Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Raving mad for Farm Gate art

By Tracey Armstrong, John Cecil

Residents in the Shire of Ravensthorpe are currently hosting something a little different in their paddocks.

Glinting in the sun amongst the wheat and sheep fields, you may just come across a queenly old truck named Beatrice, or a tree decorated with T's.

Further down the track, a bottlebrush created with street sweeper attachments might catch your eye, or a broken down piano living out its final days in the field.

Just when you think you are going mad, you may just discover a tea party with a meter high tea pot, and perhaps a few characters hiding in the giant cups and saucers.

It's all a part of the Farm Gate Art Trail, run through the Ravensthorpe Regional Arts Council.

Have a listen to ABC's John Cecil speak with Sue Leighton about the project, and click through the photos above to see some of works on display.