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Rochester silo art nearly finished

By Country News

The Rochester silo art project is well on the way to being finished.

Melbourne-based artist Jimmy DVate started work on the silos in June and GrainCorp’s Victorian regional manager Peter Johnston visited Rochester last Wednesday to get an update on the progress.

‘‘It was fantastic to get a briefing from DVate on his passion for the project,’’ Mr Johnston said.

‘‘While the conditions have been tough, he’s committed to producing an outstanding artwork for the community.

‘‘For many GrainCorp employees, they pass the silo on the way to and from work and have enjoyed watching the project come to life.

‘‘GrainCorp is proud to play such a central role in this project that is already delivering a new energy to the Rochester community that has had a tough couple of years.’’

In other news, Rochester’s Harry Ward drove with mum Cate from Rochester to Swan Hill, then onto Patchewollock and Rupanyup then back to Rochester, checking out all western Victoria’s silos and gaining valuable learner driver hours along the way.

The 16-year-old covered 700km on his journey.

■For more information, visit: www.graincorpsiloart.com.au