‘Wilurara’ in Streaky Bay: More than a silo art project!

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An innovative community art project advocating for acknowledgement and reconciliation.

This project did not receive enough votes to be funded.

Project details

Suggested by Jayne

Sponsored by Streaky Bay Tourist Promotions Inc

Budget

$149,919.00

128 votes received

The project aims to initiate conversations around acknowledgement and reconciliation linking our communities through art making to come together for a yarn and, develop concept designs for a large-scale artwork. By exploring cross cultural themes and expressions of community, identity, culture, connection and sense of place the project will inclusively engage, consult and collaborate for greater community awareness of Aboriginal culture and identity in the region. A big artwork with a story to tell and a legacy to leave will raise the profile of our region, artists and our art; create cultural tourism opportunities and; renew and activate our communities.

This project did not receive enough votes to be funded.

Project details

Suggested by Jayne

Sponsored by Streaky Bay Tourist Promotions Inc

Budget

$149,919.00

128 votes received

Comments

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Michael Hartwich

20 Nov 2017

What a great concept. Would love to see this and more projects like this in the future. You have my full support

Jarrad Herewanr

20 Nov 2017

As a local to the area of Streaky Bay this is a fantastic idea and I cannot wait to enjoy the artwork day in and day out while I am in town. Congrats to you and your team and you have the up most support from me!

Tristan Kerr > Jarrad Herewanr

20 Nov 2017

thank you Jarrad - look forward to chatting about the project and direction we can take

Dylan Beach

20 Nov 2017

Amazing Tristan, so much history and indigenous importance along the whole west coast, something to celebrate and represent the traditional owners will be incredible. Looking forward to seeing it in real life!

Lisa King

20 Nov 2017

Well done Tristan, you sure are doing amazing work and really paving the way for important dialogue within the Australian arts community. It takes a stellar effort to build these types of projects - physical and mental and to have such a great level of content and well deserved concept to compliment it makes it flawless!!!! Indigenous Arts and creative communication which represents the traditional land owners of this country is fundamental to our growth as a country and I only hope that this project inspires others to be bold, brave and tell the stories that Australia deserves. Many thanks and good luck (not that you need it), Lisa

Hugh Altschwager

20 Nov 2017

Sounds like there is a real opportunity for the community to pull together and produce a collaborative and inclusive piece of pubic art for the region. If only more people saw this as an opportunity and not a threat. As a sixth generation South Australian coastal farmer, it's impossible to deny that the land and ocean has not only supported our industries but also those who came before us. Art is the perfect way to find a new discussion that includes all current Australians.

Clint McEvoy

20 Nov 2017

As suggested by Ian below. More public consultation is definitely required. The final decision should come down to local people and rate payers from the local council district. As we can already see below there are not many comments from local people and plenty from others who do not live in the area. Lets make any decision made relevant to the district and its stake holders.

Tristan Kerr > Clint McEvoy

20 Nov 2017

Clint, as mentioned below head over to my website to read about the project outline and consultation plan with the community. The project will be 100% community driven, plus the work will be seen on an international scale so its important to keep public opinion open.
http://www.tristankerr.com.au/

Ian Kenny

20 Nov 2017

Not for streaky bay more public consultation needed not just on here !

Tristan Kerr > Ian Kenny

20 Nov 2017

Ian please head over to my website to read about the project outline and consultation plan with the community. There is quite an extensive few weeks of consultation in place in Streaky to help govern the themes of the artwork.

Tristan Kerr > Ian Kenny

20 Nov 2017

http://www.tristankerr.com.au/

Che Chorley

19 Nov 2017

I couldn't think of a more wonderful welcome to a town. Projects such as this have done so much for tourism in regional towns. Let's add Streaky to that list.

Helen Tepper

19 Nov 2017

Do love community arts and looks like you would have some great drivers with exceptional skills for this project to proceed Hope everyone supports and gets behind this!

Crystal Wilson

19 Nov 2017

I couldn't think of a better adornment for the silos than contemporary indigenous art, especially because this piece plans to reflect the values of the local community. This will be a far more enticing drawcard for tourists and South Australians than the obligatory fish/farmer piece suggested by others. I'd love to see more Australians get behind brave, ambitious and exciting new ideas like this one.

Merilyn Kensington

18 Nov 2017

I would be disappointed if aboriginal art was used. I would prefer to see something to do with our fishing and farming . A great idea but not the right art work for here.

Tristan Kerr > Merilyn Kensington

19 Nov 2017

as mentioned in the comments and project outline, we aim to consult the whole community to discover what makes Streaky so important to EVERYONE. As its a collaboration between contemporary visual artists as well as local Streaky and Indigenous artists the mural will take on a completely fresh approach, rather than what you call 'aboriginal art'.

reginald brown

17 Nov 2017

whilst i like silo art, i would like to see art more reflective of the community as it is. a farming fishing environmental theme would be more in keeping with our community.

Tristan Kerr > reginald brown

17 Nov 2017

Thats exactly what the 'Wilurara project' aims to do - consult the local community inclusively and to reflect these values through a contemporary artwork involving the broader indigenous and local communities.

Cameron Kerr

16 Nov 2017

Throughout the ages Art has always served us to reflect upon taste which mankind leaves and where we are at moralistically and responsibility. I think we are there and ready. C'mon Wilurara!

Sophie Barkway

14 Nov 2017

The comments opposing this project are the exact reason why this needs to happen. Fantastic idea

Trudi Blake

14 Nov 2017

This would look great and bring tourism into town

Mark Harley

14 Nov 2017

Awesome idea. This would look brilliant.

Fingers crossed Kerrin McEvoy does not make it onto the silo!

Clint McEvoy > Mark Harley

20 Nov 2017

Why would we not want to see a person portrayed who has attracted so much attention to our town. He has done plenty for our small town.

Rick Hayward

13 Nov 2017

Fantastic initiative by a well respected artist. Seeing a contemporary work of this scale representing the indigenous history of this country is a very exciting prospect that would be worth travelling to see!

Brett Piva

13 Nov 2017

I believe an Indigenous influence for the silos is a great historic reference to the region. Though they're all incredible, perhaps a silo mural of a another sheep shearer or farmer in a wheat field will disappear into to the flood of these that are currently dotting around Australia. An approach like Wilurara will create more interest and boost tourism as it will hold a unique difference to what is quickly becoming the norm. I for one, am not looking forward to driving around Australia to see artwork after artwork that will be too similar to the next. Wilurara being a first for Australia, will gain more coverage and interest to begin with and continue over a much longer period of time.

Henry Jock Walker

13 Nov 2017

VERY RAD PROJECT TRISTAN AND JAYNE!

Henry Jock Walker

13 Nov 2017

The geographic location where Streaky bay where has existed for the last 216 years has a history that could potentially be up to or more that 50,000 years old. Some people locally might not be strongly connected to this history before colonisation, but there is many people nationally and internationally who are very interested in this rich history! I think this would be a very brave, bold, and inspiring move by the Streaky Bay community to embrace this initiative and create more space for locals and tourists to embrace and learn about Wirangu Culture!

Maxime Descournut

09 Nov 2017

Great initiative!

Tristan Kerr

08 Nov 2017

I'm really honoured to be leading the project in Streaky bay, alongside Streaky Bay Tourism and local Streaky Bay and Ceduna based Artists. As we see the importance of working with the local Streaky bay community and discovering what it means for them to live there through consultation and engagement, I also think its important to embrace the history of the Wirangu Culture who are also apart of the Streaky Bay history. The project will be a first for Australia and will have huge significance for Streaky Bay Tourism. Please get behind the project!

Robyn Swanson

07 Nov 2017

I would be very disappointed if aboriginal artwork adorns the silos. Lets keep the canvas open for more relevant art pertaining to Streaky Bay.
Lets look at things that have put Streaky on the map. eg. Kerin McEvoy, aquaculture, first farming pioneers, fishing fleets, shearing, the list goes on.

Leanne Cronin

07 Nov 2017

If the silos need to portray something it should be relevant to the town of Streaky Bay ( The Blue Fin story for example)
Aboriginal art work would be much better suited in a geographical area more relevant to them.
Leaving the silos white is still an option.
Brent Cronin

Clint McEvoy

04 Nov 2017

Agree with Darren, not for Streaky Bay. Surely funding could be attained another way.
This form of art is not something I would like to see in a great town like Streak Bay. We have plenty of local talent that could be canvassing our silos.

Steven Huddy

03 Nov 2017

Love this

Darren Guidera

02 Nov 2017

I think the silo is a great idea, but not something we need. Aboriginal artwork is great but maybe for Ceduna not Streaky Bay. Our community is more base around farming and fishing.

Judith Fiegert

22 Oct 2017

Great idea