Caraboo Projects, The Works, Stafford Street, Bedminster BS3 4DA

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Friday 29 March 2019 – Monday 29 April 2019
Opening night 6.30-9.00pm
Opening Hours: Thursday-Sunday 11-5


Electronic Pineapples performance Pete Bennett, Steven Watson, Tom Ridley & The Pineapple Orchestra
Friday 29 March 6.30-9.00pm


Exhibition tour and chat with Savinder Bual and Caraboo Projects
Sunday 31 March 12.00-1.00pm

Musical Performance

Joe Strouzer meets the Pineapple Orchestra for an evening of Pineapple Blues at Friendly Records & Bar- 57 North Street, Bristol BS3 1ES
Thursday 11 April 7.00pm


Family Workshop
Saturday 13 April 10.00 – 12.00pm
Booking essential

Art experience

A happening by artist Sarah Boulton
Thursday 25 April 7.00pm
Booking essential


Imagined Faraway Lands Film screening
Sunday 28th April 6.30 – 9.00 pm

Javasu is an exhibition by Savinder Bual with occasional works from Sarah Boulton, inspired by the infamous Bristol native Princess Caraboo. Opening night includes a very special performance from Pete Bennett, Steve Watson, Tom Ridley and the Pineapple Orchestra.

'Javasu' draws upon various points in history in which sea monsters, the pineapple and moving panoramas triggered the public's imagination to wonder what it was like to journey to faraway lands. The exhibition is a tribute to Bristol resident Mary Baker, who in 1817 convinced the public that she was ‘Princess Caraboo’ from a fictitious island called Javasu. A fascination with the exotic and a curiosity to discover more about faraway lands duped the public into believing in Caraboo’s authenticity. They imbued her with mythologies constructed from their limited knowledge of the world.

The exhibition includes film, kinetic sculpture and a Pineapple Orchestra.

Javasu is supported using public funding from Arts Council England.
With thanks to Colston Hall for supporting the musical performances.

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