Final mural to be painted in Pingrup this month

Jessica CuthbertAlbany Advertiser
Fox Mural by Evoca1
Camera IconFox Mural by Evoca1 Credit: Evoca1

Pingrup will be hit with a burst of colour, as the final mural in the PUBLIC Silo Trail is painted this month.

The final silo will be painted by Miami-based Evoca1, whose name refers to the Spanish word evocar, meaning to evoke, and who is celebrated internationally for his photorealistic style and his creation of art that has a social conscience.

The Dominican-born muralist is one of America’s leading street artists and last year created Western Australia’s Boy on the Red Bike in metropolitan Perth for the Paint Subi mural project.

Bird of Prey by Evoca1
Camera IconBird of Prey by Evoca1 Credit: Evoca1

This month, he’ll be turning his hand to one of his biggest canvases yet in a uniquely Western Australian setting: a series of grain silos in the southwestern Australian town of Pingrup.

Evoca1 said he was honoured to have been invited back to Western Australia to create the final mural in the PUBLIC Silo Trail in Pingrup.

"The inspiration in this regional community is abundant, especially reading about the people themselves, who so proudly continue generations of resilience in farming,” he said.

“This PUBLIC Silo Trail will surely leave a large footprint in the history and future of such communities and it is truly exciting to be a part of it.”

The mural, which Evoca1 will begin painting on Wednesday, August 22 at the CBH Group silos in Pinrgrup, is expected to take around two weeks to complete.

It is the sixth mural in a series of artworks which have been painted over the past three years on grain silos in Northam, Ravensthorpe, Merredin, Albany and Newdegate and on public walls and transformer boxes throughout Katanning.

The design for the mural will be kept under wraps to allow residents of Pingrup, passers-by and followers of the PUBLIC Silo Trail the magic of discovery as they watch the mural unfold.

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