Rotary keen to lead silo art project  | POLL

The Rotary Club of Wellington have jumped on board a push to introduce silo art to the town, and they are looking for the support of the community to get the ball rolling.

Senior Active member and local businessman, Michael White, said the project gained unanimous support at Rotary’s meeting on Tuesday last week.

He said Rotary members formed a committee with the object of establishing silo art on the GrainCorp silos at the top of Maughan Street.

“Following on from Mr Grant’s announcement of funds available for beautification and tourism in Wellington, I would like to suggest the idea of silo murals as an added attraction for Wellington,” Mr White said.

The committee are currently researching the idea to which they hope to propose a scheme by which it may be achieved to Dubbo Regional Council. 

Mr White said this involves securing get costings and an artist in what he believes will be the beginning of a “long journey”.

However, Rotary needs your support.

He said the outcome of an online poll conducted by the Wellington Times’ will give committee members an indication of the community’s support. 

Dubbo Regional Council administrator, Michael Kneipp, welcomed Rotary’s interest in the project.

He said over the last few years Wellington has advanced in art pursuits, including SpringFest.

“I think Rotary coming on board really gives the community a way of saying what should be there and who should do it,” Mr Kneipp said.

“It’s a bland picture there but if you get some good art there it’s the type of thing people will come to look at.”

He said silo art would compliment attractions already available in town.

Smartphone
Tablet - Narrow
Tablet - Wide
Desktop