SYDNEY FESTIVAL AND CARRIAGEWORKS PRESENT
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, here he creates a cavalcade of dazzling hand-painted 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, its struggles and its community.
Through this whirling zig-zag of caravans, archival footage, reflections and projections, we will be inspired by the histories of Redfern.
Festival First Night
On Festival First Night Brook Andrew will bring the buildings and streets around Hyde Park to life with his caravans, hypnotic projections and street performances.
Sydney Festival TV
Brook Andrew is represented by Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne.
BROOK ANDREW, TRAVELLING COLONY, 2012, CARRIAGEWORKS, SYDNEY. COMMISSIONED AND PRESENTED BY CARRIAGEWORKS AND SYDNEY FESTIVAL. IMAGE: ZAN WIMBERLEY
8 Jan–4 Mar
Sun 8 Jan – Sun 4 Mar 2012
Open late on performance evenings