Council to host Goroke Silo Art film launch

Published on 29 March 2021


West Wimmera Shire Council will host a film screening especially for Goroke residents to celebrate the film “Birds Eye View” documenting artist Geoffrey Carran’s murals on the GrainCorp silos in Goroke.

Mr Carran spent two months in the township of Goroke painting the murals on the silo walls and took the initiative to document the process and the locals' response to the murals in the film.

The film launch will take place in the first week of the school holidays on Friday 9 April at the Goroke Memorial Hall. The event will commence at 6pm with a light takeaway meal provided by council. Goroke Apex club will be in attendance to serve drinks at bar prices.

After the film screening, residents will be able to engage directly with Mr Carran in a Q & A session about the making of the film and any other queries they may have about the artwork, the artist and the project.

The night will be funded from Victorian State Government Community Activation and Social Isolation (CASI) initiative. Council believe this is a worthwhile application of the funding as it is important to encourage the local community to re-socialise after living in lockdown during the pandemic last year.

West Wimmera Shire Council Interim CEO, Mr Paul Brumby believes the film is sure to delight the locals as it features a number of well known and long standing Goroke residents.

“We are extremely thankful to the State Government for the funding we received for this project and to GrainCorp for allowing it to take place on their silos.

“This film launch is important to the Goroke community because they have watched in eagerness as both the silo art and the documentary was being made.

“Mr Carran has made quite a few firm friends in the town and I know Goroke locals will be keen to see this film in its final form and reunite with him.

“The Goroke silo art project is now part of the Victorian Silo Art Trail and has already had a palpable benefit to residents in terms of town pride and economy stimulus. It feels like the township of Goroke is both beaming and booming.

“We hope to see Goroke out in force at this event.”  

To keep this free event COVIDSafe, tickets have been limited to 100 tickets online at Eventbrite and will be available from 6pm, Monday 29 March.

For residents without internet access, an allocation of tickets will also be available from the IGA Express in the Goroke main street.

Enquiries: Amanda Munn, Volunteer and Event Administrator, 13 99 72.