Move over Coonalpyn Silos, there’s a brand new mega-silo piece of art in SA – the Tumby Bay silos!
Created by Martin Ron, an Argentinian street artist based in Buenos Aires, and South Australian painter Matt Gorrick. Thanks to the Fund My Neighbourhood Grant scheme and a few hundred votes the project was funded and the mega-piece started to come to life. The Tumby Bay street artworks (especially the silos) are set to bridge the gap between city and rural South Australia through art, bringing international and national exposure to Tumby Bay.
The photo that inspired @ronmuralist @colourtumbystreetart into the new giant silo mural at Tumby Bay, South Australia. Original caption: “Two boys jump for fun and relief off the Tumby Bay jetty in South Australia, Monday 13th January 2014. Australians all over are now bracing themselves for one of the hottest recorded heatwaves in history.”
The mural took form from a photo by South Australian photographer, by Robert Lang. We bet Lang never envisioned his 2014 image of two boys jetty jumping in Tumby Bay would be turning into a national icon!
Tumby Bay is one of SA’s best beach havens, and is now going to be one of SA’s best art towns. This mural brings light to the other fantastic street art in this country town as ‘Colour Tumby Bay Street Art Festival’ arrives this weekend, April 20 – April 22, where seven of the world’s best street artists will be painting walls in the township!
The lineup for Colour Tumby Bay Street Art Festival is complete, bringing not only Martin Ron, but also Matt Adnate (MEL), Kaff Eine (AUS), Smug (AUS/SCOTLAND), George Rose, Andrew J Bourke (MEL), and our very own Lisa King!
South Australia Has Some New Spectacular Silo Art You Need To See