We’ve got a lot of exciting things coming up over the next several weeks and all things YOU can take part in!
NATIONAL FOLK FESTIVAL
Jonathan and I will be performing our Punch & Judy show twice a day at the festival!
Fri: 10:15am @ The Pod
Fri: 4:30pm @ Central Park
Sat: 10:30 @ Carnival Stage
Sat: 2:30 @ Central Park
Sun: 10:15 @ The Pod
Sun: 1:00pm @ Central Park
Mon: 10:30am @ Central Park
Mon: 1:30am @ Carnival Stage
CANBERRA YOUTH THEATRE
“Imaginarium” is a mini festival of storytelling for primary students where I’ll be headlining the performances as well as facilitating a “make your own puppet film” booth! Students will be able to participate in improvisations, creative writing, dance, puppetry, filmmaking, illustration, zine and imaginative play workshops.
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AUSTRALIA
“Play with Plays” is a school holiday program at the Museum where you will get the opportunity to make your own Toy Theatre (a small scale puppet theatre) and then take part in workshops in how to operate puppets and create your very own story.
Weekdays 13–24 April
Sessions: 10–11am, 11am – 12 noon, 12–1pm
Cost: $3 children, adults free
Join for a term of puppetry
After the school holidays I’ll be teaching a term of puppetry for two groups of students (5-7 years and 8-12years) at the Belconnen Arts Centre, supported by artsACT. Students will learn all different aspects of puppetry (making, performing and stage craft) and even create their own show to present to the public at the end of the 8-week term.
DATES: Classes will be held on Sundays during May and June (performances in July)
TIMES: ages 5-7 at 10am-12pm // ages 8-12 at 2pm-4pm
Enrolments are now open, but hurry, we’ve only got capacity for a few lucky puppeteers!!!
Click the following for bookings and info on classes:
Namahey short film
I received funding from CAPO to create a short puppetry film using 100% recycled items. The film was a huge success and got shared all around the world via Facebook!
Wetland puppetry series
Over the past year I had been creating a series of 10 wetland puppet animals for a school on the Gold Coast. They were so pleased with my work, they decided to complete the project by flying me up to work with their students as artist in residence. It was a wonderful experience.
Baz ‘n’ Snags at National Museum of Australia
We’ve been working with the National Museum of Australia for the past 3 years now and each time our work gets more exciting.
This Australia Day we were asked to bring Baz n Snags back to life and for stage, with a brand new horse character, Banjo!
We performed our show twice during the horse-themed family day at which almost 5,000 people attended!
Baz n Snags was originally created as a webseries in 2012, so it was a real thrill for us to get the puppets from their box and create a whole new show, themed around ‘Banjo’ (the wild brumby) and traditional Australian bush poetry.
See photos and video