International street artists to transform Albany grain silos

Photo of Gemma Nisbet

Australian/Singaporean artists The Yok and Sheryo are set to begin their 35m-high mural during the first week of March. 

Since arts organisation FORM started its PUBLIC Silo Trail in 2015, grain silos and other regional infrastructure in Northam, Ravensthorpe, Merredin and Katanning have been transformed into works of art. 

Albany will be the next addition, with Australian/Singaporean duo The Yok and Sheryo (pictured above) to begin a 35m-high mural on the four western-facing CBH Group grain silos at Albany Port during the first week of March. 

The self-proclaimed “professional spraycationers” have painted murals everywhere from Thailand to Ethiopia and Austria to The Yok’s hometown of Perth. 

They will “create an artwork celebrating Albany’s marine environment in their signature contemporary style", according to FORM’s executive director Lynda Dorrington.

The project will also see WA artists Helen Ansell, Rachelle Dusting, Nick Zafir, Andrew Frazer and Glenn Hegedus create murals on 10 Western Power transformer boxes in the Albany CBD from next Saturday, and will include arts workshops with youth development organisation Open Access. 

“Ultimately the project will create a trail drawing visitors to experience these regions,” Ms Dorrington said. 

“Social documentary project Homegrown Stories, unfolding alongside the trail, seeks to share the stories of these towns alongside the artworks, elevating understanding of these places and their significance to the State and promoting cultural tourism across Western Australia.”

The Yok and Sheryo’s mural will be launched on March 26. 

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