A book exploring the art and the residents of towns along the new self-drive PUBLIC Silo Trail sees author Dianne Wolfer inside a book, for once, rather than writing one.
The PUBLIC Silo Trail project from public art initiative FORM saw murals created on grain silo tanks throughout the Western Australian Wheatbelt area, including in Albany where Dianne lives.
Dianne said the trail was a brilliant concept bringing massive artworks to regional Western Australia. She said she was honoured to be interviewed for the book that accompanies it: Stories from the Silo Towns.
‘Just as each silo painting reflects its community, the accompanying book showcases different voices from each silo town, revealing more about its history and cultural make-up,’ she said. Dianne is the author of Lighthouse Girl, Light Horse Boy and In the Lamplight, a trilogy of picture books for older readers exploring World War I from the perspective of young people in Australia and beyond.
‘Each title of my World War I Light trilogy highlights links to Albany’s important place in Australian military history and I’m delighted to share these links and contribute to this fascinating collection of stories,’ said Dianne.
FORM’s Executive Director Lynda Dorrington said Stories from the Silo Towns offered an insight into the everyday lives and activities of some of Western Australia’s extraordinary regional people.
‘Behind this wide region’s sprawling mosaic of open paddock and empty scrubland are its people. Farmers who coax crops from hard soil and townspeople who stretch community across kilometres,’ she said.