Silo, tank art a major tourism drawcard

Water tank mural: Coonamble's 26 metre tall water tank has been turned into a stunning artwork. More examples of structures being turned into murals on page 6. Photo: John Murray Facebook

Water tank mural: Coonamble's 26 metre tall water tank has been turned into a stunning artwork. More examples of structures being turned into murals on page 6. Photo: John Murray Facebook

Communities across the state have been turning their town’s structures into stunning artworks and tourism hotspots.

Just recently a 26-metre tall water tank in Coonamble, NSW, was turned into a visually appealing mural by artists John Murray, Bob Barrett and Sooty Welsh.

Over 500 people attended the opening of the  Weethalle Silo Art Project, in the tiny town of Weethalle, near West Wyalong.

Mongolian-born muralist Heesco Khosnaran, commenced work on the 31 metre by 21 metre silo canvas, and stuck to the theme of reflecting the local community and its agricultural ties.

When the Nyngan Observer put forward the question on social media asking if residents would like to see something done in the Bogan Shire, the response was overwhelmingly in support for a local mural.

“Yes please,” said Veneta Dutton.

Sue Bourke, Gillian Eckart and Joanne Gillespie all said “yes”

Ann Ballard agreed, but said she’d like to see something other than the ‘Big Bogan’.

“Most definitely a rural scene, but for heavens sake not another bloody Big Bogan,” she said.