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Unique Brick Trailer Goes on Tour Down Under

May 20, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

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Councillor Maria Westphal peeks from the brick caravan which will go on tour this year in New Zealand .

Hamilton, New Zealand’s famous brick RV (known down under as a “caravan’) is set to go on tour, according to the Waikato Times, Wellington, New Zealand.

The hefty Kiwi holiday icon, created by artist Peter Lange and titled “Holidays in Huntly,” has been purchased by Trust Waikato.

It will be cared for by the Waikato Museum, which will assist the trust in moving the sculpture around the region.

“We’re very excited about this piece of public art,” Trust Waikato chair John Kilbride said. “One of the unique things about it is that it’s mobile. We intend to make sure the caravan gets to travel across the region to a number of locations to be enjoyed by us all.”

Since first appearing outside the museum in 2008, the eye-catching Huntly brick caravan has proven a real attraction for visitors to the city and people enjoying the city’s nightlife.

Hundreds of people have inspected the caravan, or had their photographs taken sitting inside it. It has stayed in good condition and, despite its prominent position, has not been vandalised.

Hamilton City Councillor Maria Westphal, who touted the idea of the city buying the artwork, was delighted the “iconic piece of Kiwiana” was staying in the region.

The artwork was purchased for $24,000 by the trust for its collection.

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