Wed. Apr 17th, 2024

The Quirindi Silo Art and Light and Sound Show has been labelled the best of the best at the Australian Street Art Awards, solidifying its place as one of the best public art experiences in the nation. 

The enormous mural and art show was opened just 9 months ago, and has already proven a big hit with many tourists and locals alike. The Australian Street Art Awards encourage Australians to explore the world-class street and public art that is accessible all year round and found in every corner of the country. Quirindi Solo Art took out the Gold Award for Best Mega Mural, and the Best Street Art in NSW, before being crowned ‘Best of the Best’.

The enormous mural was painted by Perth artist Peter Ryan, who was selected from a world wide field of artists. His vision to capture the nature, tradition and vitality of the Liverpool Plains in the artwork won him the job. The light show, which changes every couple of months, adds an extra dimension of entertainment and a reason for people to visit again.

Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson congratulated the Quirindi Silo Art Committee on their commitment and dedication to the project, which is helping drive tourism to the Liverpool Plains. 

“The Quirindi Silo Art Committee are an incredibly hard working, dedicated committee of volunteers who saw the tourism benefits silo art brought to neighbouring towns in Gunnedah and Barraba and sought to tap into the Silo Art trail,” Mr Anderson said. 

“Throughout the campaign, I was thrilled to support the committee with the former NSW Government providing a $199,981 grant from the Infrastructure Grants Program. 

“The work they created on the Quirindi silos is unique and it’s great to see tourists stopping in at Quirindi to have a look and take photos with the new Silo Art.” 

“It’s incredibly rewarding to see the Quirindi Silo Art project recognised on a national stage after a long campaign which saw the community come together and create something unique,” Mr Anderson added. 

“Congratulations to the committee and the community on this outstanding achievement.” 

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