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14 October 2020
Cameras are capturing giant silo artworks in West Wimmera Shire for showcasing in real time online.
Artists are painting GrainCorp silos at Kaniva and Goroke as part of a new silo art project in the shire.
Artist Geoffrey Carran has been busy painting birds on the silos at Goroke, while Melbourne artist David Lee Pereira is working on a falcon and flowers on the Kaniva silos.
New weather-proof, live-streaming cameras have been set up at both sites to capture the action.
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The cameras take a photo every few minutes and automatically upload the images online.
West Wimmera Shire Council chief executive David Leahy said the technology was a great way for people to keep in touch with how the murals were progressing.
“In these uncertain times, people aren’t travelling around as freely as they used to,” he said.
“These cameras mean people can keep in touch with these exciting projects in West Wimmera Shire, without having to leave their home.
“However, photos really don’t do these amazing projects justice, so we hope tourists will still come and see the new artworks in person once they are able to.”
Mr Leahy said people could view feed from the live cameras at www.westwimmera.vic.gov.au/Council/Projects/Silo-Art-Trail.
The council has organised the project on behalf of the community, which was successful in winning funding through the State Government’s Pick My Project campaign.
The council has advised that anyone planning on visiting the sites to see painting in action must abide by all safety measures in place, including exclusion zones.
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