Launch 16 June 2019
District Council of Karoonda East Murray - South Australia
Karoonda, South Australia
The District Council of Karoonda East Murray engaged illuminart to work with a mural artist to create a unique piece of silo art. It will combine projection with a painted mural. The two works and artists are working in collaboration on an Australian first, as this is the very first silo where a painted mural and a permanent projection have been brought together. It means that it will be a great place to visit in the day to see the mural and then stay for the evening to watch it come alive with illuminated artwork.
The projection commenced at the Colour Up Karoonda festival on Sunday 16 June, held to officially launch the project. The first month-long period will showcase artwork contributed by artists around SA. All participating artists or their friends to visit, take photos and enjoy the wonderful spectacle until the 16th July.
Karoonda East Murray District’s Mayor, Caroline Phillips, described the ‘day and night’ project as a unique and innovative way for people to come together and enjoy public art in a small, rural South Australian town by day and by night.
“The Karoonda silo art project transpired from the drought which is still affecting our community, and after feedback from our community and local business group it was decided that we needed to Colour Up Karoonda to lift people’s spirits, reinvigorate town pride and to bring people into our community,” explained Mayor Phillips.
The Silo art projections will coincide with Karoonda’s upcoming free community event, Colour Up Karoonda.
“Colour Up Karoonda will bring everyone together to celebrate Karoonda’s resilient community and new silo art, while enjoying live music, family fun entertainment and market stalls,” said Mayor Phillips.
‘Colour Up Karoonda’ will be held on Sunday 16 June 2019 in the main street of Karoonda from 2pm through to 9pm.
“The Karoonda Silos will then be transformed forever with a unique permanent display of art featuring paint by day and projection by night,” said Mayor Phillips.
This project has been made possible with funding assistance provided under the Federal Government’s Drought Communities Program.
"This is an incredible opportunity to showcase South Australian artistic talent on the massive Karoonda silos! We thank Illuminart, Viterra and the Federal Government for making this possible.” says District Council of Karoonda East Murray Mayor Caroline Phillips