Tuesday, May 15, 2018

This and that



A little progress was made with the hexies

some circles were appliqued on last night, these are the last of what I had prepared so need to cut some more.
Today hubby and I went for a drive into Geelong and out the other side
to have a look at the art on the silos at the Old Geelong Cement works, they are painted by a local artist Rone,
from an interview by Rone,

The work consists of three silos each painted with a large-scale portrait of local individuals, Corinna Eccles, Cor Horsten and Kelly Cartwright.

Corinna works for the Traditional Owner Corporation, Wadawurrung Aboriginal Corporation and is a direct descendent of Queen Mary of the Wadawurrung. Cor is a former cement works employee having worked at the site for 35 years, and athlete Kelly Cartwright won two medals at the London 2012 Paralympics and represented Australia at Beijing 2008 Paralympics. “Corrina helps pay homage to our First Peoples, and Cor to our industrial history. Kelly demonstrates the hard work and resilience required to overcome disability to reach her potential – particularly relevant as Geelong shores-up it’s positioning as a centre of disability service excellence,” Rone explains.
The silos are painted on the back so you have to park the car and walk along a track to the other side, but it is well worth the walk.


this was the view from the silos over the valley, lots of development and new housing going in there.
Off to sort more hexies.
Happy sewing.



8 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

I love all the silo art.....

Leeanne said...

I like a little bit of this & that kinda days.......the art on the old silo's is amazing!

Fiona said...

lots of hexies going on there.... love the circles - as you know you inspired me with yours. you must have a good pile there now. The silo art is amazing - I see they are going to put some on our stamps...
Hugz

Lin said...

Brilliant silo art - what a great idea. xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

Great progress happening. Absolutely love the silo art and its brilliant more are being painted x

Raewyn said...

Gosh the art on those silos is so striking. Good to see you making progress on your circles - you must have quite a few done by now!

Pamela said...

Great progress with the hexies and circles! The silos are certainly interesting

Anonymous said...

That is so fascinating! Lemmon, North Dakota, should paint their silos with something! Thanks for the explanation included, and thanks for the view from the top. What a lovely valley!