Snuff Puppet Shows

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.

nyet nyet puppet
Photo: Shannon McLeod

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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

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STICKY SPECIMEN REBELLION


(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.)

a SNUFF PUPPETS intervention in FOOTSCRAY

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

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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.

 

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Giant Eye and Ear at Provocaré

Eye

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.

TIMES+LOCATIONS:

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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Punch Agathe in Germany 

Punch Agathe was born at Snuff Labb in Melbourne, tiny as a pin. Travelling to her homeland in Kinshasa she grows up and discovers her super powers. Eventually arriving in Germany Punch Agathe becomes a full grown super heroine, tall as a three storey building.

Over 9 days in Bochum Germany we built the inflatable 18 metre tall Punch Agathe puppet while also running our Peoples Puppet Project with young artists from Bochum and Stuttgart. Everything created was presented at FIDENA and Moers Festival.

We also had free run of an abandoned church in Bochum where pianos were dropped from great hights, breasts danced on the alter, mole rats appeared from tunnels under the church floor and Punch Agathe ruled supreme.

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