NICK BARLOW (He/Him) ARTIST
Nick has made and performed with Snuff Puppets on and off since 2001, including tours all over Australia and The World. He was born from a puppet covered in goop in Bath, has been slaughtered as a cow in streets of Shanghai and Lisbon, summersaulted through a hoop as the loveable little circus dog Laurant and transformed from an egg to a chicken everywhere from Woodford to Seoul. Most recently Nick helped design puppets for Swamp, and crawled around Wangaratta as a giant baby.
Nick is a multidisciplinary artist who has also worked as a performer with Polyglot Theatre, Peepshow Inc, Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, A Blanck Canvas, Melinda Hetzel & Co., Sarah Austin, Cirque Du Soleil and was puppeteer on ‘War Horse’ for the Australian tour.
Under the name Niow, Nick has created and performed various works including participatory art event ‘Lake’ for Melbourne Fringe 2018, live-action puppet video game ‘Nuku’ for Geelong After Dark 2019, durational performance ‘Conservatory’ for Melbourne Fringe 2020 and aerial puppet piece ‘Fly’ for Puppet Mayhem 2021.
SHOWS: The Water Show, Dancing Cow Show, Forest in the Night, Scarey, Nyet Nyet’s Picnic, Snuff Club and Circus Olé
ROAMING: The Boom Family, Cows, Seagulls, Skullies, Rhino, Snail, Human Body Parts and Beast Of Oz
WORKSHOPS: Australia, Netherlands, Taipei and Hong Kong