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Make Art at Home | Caravans

by Sanki Tennakoon

Artworks can be made in all shapes and sizes!

Watch this fun video by Susie from Handy With Scissors and make your own cardboard caravan inspired by Brook Andrew’s artwork Travelling Colony.

For his artwork, Brook painted a series of caravans with radial diamond patterns that are important symbols in Wiradjuri culture.

About this artwork

Brook Andrew, Travelling Colony, 2012
Re-painted caravan, 270 x 420 x 220cm

Travelling Colony is a dazzling hand-painted caravan inspired by Brook Andrew’s Wiradjuri heritage, popular culture and the circus.

It is a multi-faceted artwork that compels audiences to see issues of race, consumerism and history in different ways.

Materials
Milk carton
Paper
Safety scissors
Glue
Skewers
Bottle tops x4
Coloured pencils or crayons

Brook’s artwork is part of the Blacktown City Art Collection, and is on display in the carpark of The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre, Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm.

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