Dvate starts painting silo

February 28, 2018

Artist, Dvate working at last year’s Wall to Wall Festival. Credit: Nicole Reed.

Street artist Dvate started work on the giant Goorambat silo for the 2018 Wall to Wall Festival yesterday.

The 1940s grain silo will be transformed into northern Victoria’s first silo artwork.

The silo continues the tradition of satellite sites including the uniting church in Goorambat painted by adnate last year, that will be open during the festival from March 9 to 12.

The Silo is at 49 Hall Rd, Goorambat, Victoria.

Dvate is humbled to be a part of the art festival.

‘‘Silos are such iconic structures and they lend themselves to this type of work,’’ Dvate said.

‘‘It is a huge honour to be given the opportunity to paint this type of wall, but there is a lot of pressure because your work is so visible from all around.

‘‘Silos are one of the most challenging surfaces because of the cylindrical shape, meaning the image wraps around the surface.

‘‘I am also not particularly good with heights and have a few issues with vertigo.

‘‘So along with technical issues I will also have to overcome some mental challenges to get this work done.

‘‘I am passionate about engrossing myself in the local region and understanding the flora and fauna of a place.

‘‘I care deeply about endangered animals and this artwork will feature a local animal that is struggling.’’

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