PAINT THE TOWN: Councillor Chris Gryllis has suggested Orange City Council allow businesses to advertise on the Orange Regional Museum’s grass roof. Photo: STEVE GOSCHORANGE councillor Chris Gryllis says he’s hit on a marketing idea that will not only help advertise upcoming events but will also raise funds for the Orange Regional Museum.
Cr Gryllis wants to use the museum’s grassy roof as an advertising board, attracting the sort of advertising that’s often seen on fields in stadiums during major sporting events.
He said he would like to see the Orange City Council logo on the grass, as well as local businesses, events or festivals that want to promote themselves.
“The new museum is a landmark in Orange and the green slope looks wonderful,” he said.
“It should be respected and looked after, in saying that I would like to see from time to time the emblem of Orange or the emblem of FOOD Week or something like this.
“From time to time big businesses who want to promote something could be there too.
“It would look something like the artwork you see during football games.”
This is not the first time Cr Gryllis has used an Orange landmark for advertising purposes, after the giant metal hat he built to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Banjo Paterson’s birthday in 2014 was turned into an advertising billboard.
The hat is being used as a billboard to promote his business Chris Gryllis Real Estate and events such as the Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival, not dissimilar to his plans for Orange Regional Museum’s grass roof.
“It would generate revenue, and all the money would go towards the running of the museum,” Cr Gryllis said.
“It would not be permanent – it won’t take anything away from the area.
“I’m still in the investigative stage, it’s just an idea that could lead to fundraising for the museum.”
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