Cowell to follow suit on silos

Cowell to follow suit on silos


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GROWING TRAIL: Cowell is the next Eyre Peninsula town that will feature stunning silo art like this at Kimba and be included on the popular South Australian Silo Art Trail.

GROWING TRAIL: Cowell is the next Eyre Peninsula town that will feature stunning silo art like this at Kimba and be included on the popular South Australian Silo Art Trail.

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Cowell will join the likes of Tumby Bay and Kimba on the South Australian Silo Art Trail

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Cowell will join the likes of Tumby Bay and Kimba on the South Australian Silo Art Trail with the announcement funds have been secured to bring the town's grain silos to life with dramatic artwork celebrating the region.

The Franklin Harbour Community Development Group has been successful in obtaining a Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal grant.

Combined with the group's fundraising efforts to date, the $14,237 contribution from the Tackling Tough Times Togetherprogram brings the project funding to $21,000.

We know this project is going to add another meaningful reason for people to stop and appreciate our town. - STACEY FRANKLIN

"We are ecstatic and the community is buzzing," Franklin Harbour Community Development Group President Dee Cook said.

"We now have the funding to proceed and deliver the project in 2019.

"We wish to thank everyone who has generously contributed to this project."

Funds have been raised by donations from locals and fundraising activities with volunteer efforts.

"Those who have donated their money, their time, participated in our Fun Run/Ride events, celebrated with us at the Lucky Bay Centenary and even dropped a few coins in our collection jars - every little bit has counted and this win is for each and every one of you," Mrs Cook said.

Tourism officer Stacey Franklin said the silo art would build the profile Cowell as a tourist destination.

"We know this project is going to add another meaningful reason for people to stop and appreciate our town," Ms Franklin said.

"A silo art project will help lift the profile of tourism in our area. We've seen the boost it's provided to Kimba and Tumby Bay and Cowell is ready for it," Mrs Franklin said.

The group has engaged Byron Bay based artist Austin NITSUA to complete the art work.

"I visited Cowell in 2017 and was inspired by the landscape and the people I met during my stay,'' the artist said. "I'm looking forward to heading over in September to start the project.''

  • Details: For more information about the project and to keep up to date with the latest developments follow the Paint Cowell's Silo Facebook page at facebook.com/paintcowellsilo
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