We issued this media response to the Geelong Advertiser's questions about the Fyansford Silos.
Tim Ellis - Acting Director Investment and Attraction
the council supportive of the project?
Public art can play a key role in creating quality
public places, telling local stories, expressing civic pride, developing
cohesive communities and enhancing local cultural identity.
The City is very supportive of the Fyansford silo
initiative, which will contribute to Greater Geelong’s public art in positive
and exciting way by featuring three worthy local and contemporary
the council providing any funding / support for the Fyansford silos project?
The silos are privately
owned structures and the City is not providing funding assistance to the
developers of the site, who have funded the project privately.
it tie in with the City's public art policy?
City has one of the largest, and most significant, collections of public art
and monuments in
Victoria and high quality work that contributes to the City’s growing
reputation in public art is supported.
The Fyansford silo initiative is consistent with the
City’s public art policy, our community’s clever and creative vision, and the
recognition of Geelong as a UNESCO International City of Design.