Coming together for festival

March 08, 2018

Ros Gall, DVate and Carmen, Silo owners Kelvin Greaves and Judy Greaves

Back Row Left to Right: Sue Gall, Peter Barri, Leanne Barri (Barri Insurance), David Gall, Doc Hair, Irene Ham ( Secretary GDCG), Kevin and Judy Greaves (silo owners), Carmen, Greg Gall (President of Community Group), Dave Johnson (Truck Driver Instructor), Jo and Dom Bayard. Front Row Left to Right:Cathy Hair, Noel Ham ( Tailgate Campers) , Roxanne Demasson ( Chairperson Wall to Wall Festival ), Dvate, Ros Gall (representing University of Melbourne- Champion Sponsor), Kerrie Jones (One Stop Driving School), Colleen and John Young. Please credit Meredith Tolliday

The Goorambat silo artwork has brought together the community and has shown exactly what the inclusion into the Wall to Wall Festival means to the small town.

Silo artist Jimmy DVate, along with his wife and friend, have been accommodated at a house close to the artwork, and have been showered in appreciation, free food and good company from the Goorambat locals.

The inclusion in the festival has created great excitement in the community, with the locals showing every bit of that by helping out in many aspects.

The fire brigade washed the silos in preparation for the painting and locals have carted gravel and levelled the ground for the boom.

There was also a community meet and greet last Sunday when they arrived.

The owner of the silo — the Greaves family — has allowed the painting and supported the Goorambat and District Community Group in every way possible.

The artwork itself has an interesting concept, stemming from the topic of conservation and the subject being a barking owl named Milli from the Healesville Sanctuary.

DVate travelled to the Healesville Sanctuary to meet Milli and to take photos of her to use as the template for his painting.

There will be an Art Craft Exhibition at the Goorambat Hall on Saturday, March 10, and Sunday, March 11.

There will be a bus leaving from Benalla at 10am, 12pm and 2pm on Saturday and Sunday. This will include a sausage sizzle at lunch time and the famous Devonshire Teas with scones cooked fresh throughout the day.

The Goorambat Railway Hotel will also be open for business and the Goorambat Uniting Church will be open for viewing.

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