Silos masterpiece finished

Mural artist Cam Scale has packed up his paint brushes, put away all of his paint and can now relax, with the Kimba silo artwork completed in time for the official opening tomorrow evening.

There was a lot of speculation about what the final landscape would be from locals and travelers but the suspense is over.

The final landscape, which is 24 metres high and more than 60 metres wide, depicts a young girl, holding a feather, in a field of wheat looking at a purple and pink sunset with a farm house and sheds in the background.

Igniting Kimba Working Group chair Heather Baldock said many people had been guessing what the young girl would be holding.

“As it was obvious that the girl would be holding something, people were trying to guess what it would be,” Mrs Baldock said.

“There were suggestions of a stalk of wheat or a little lamb.

“The feather was actually Cam’s idea, during the community workshops, some people were commented on the native flora and fauna, so Cam thought we could include our native fauna.”

Igniting Kimba Working Group member Georgie Shirley said the committee was thrilled by Mr Scale’s work.

“Our committee is absolutely thrilled with Cam’s brilliant silo art and also with the response from travelers who are stopping in our town to check out the art works and discovering other gems while they are here,” Miss Shirley said.

Mrs Baldock and Igniting Kimba Working Group member Sue Woolford are delighted by the support received for the project.

COMPLETED: Kimba Development Group members, Maree Barford, Heather Baldock and Sue Woolford are now working towards the official opening of the artwork tomorrow from 5.30pm.

COMPLETED: Kimba Development Group members, Maree Barford, Heather Baldock and Sue Woolford are now working towards the official opening of the artwork tomorrow from 5.30pm.

“So many people and businesses have contributed to the project,” Mrs Baldock said.

“This $100,000 project could not have been undertaken without the incredible number of financial and in-kind sponsorship and donations, plus grant funding that the group has received.”

“Among the many supporters of the project, it would be remiss not to mention Viterra and how they have worked with the committee to enable the project to go ahead at what is a working silo complex,” said Mrs Woolford.

“Add to this, the fantastic support received from the District Council of Kimba with sponsorship and in-kind works, and the generous sponsorship of our third platinum sponsor, Cavpower, and the whole project had the foundations to ‘ignite’ Kimba.”

The group is now preparing for the official opening of the silo art on Friday, which starts at 5.30pm and will be followed by the Kimba Art Prize Gala Dinner at 7.30pm.

Kimba appears to have started an Eyre Peninsula trend with Tumby Bay and Streaky Bay now also looking to have silo artwork.