Push for art on Wellington sales

ART CANVAS: The Rotary Club of Wellington supports a Silo Art project on the GrainCorp silos in the town.

ART CANVAS: The Rotary Club of Wellington supports a Silo Art project on the GrainCorp silos in the town.

The Rotary Club of Wellington has joined a push to introduce silo art to the town and is seeking community support.

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

He said members formed a committee with the aim of establishing silo murals on the GrainCorp silos at the top of Maughan Street.

“Following on from Mr [Troy] 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 is researching the idea and hopes to make a proposal to the Dubbo Regional Council (DRC). This involves securing costings and an artist. Mr White believes it will be the start of a “long journey”.

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

DRC administrator Michael Kneipp welcomed Rotary’s interest.

He said over the past 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. Residents can vote at www.wellingtontimes.com.au.