Wheat Convoy Art + Heritage Project
North Midlands Project wanted to transform an agricultural-themed board game from the 1940s into a large community artwork to become giant versions of the game.
Collaborating with the Carnamah Historical Society & Museum, North Midlands Project ran community arts workshops to transform the rare heritage board game Wheat Convoy into large playable community artworks. Wheat Convoy was originally a promotion included in Sanitarium breakfast cereals during the Second World War and there are only two original copies of the game still in existence – one in the collection of Carnamah Museum. Vivid and creative reproductions of the board game engaged with a full cross-section of the community during World Heritage Day events and will continue to be used at future community events for years to come.
The first players of the giant reproduction of Wheat Convoy at the Our History Our Heritage event in Carnamah on World Heritage Day. Photo by Andrew Bowman-Bright, courtesy of North Midlands Project.
Project Name: Wheat Convoy Art + Heritage Project
Funding Recipient: North Midlands Project
Amount Approved: $2,952
Funding Program: Regional Arts Fund Quick Response Grant
Region: Mid West