• Snuff Labb private showing in a Sunshine backyard…

  • The international adventures of Punch continue, as she comes back to her birthplace, Melbourne!

Wominjeka Festival

APRIL 2019: Nyet Nyets made a rare public appearance at the Wominjeka Festival’s River Ceremony with Boonwurrung elder N’Arweet Carolyn Briggs.

Photo: Shannon McLeod

Punch Agathe Takes The Welcome Nugget

Punch Agathe travels all around the world – to Congo, to Germany – now she comes back to her birthplace, Melbourne, to take her 62kg gold ‘Welcome Nugget’ from the local Treasury.

The Ian Potter Foundation fund Snuff Labb 2017-20


(Fire in Paradise / an Extinction in Pyroclast
….too fast & also too slow
Precious & Pointless; Chaos from Nowhere; Dog Eats World /
A Mining of Minerals & Blood / an Industrial Explosion,
Hot Molten Illusion; Biblical, Inimical, Disposable.)


s t a r r I n g . . .

A Baby & a Old Man (the start & the End of it)
Butt_Head (talks a lot of shit)
Bureaucratic Bunnies (endlessly multiplying Servants)
2x Battery Hens (Batteries sold Separately)
Humpback Planet (trees & fire & air & crying)
Hermit Crab from Garbage Ocean
an A TM (Autonomous Toilet Monster)
1x Snail (bureaucracy, setting the pace for climate change)

the result of…A late-night performance laboratory, 20-odd local artists
After-hours at the Drill Hall – Hot Glue Blisteres on Home Soil###

Roaming from 7.30
Public Puppet Purge 8.30 @ Nicholson St Mall FOOTSCRAY
FRIDAY 23.11.18 FREE

Snuff Labb performance part of One Night in Footscray
Snuff Labb is our art form and artist development program funded by The Ian Potter Foundation
Flyer artwork by Jonathon Goodfellow

*Early evening, recent Snuff Skool graduates also perform live in the Nicholson St Mall as part of One Night in Footscray. 5pm and 7pm FRIDAY 23.11.2018

Snuff Skool

Abandon your human self and become a Snuff Puppet!

Join us and learn the Snuff way at our intensive performance workshop: fun, improvisational, spontaneous and always with the freedom to play.

Students learn large-scale puppetry skills, improvise a group roaming act and perform LIVE on the street! In a collaborative theatre-making process, students share ideas and create stories together.

This workshop is suitable for all “experience levels”: artists, students and members of the general public. But… some strength, flexibility and stamina (or adrenaline!) are needed to get the most out of the workshop. NOTE: For ages 14yrs+

Snuff Skool students will perform live on the streets of downtown Footscray!

Saturday 3, 10 & 17 November 9.30am to 5.30pm
Footscray Drill Hall, 395 Barkly St, Footscray, 3011
$35 Concession $45 Full
Tickets include one full-day workshop, participation in a street roaming performance and lunch provided.


This project is supported through the Maribyrnong City Council Community Grant Program.

Five Easy Payments – People’s Puppet Project

A giant eyeball scans Ringwood Square collecting data. Spunky staggers through the crowd, trying to scab a ciggy. Roo Girl is lost in the music on her headphones. Scammer is looking for donations, ‘in just five easy payments, the equivalent of a cup of coffee a day’. Roo Girl brushes him aside, but Spunky is a better target. It takes the one-legged magpie to see through the scam and, with the help of Roo Girl, overcome the all-seeing eye and save Spunky from himself.

Five Easy Payments is an outdoor giant puppet performance set in the outer suburbs of Melbourne, tackling themes of surveillance and fraud in the modern world. Five Easy Payments was created by VCAL students from Swinburne University, in collaboration with Snuff Puppets as a People Puppet Project, and in partnership with the City of Maroondah.

Facilitated and directed by Snuff Puppets artists Nick Wilson, Stéphane Hisler, Lachlan Plain and Lauren Bok.



Images by Stéphane Hisler

Five Easy Payments: A People’s Puppet Project by Snuff Puppets and VCAL Students from Swinburne University is a Maroondah City Council project funded by Creative Victoria and supported by Eastland and Swinburne University.


Giant Eye and Ear at Provocaré


The giant Eye and Ear from the Human Body Parts are roaming around the Chapel Street Precinct over the next two weeks for Provocaré Chapel Street Melbourne Winter Arts Festival 2018.


Fri 6 July 12.30pm: Corner Chapel St + Commercial Rd

Fri 6 July 6.30pm: 670 Chapel St

Sat 7 July 4.00pm: Greville St (Between Porter + Chapel St)

Sat 7 July 6.30pm: Corner Chapel St + High St

Fri 13 July 12.30pm: Corner  Chapel St + Commercial Rd

Fri 13 July 6.30pm: 670 Chapel St

Sat 14 July 4.00pm: Greville St (Between Porter St +Chapel St)

Sat 14 July 6.30pm: Corner Chapel St + High St


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