold across the silos throughout March.” West Australian artists Helen Ansell, Rachelle Dusting, Nick Zafir, Andrew Frazer and Glenn Hegedus were selected to create the murals on the Western Power transformer boxes.

Frazer said the design he had chosen for a transformer box in Peels Place directly reflected Albany.

“This work is inspired by topographic maps of Albany and the larger area, and there is a river running through referencing waterways,” he said.

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