Caravan art on the street
It’s not quite a talking pole but Tokoroa has a new piece of street art.
A life-size caravan made entirely of Huntly Brick arrived in Tokoroa as part of a collaborative art project with Waikato Museum, Trust Waikato and Waikato councils.
The artwork will be in Tokoroa for three months on the corner of Bridge St and Leith Place before moving to Putaruru and Tirau.
‘‘It is a unique piece of artwork and the South Waikato community is fortunate to be able to enjoy this new feature over the coming months,’’ South Waikato District Council acting community development manager Kerry Fabrie said.
‘‘We’re delighted the caravan is making its way across the region. It was destined to travel and knowing that even more people can enjoy interacting with it is exciting,’’ Trust Waikato chairwoman Peta Karalus said.
Sculptor Peter Lange created the piece as a memory of one year he lived in a caravan looking for minerals throughout New Zealand and Australia.
MOVING ART: A full-size brick caravan is the newest piece of street art in Tokoroa.