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(PJ) Giant Masterpieces – WA Silo’s Art 4 Day Tour – Luxury Outback Tours

Travel with Me has gotten together with local tour company Luxury Outback Tours to offer you an amazing experience!

PUBLIC Silo Trail is putting regional Western Australia up in lights, bringing world-class murals to grain silos, transformer boxes and iconic infrastructure in unexpected towns right across the state.

 

Take art out of galleries. Make it far-flung. Monumental. Visible from remote highways and over treetops. Emblazon it in unexpected places. On CBH Group grain silos. Farming infrastructure. Make it art that tells a story- about a people or a place. A creative project transforming country infrastructure into sites of world class mural art. Over the past three years the PUBLIC Silo Trail project has created murals on grain silos in Northam, Ravensthorpe, Merredin, Albany, Newdegate and Pingrup, and on public walls and transformer boxes throughout Katanning.

This is not your typical large scale tour, Luxury Outback Tours was formed in 2000 by Sylvia Mills with a passion to show visitors Western Australia in a personalised small group environment in luxury 4WD vehicles.  This is Western Australia’s Ultimate Bespoke Small Group Adventures.


This will be a private tour run by Luxury Outback tours – Depart 13 October 2020

 

 4 Day Giant Masterpieces Tour inclusive of transport, accommodation and most meals
Departures  13 Oct 2020
Only 4 persons per tour

Tour Details:

Day One

Perth to Katanning

York Beverley Brookton Wickepin Wagin Katanning

First stop this morning is at Historic York after a refreshing coffee take a walk around the township and nearby environs to discover early farming history going back to 1830 and explore heritage buildings that encapsulate 19th century Victorian and Edwardian architecture.

James Giddy street art at Beverley. The Shire of Beverley commissioned artist James Giddy to paint five murals among the buildings in Vincent Street. James Giddy’s work is inspired by the natural environment, which is a perfect fit in Beverley’s streets-cape.

Visit East End Gallery, home to a vast collection of artwork, including paintings and sculptures. Owners Kate and Michael are passionate about supporting and promoting the works of Wheatbelt and Western Australian artists.

At Wickepin visit Albert Facey Homestead for a special insight into the life of the author of `A Fortunate Life’ in the early 1900s. Facey lived with his family the house until the Great Depression. Visit Wickepin Murals at the local swimming pool. Novelist, Playwright Dorothy Hewett was bought up on her parent’s farm at Wickepin before going to boarding school on Perth at Wickepin.

Since we are checking out all things large take a photo opportunity at Wagin to meet “Bart” the Giant Ram. The Ram is the second largest in the southern hemisphere. The majestic structure applauds the town’s prosperity and reliance on the wool industry.

Before we head to our overnight accommodation visit the All Ages Playground to reconnect with the child with in us.

Accommodation Premier Mill Hotel

 

Day Two

Katanning Pingrup Newdegate Katanning

After breakfast we take a walk in town to visit Katanning FORM Murals. There are 8 Murals in different locations.

As Katanning does not have any silos it was decided to light up a series of Western Power electrical transformer boxes and walls in the town centre with murals by prominent Western Australian artists.

This morning visit the Katanning Saleyards the largest undercover sheep saleyards in the southern hemisphere. We take a private guided tour and watch the sheep auction.

On the PUBLIC Silos Art Trail we visit two towns east of Katanning, Pingrup and Newdegate to visit their grain silos that form part of the largescale art trail.

Pingrup silos

As part of the PUBLIC Silo Trail the Pingrup silos were the sixth and final mural to be painted as part of the trail in 2018. The designs by Miami based artist Evoca1 reflect the culture of the area with a farmer with lamb, a jockey and a kelpie on a tractor.

A scene drawing threads from the fabric of everyday life in Pingrup, Evoca1’s figurative depictions of the town’s iconic Pingrup races, its Merino sheep, its people, cattle dogs and even a tractor based precisely on one found on the main street of town, all tell a story about the character of the community.

Newdegate silos

Salt lakes, wildflower country, wheat and barley country. In May 2018, faced with a row of CBH silos high above his head, Perth artist Brenton See conquered his fear of heights to paint four huge murals which draw inspiration directly from the flora and fauna of the area. Brenton See also painted some of the murals in Katanning.

Returning to Katanning our overnight stay we visit Lake Grace and Dumbleyung

Accommodation Premier Mill Hotel

 

Day Three

Corrigin, Bruce Rock, Merredin Northam

This morning continue on the PUBLIC Silos Art Trail heading north to Merredin and Northam.

Take a break at Corrigin for morning tea and visit the Dog Cemetery dog lovers will be touched by the emotional tributes to man’s best friend at the Corrigin Dog Cemetery.

Bruce Rock has a Centenary Mosaic Pathway. The pathway contains over 300 mosaic slabs which show farms, buildings, churches, sporting groups, shops and families from the early days.

As we approach Merredin take a detour to view the Collgar Wind Farm one of the largest wind farms in Australia.

Merredin

Merredin is the largest regional town in the Central Eastern Wheatbelt. It is home to many charming historic buildings including the town hall and Cummins Theatre. Enjoy a private tour with tea to hear the amazing history

On the PUBLIC Silos Art Trail we visit Merredin silos. 200 litres of paint, 14 days, 168 hours, two lifts, 80 rollers and 10 brushes. That’s what it took for Western Australian street artist Kyle Hughes-

Odgers to complete artworks across four 35-metre high silos outside the Wheatbelt town of Merredin in August 2017.

Accommodation Farmers’ Home Hotel Northam

 

Day Four

Northam Toodyay Perth

This morning take a walk on the suspension bridge over the Avon River and continue along the Avon River to the historic Northam Flour Mill.

Northam Flour Mill has been a major landmark and an economic focus for the district for over 140 years.

Today is the end of our PUBLIC Silos Art Trail. And as a grand finale we visit Northam’s mega grain silos

Thirty-eight metres high. Ten silos in a row. London artist Phlegm and Atlanta native HENSE worked on opposite ends.

Phlegm perched on the extended arm of a boom lift delivered his signature whimsical characters in whimsical transportation devices.

HENSE, working at the same time produced his customary abstract patterns in explosive blocks of fluoro colour.

Visit the recently opened The Bilya Koort Boodja Centre for Nyoongar Culture and Environmental Knowledge. Explore the rich Aboriginal and environmental presence in the Nyoongar Ballardong region.

We head to Toodyay via scenic drives for lunch at the newly refurbished Victoria Hotel Toodyay

On our return trip back to Perth we call into Coorinja Winery for wine tasting.

 

Tour Price:

$2960 per person Double / Twin Share

$3350 Single

 

 

 

Inclusions:

  • Accommodation:Premier Mill Hotel Katanning 2 nights and Farmers’ Home Hotel Northam 1 night
  • Entry Fees: Albert Facey, Katanning Sale Yard Tour, Cummins Theatre Tour, Northam Aboriginal Centre
  • Meals: Breakfast is continental/cooked, Lunch is light picnic-style sandwiches, wraps, or other take away from road houses or packed picnic lunches and juice or soft drinks, Dinner ADVISE OF DIETARY NEEDS. WE DO ENDEAVOUR TO CATER FOR ALL NEEDS
  • Vehicle: Private luxury Land Rover Discovery’s, offering you a personalised bespoke small group tour experience.

Not Included:

  • All Alcohol beverages, sundowners, other soft drinks not listed, personal water, snacks. Items of a personal nature.

FITNESS:

  • NOTE we do require each participant to be able to get in and out of our vehicles unassisted. To handle their own luggage unassisted.
  • We are unable to cater for walking frames or other walking aides except for walking sticks. ( if you need to have walking aides etc the tour reverts to private tour and fees do apply) .
  • Our vehicles do have step boards attached which affords ease of getting in and out of the vehicle unassisted.

Terms and Conditions:

  • A minimum of 2 persons required for tours to run
  • a non-refundable deposit of $810 per twin share and $875 per single at time of booking
  • Outstanding balance is to be paid no less than 60 days prior to the date of departure
  • Cancellation fees for Overnight, Extended, Wildflower and
    Private Extended Tours will be levied relative to the amount
    of notice given and must be received in writing (details
    below):
    • 60+ days prior to departure date, fee per person – Loss
    of Deposit – 25% of total Tour Rate
    • 60 – 31 days prior to departure date, fee per person –
    75% of total Tour Rate
    • 30 days or less prior to departure date, fee per person
    – 100% of Tour Rate (no refund)
  • SPECIAL COVID CANCELLATION RULES: If the tours need to be cancelled because of the regional border being reinstated, the tour deposits will be refunded in full.