The caravan is a flagship, a symbol which epitomises Australia's annual translocation of the suburban 'gated' lifestyle to ancestral holiday destinations... 'getting away from it all'. Paradoxically, it is an enigmatic symbol of a social morass of economic deprivation; a place imposed on those less fortunate. From a 'third person's view', Australians could be seen as essentially nomadic and gypsy like. The average Australian family sells their home every seven years. The new 'dream home' and the caravan are emblematic of the Australian search for place and identity.
46 x 36 x 20 cm
Judges of the 2009 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize: Geoffrey Cassidy (Director of Artbank), Neil Balnaves (Founder of The Balnaves Foundation) and Diane Balnaves (Trustee of The Balnaves Foundation).
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