Complimentary Caravan

"So moving, transformative. Smiles from the inside!"
"Such a wonderful & important concept."
"What a lovely idea! Felt like a nice warm hug."
"So humbling. Moved to tears (nice tears!)"

"I can live for two months on a good compliment". [Mark Twain]


Step inside the cosy custom-built caravan and bathe in a soundtrack of heartfelt compliments collected from the local community.  Relax and enjoy an immersive experience of relentless encouragement and non-stop appreciation.

And please help yourself to the complimentary nuts!

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NEWS

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COMING UP.... ADELAIDE : COMPLIMENTARY LANE

Rose recently recorded a new collection of compliments from the Adelaide community to be used as a sound installation for the City of Adelaide's Soundscape Program. It will be heard in the breezeway outside the ArtPod in Pirie St. Date to be confirmed. 

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AND IN JULY... THE COMPLIMENTARY CARAVAN AT THE MALDON MARKET

The public outcome of an intergenerational version of the project with compliments from the students from Maldon Primary School and local elder folks - all sharing compliments about someone from the other generation (ie. a grandchild or grandparent, etc).  This project also includes a small book with compliments from the elders illustrated by the students.

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AND IN NOVEMBER... NATIMUK FRINJ FESTIVAL

The Complimentary Caravan will gather a whole new collection of compliments from this lovely little Wimmera mountain climbing town and present them for the festival from 3-5 November.

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SLIGHTLY OLDER NEWS

MALDON : INTERGENERATIONAL COMPLIMENTARY CARAVAN PROJECT HAS BEGUN!

So far, we've collected written compliments from all the students at Maldon Primary School about an older

person in their life. These were used with the caravan in the Maldon Easter Parade.

with 496 easter eggs wrapped with compliments thrown into the crowd!

Next, we will collect audio compliments from the students as well as elderly folk in the town including

residents at the Maldon Hospital nursing home. The elders will say a compliment about a young person in their life.

The final outcome will be presented in the caravan as part of the Maldon Market in July.

Supported by FRRR and the Maldon Neighbourhood Centre.

(Compliment from a student below)

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We spent WORLD COMPLIMENT DAY 2017 (March 1st) at MELTON TRAIN STATION

This event was organised by Djerriwarrh Health Services. (photo below)

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VIDEO

...and below is a video showing how the Complimentary Caravan works. 

Please note that the addition of 'insults' is also included in this video.

The insulting section of the project is not always present with the Complimentary Caravan

but is an extra side project which may be included at suitable events.

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COMPLIMENT SOUNDTRACKS
Listen below to the soundtracks of compliments recorded in three Central Victorian
communities the caravan visited during Mental Health Week in October 2016.
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A collection of favourite compliments from 2016:
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