Seated inside a car, an audience will be transported to the land of Art Wash, as Nipaluna in her disembodied spirit, welcomes them. A radio station will narrowcast into the car with sounds from the carwash and bubbling of bubbles and squeaking of wipers.

An audience will be able to ‘order’ a smorgasbord of options for the Art Wash detailing of their car, and are then invited to seat inside before the doors close and the ‘wash’ begins.

The Art Wash menu items will be transient pieces; artworks sketched into a dust-covered rear windscreen, foam sculptures that grow and cover the car and kids’ menu items developed through engagement with local schools.

Alchemical foam sculpting will take form as the main performers/attendants take the next order from the following customer.

Art Wash finishes as all the art is wiped clean by car wash rollers attached to the arms of the attendants who then remove any trace of the former person’s order, leaving the audience with a customised Air Freshener printed with the artwork they chose from the menu to take home as a memento.


Lead Artists
Julia Drouhin
Anand Kumar

Information for Presenters

Project Partners & Acknowledgements

Seeded at Tarraleah Residency 2021, Art Wash has been selected for development through a residency at MAC in 2022.

In everything we do, we acknowledge that we live on Aboriginal land and constantly learn from the wisdom of First Peoples.

Where we are and the history that precedes us informs how we work and how we move forward.