MORE MAJOR ARTWORKS TO BOOST TOURISM AND SUPPORT JOBS
More silo art and large-scale murals will pop up around Melbourne and regional Victoria under a re-elected Andrews Labor Government – revitalising communities, boosting tourism and supporting local jobs.
Victoria’s reputation as the Creative State is built on our world-class galleries, vibrant live music and theatre scene, and the breathtaking art trails that have sprung up across regional Victoria.
Through these large-scale art installations, old industrial buildings and silos across the state have been brought back to life, with art work that acknowledges the history and people of the region.
They have also brought huge economic benefits to regional Victoria, attracting visitors and tourism dollars to small towns throughout the state.
And it’s not just the regions that have reaped the benefits of major art projects. The twenty-storey mural recently unveiled on the public housing estate in Collingwood has helped re-energise the area and honour the people who call the flats home.
We want to bring these benefits to more of Victoria – that’s why a re-elected Labor Government will provide an additional $1 million for more silo art and murals on buildings across Victoria.
Artists from across Victoria, Australia and the world will have the opportunity to apply for grants of up to $300,000 to transform more buildings into art.
Local and regional councils will also be able to apply for grants for viewing platforms, toilets and picnic facilities near the art works, ensuring visitors have the best possible experience while they’re there.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley
“Art can revitalise a region, honour its history and change its future – that’s why we investing in more art installations across Victoria.”
“The Silo Art Trail has been a game changer for the Wimmera Mallee region – increasing tourism, boosting business and supporting local jobs. We want to bring those benefits to more suburbs and towns across the state.”