Valley Gallery

Making connection for silo art

By Alana Christensen

Two passionate art collectors have toured Colbinabbin to help the town complete its silo art project.

Melbourne art collectors Sandra Powell and Andrew King, who visited the town at the weekend, met up with locals and toured the silo site to discuss connecting the town with a street artist to paint the silo.

Painting of the silo, which is owned by VicFeeds’ Carolyn and Alan Meyer, is set to begin next year after the town received more than $100000 in funding for the project as part of the Victorian Government’s Pick My Project grant program.

During the past 10 years the duo, known as Sandrew, has collected more than 2000 art works by street artists, many of which are displayed in their Melbourne home.

Since selling their fashion business in 2014, they have focused on helping promote street artists and the street art scene including curating exhibitions for Australian artists in Australia and overseas.

Their exhibitions have included securing artist representation in the National Gallery of Victoria, as well as regional galleries in Victoria.

Colbinabbin Silo Art project team member Sadie Vale said the group would continue to accept suggestions for artwork for the silo until the end of January and would continue to look for an artist into the new year.

She said people from around the region had already been full of suggestions, with harvesters, farmers, sheep, wine and championing women in agriculture among the ideas put forward.

■To complete the survey, visit: surveymonkey.com/r/GDQP2MZ or email your ideas to Sadie Vale at: john.sadie@bigpond.com