Western Australian artist Sobrane had never heard of Tungamah before she was commissioned to transform the town’s abandoned silos into a tourism drawcard.
But after spending up to 12 hours a day, for eight days, atop a cherry picker Sobrane has fallen in love with the region.
“I loved it, being so high it was like hot air ballooning,” she said.
“It was so beautiful up there and the weather was perfect.
“We had a lot of residents come through daily and point out the progress, they were pretty excited.”
Having grown up in a small town herself, refining her art by painting sheds and walls, Sobrane knows how vital tourism can be for a regional area and hopes the silos raise Tungamah’s profile.
She said some progress photos of the silo work were shared on a ‘grey nomad’ travel Facebook page and had since been promoted in various other places online, drawing visitors to the area.
“Already there’s been an increase in people coming through, a solid trickle,” Sobrane said.
“I hope it really puts Tungamah on the map!”