FORM's PUBLIC in Katanning. More than silos.

In November 2017 FORM's PUBLIC Silo Trail stoped off in Katanning, lighting up a series of Western Power electrical transformer boxes and walls in the town centre with murals by prominent Western Australian artists. From the 2nd to the 7th of November street artists Brenton See, Chris NixonDarren Hutchens and Mel McVee created a series of murals throughout town.

The artists were joined by visiting international light calligrapher Karim Jabbari, who facilitated engagement workshops aimed at connecting youth with creativity for social good. The launch of PUBLIC in Katanning also featured The Core, a photographic exhibition by Karim Jabbari inspired by the Great Southern which was held on Thursday, 2nd of November at the Katanning Public Art Gallery.

PUBLIC in Katanning is a partnership between FORM and Western Power designed to enhance cultural tourism in regional Western Australia and give back to the towns in which the company operates. 

The trail aims to enhance cultural tourism in regional Western Australia, build the reputation of participating towns, and encourage opportunities for economic growth.

It highlights the contribution CBH Group, FORM's other major partner, and Western Power make to the lives of Western Australians in providing fundamental resources.

As part of this trail, story gathering and social documentary project Homegrown Stories will offer a new way of knowing the life and stories of the people behind the state's agriculture, rail and electrical networks. The project will develop alongside the PUBLIC Silo Trail over the next 12 months, gathering stories in each of the towns in which the trail unfolds ahead of a showcase and launch in 2018.

FORM's PUBLIC in Katanning video. 

St Partick's School, 37 Amherst Street.
This artwork produced by Mel McVee as part of FORM's PUBLIC in Katanning 2017 program. Photography by Bewley George Shaylor III. 

Katanning Primary School, 15 Dore Street.
This artwork produced by Darren Hutchens as part of FORM's PUBLIC in Katanning 2017 program. Photography by Bewley George Shaylor III.

Katanning Primary School, 15 Dore Street.
This artwork produced by Darren Hutchens as part of FORM's PUBLIC in Katanning 2017 program. Photography by Bewley George Shaylor III.

 

Café on Clive, Corner of Clive Street and Carew Street.
This artwork produced by Brenton See as part of FORM's PUBLIC in Katanning 2017 program. Photography by Bewley George Shaylor III.

Katanning Senior High School, 2-8 Golf Links Road.
This artwork produced by Darren Hutchens as part of FORM's PUBLIC in Katanning 2017 program. Photography by Bewley George Shaylor III.

Shire of Katanning, 16-24 Austral Terrace.
This artwork produced by Chris Nixon as part of FORM's PUBLIC in Katanning 2017 program. Photography by Bewley George Shaylor III.

Shire of Katanning, 16-24 Austral Terrace.
This artwork produced by Karim Jabbari as part of FORM's PUBLIC in Katanning 2017 program. Photography by Bewley George Shaylor III.

Artist artwork definition 

Chris Nixon 
Brenton See
Mel McVee
Karim Jabbari

Location map

Map including locations of PUBLIC in Katanning artwork, coming soon.