Car­a­van art on the street

South Waikato News - - ENTERTAINMENT -

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.

Photo: SUPPLIED

MOV­ING ART: A full-size brick car­a­van is the new­est piece of street art in Toko­roa.

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