Pacific Gods at Federation Square for Light in Winter

This Saturday June 18, the Australia Pacific Arts Network‘s beautiful Pacific Gods will be celebrating the winter solstice along with four brand new puppets for Federation Square’s Light in Winter Festival.

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Limu, the Tongan God of Death is coming. Moana, goddess of the ocean, sends Lofa, the great frigate bird, as a warning. The water rises. Will Limu reign?

A roving puppet performance about global warming presented by Snuff Puppets and Australia Pacific Arts Network at Federation Square.

Light in Winter marks the longest night of the year with a feast of live music, art, performances and food.

Saturday June 18
5pm – 9pm
Federation Square, Melbourne
FREE

Images from The Light in Winter at Federation Square 2015.

Everybody in São Paulo

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Snuff Puppets’ gigantic show Everybody, a piece that explores the one thing that all humans have in common: the human body, will have its international premiere this weekend as part of Australia Now and Virada Cultural.

Ten of our artists, Katrina Chandra, Daniell Flood, Andy Freer, Stéphane Hisler, Mitch Jones, Lachlan Plain, KT Prescott, Rebecca Rutter, James Wilkinson and Nick Wilson, and the world’s largest puppet are now heading to Brazil for Virada Cultural May 21-22, São Paulo’s non-stop, free, 24 hour party all over the city.

What better than a giant party for Everybody’s first international outing?

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This project has been assisted by the Australian government through the Ministry for the Arts’ Catalyst—Australian Arts and Culture Fund.

 

Snuff Puppets are building new puppets!

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We need your help.

Snuff Puppets are building new puppets for our new main stage show, The Garden of Sorrows. Giant puppets are at the core of our work and each new Snuff Puppets work involves the creation of a whole new world of puppets with their own rules, relationships and spirit. It takes a giant investment to create, build and breathe life in to every Snuff Puppet.

In this new work, Snuff Puppets are working with writer, John Hughes and artist, Marco Luccio to bring to life the darkly beautiful and haunting fables from their critically acclaimed book, The Garden of Sorrows. The book features fourteen fables in which iconic Australian animals take on human qualities. These fables cast us back to the flux at the beginning of the world; a kingdom of animal warriors, poets, healers and thieves. Don’t be surprised to see a giant Thylacine, Kangaroo, Emu or Goanna roaming a street near you.

How you can help?

1. Vote for our idea to receive a Gellibrand Stronger Communities Grant to build new giant puppets.

2. Tell everyone you know you voted for us and that you think they should too.

3. Become a supporter of Snuff Puppets through a tax deductible donation.

4. Download Shopnate to your browser and let retailers give on your behalf every time you shop online.

Thank you, friends!

Footscray Animated Wall Mural

Snuff Puppets’ Butcher gets political with local MP Tim Watts in this stop motion animated mural about the history of our home, Footscray.

Thanks to everyone involved in the Footscray Animated Wall Mural:

Footscray Community Arts Centre, Paintspot Footscray, Betta Electrical Footscray, Cheaper Buy, Miles, Tim Watts MP, Leadwest, Dancing Dog Bar and Cafe, Snuff Puppets, Plough Hotel, Colleen Hartland, Secret Agent, Salt and Fuessel, Uncle Larry Walsh, Nat Grant, Paola Balla, Lauren Wambach, Larissa Macfarlane, RW Marketing, SKAAKI, Daniela Rodriguez, Dejah Schoefield, Aris Hooi, Ian Buckley, Sally Bothroyd, Anthony Hrymakowski, Katie de roo, Paul Fletcher, Lucy Parkinson, Shirley Kumar, Jon King, Peter Allen, Jess Harris, Simon de Lacey Leacey, Aangan Restaurant, Virginia Szombathy, Brad Bennetts, Matt Tierney and many more…

Vote 1 The Butcher!

We’re going back to Japan! わーい

We are so excited to release our short film about our PPP residency last year in Japan. This project was a really special collaboration between Snuff Puppets and local residents of Urada, a regional farming community in Japan and we think this film captures it beautifully. Read the full story of our project.

Thanks to Art Setouchi we are heading back to Japan in March to create another new work through our People’s Puppet Project.

Australia Day in Dandenong Park

Mirabelle the Snail is venturing out to Australia Day celebrations in Dandenong Park.

Picnics, lunch boxes and unsuspecting children beware – Mirabelle’s liable to leave no basket unturned in the never-ending quest for lunch.

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Introducing The Garden of Sorrows

NGV Theatre Panel Discussion E-FLYER[1]

Snuff Puppets will be talking collaboration, inspiration and transformations at NGV Australia. The Garden of Sorrows is our new work in development and an exciting new collaboration we are embarking on with writer, John Hughes, and artist, Marco Luccio.

At The Author, the Artist & the Puppeteer, our very own Andy Freer will discuss the journey of adapting Hughes’ mesmerising collection of fables that explore the animal origins of human traits. The panel discussion will explore the process of cross-disciplinary collaboration that emerges through the interpretation of Marco Luccio’s exquisite etchings and Hughes’ words into Snuff Puppets.

Facilitated by Raymond Gill, Managing Editor of The Daily Review and previous Arts Editor of The Age.

Thursday 3 December 6pm to 8pm
Visit the NGV website for bookings or phone: 03 8662 1555
$35 NGV Members $42 General Admission

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