Caravan use is not limited to vintage fans as illustrated by My Cool Caravan, they can be vehicles for art as Travelling Colony, one of the Free events opening Sydney Festival First Night 2012 proves.
Presented by Sydney Festival and Carriageworks, it is the creation of Brook Andrew.
What's behind it?
Here are program's notes"
"Travelling Colony is a major new work by Brook Andrew, whose interdisciplinary arts practice travels internationally. For two decades this celebrated artist has been creating astonishing interventions into history through installation and interactive monuments, playfully seducing audiences into new ways of seeing compelling issues of race, consumerism and history.
Inspired by his Wiradjuri tradition, the circus and pop culture, Andrew has created a cavalcade of dazzling handpainted caravans in the huge industrial foyer of Carriageworks. Enter each of the caravans in Travelling Colony and immerse yourself in the stories of Redfern - its personalities, struggles and community.
Through this whirling zig-zag of caravans, archival footage, reflections and projections, visitors will be inspired by the histories of Redfern."
Free program opens at Carriageworks on January 8, runs til' the end of Sydney Festival First Night 2012 (January 29, 2012) and actually stays opened until March 4.
On opening night, January 7, festival offers a Free concert headlined by vagabond Frenchman of music, Manu Chao at The Domain.
(* Image of 'Art Caravan' from program pages of Sydney Festival First Night 2012)