January 6, 2012

Sydney Festival celebrates Australia's black capital

Brook Andrew's 'Travelling Colony' - part of the Sydney Festival's Black Capital

The Sydney Festival 2012 is in full swing at Carriageworks where Black Capital is running from 8 until 29 January. Referencing Carriagework's home in Redfern, Black Capital is a major celebration of urban Aboriginal arts comprised of a series of performances, seminars and exhibitions reflecting the diversity of contemporary Aboriginal practice and Carriageworks’ Redfern base.

A highlight of the program is Travelling Colony, a major site-specific multi-media work by contemporary Aboriginal artist Brook Andrew. Inspired by the circus, pop culture, and his Wiradjuri heritage, Andrew has created a cavalcade of seven hand-painted caravans currently parked in the foyer of Carriageworks and whose interiors tell the stories of Redfern personalities.

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