Street artist spreads wings to draw tourism to region

Work has begun on the region’s first piece of silo art, with Broome-based street artist Sobrane taking to the skies of Tungamah to make her mark. 

Sobrane said she would be painting her signature bird-inspired art across the “massive blank canvas” which was reminiscent of her early days on a cropping farm in WA.

“These small country towns are our strength in community,” she said.

“When I was growing up on the farm I painted the rain water tanks and there are reports that I went and asked my parents if I could paint their shearing shed as a lump of cheese at 16 years old.”

Will Cooper, whose family owns the silos, said the project had been in planning for the last couple of years, and would be the first of a few artistic projects to entice visitors to the town.