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Silo art in central Victoria celebrates CFA


Artist Tim Bowtell has paid his respects to the Victorian Country Fire Authority, painting an original CFA Austin LU600 fire truck on a silo in Colbinabbin.


The CFA has roots steeped in the Colbinabbin Township and the mural is said to be dedicated to honouring the town’s historical connection and the work CFA members do in communities.


The silo piece was officially opened on Sunday and was celebrated with the main inspiration for the mural, the Austin tanker, in display.


The event organiser, Sadie Vale, said there is an appetite for commemorative silo artwork in Colbinabbin.

“The silos and their artwork tell a story of the history of our town, and its fantastic seeing them officially opened.”
“We did extensive community consultation around what people wanted on the silos, and one of the suggestions was an acknowledgement of the CFA.”
“The artist, Tim Bowtell, was also a driving force behind including CFA.”
“He agreed that it would be a great reflection of the rich history of CFA in the Colbinabbin area.”

The Colbinabbin Silo Art Trail obtained funding through the Victorian State Government "Pick My Project" community grants initiative in 2019.

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