Artists

Zita Whalley

Zita Whalley

Zita is a writer, performer and theatre maker who has been working as a seagull, cow, hairy man, giant human, disembodied body part, disembodied inner organ, and as pooh with Snuff Puppets since 2006.

Projects: Various local, regional and interstate festivals including Melbourne International Puppet Festival, Random Acts Festival, Auckland, 2012, Kaohsiung Puppet Festival, Taiwan 2011 and Commonwealth Games Festival.
SHOWS: Snuff Party
ROAMING: Human Body Parts, Boom Family, Seagulls

www.zitawhalley.com

Nick Wilson

Nick Wilson

Nick has been working with Snuff Puppets since 2006 as a Puppet Designer, Builder, workshop facilitator and Performer. He was Puppet Designer and Builder for our most recent production Everybody. He was the primary designer for Snuff Puppets’ National Gallery of Victoria’s commission of the Albrecht Dürer rhinoceros. In addition to his work with Snuff Puppets, Nick has also worked as Designer/Builder and Senior Crew for The Village Festival, presenting at Edinburgh Gardens, Falls Festivals and Canberra Centenary.

SHOWS: Wedhus Gembel, Snuff Club, Nyet Nyet’s Picnic, Forest in the Night, Dancing Cow Show
ROAMING: Human Body Parts, Boom Family, Seagulls, Kareem the Elephant
WORKSHOPS: LOHAS Festival, Taiwan; TCAF, Taipei; Herning, Denmark; ComeOut, Adelaide & Whyalla, Art Is…, Horsham; Fairfax Festival, Swan Hill; Mildura-Wentworth Arts Festival; Gertrude St Projection Festival, Melbourne Fringe Festival.

Rosalind Hall

Rosalind Hall

Rosalind Hall works with a multitude of sound technologies and instruments such as a modified saxophone, home made instruments, percussion, field recordings and processing software to create soundtrack, live music and performance work.  Rosalind performs with local experimental and improvisatory musicians such as David Brown and Jim Denley and releases solo and collaborative work independently and through labels Avant Whatever, Corpus Collosum Records, pan y rosas discos, Swarming Records and EcoSono.

Shows: Everybody, Wedhus Gembel, 21st Birthday Show

Sounds: rosalindhall.bandcamp.com

Ryan Williams

Ryan Williams

Ryan is a performer-composer, improviser, teacher and sound designer. Ryan’s passion for the recorder has led him on a journey full of cross-artform collaboration, engaging performance and exciting improvisation.

Ryan studied with Ruth Wilkinson (University of Melbourne), Genevieve Lacey (Australia), Natasha Anderson (Australia/Berlin) and Jorge Isaac (Conservatorium van Amsterdam). Between 2013-15 Ryan recorded and released four albums of original music which includes his first solo album, Wanderings.

Ryan’s major performances include the production of Venus & Adonis with Bell Shakespeare, Everybody with Snuff Puppets and his own work Life As It Should Be with the cross-artform ensemble Any Kind Of Creature (Amsterdam) performed at the Antwerp Fringe Festival and the Melbourne Fringe Festival.

Between 2012-14 Ryan was the Artistic Director of the Robert Exiner Recorder Festival in which he designed and implemented recorder workshops in schools as well as produced new performance works.

www.ryanwilliamsrecorder.com

Daniel Sala

Daniel Sala

Daniel is a multi-faceted performance artist and creator, with a formation in Fine Art and Cinema Realisation. He is a professional exhibition designer, installer and builder for institutions such as The State Library of Queensland, Museum of Brisbane, and QAGOMA. He has directed Memetica giant puppets at Woodford Folk Festival for the past 2 years and recently co-directed “Love Stinks!” giant puppet theatre for Snuff Puppets in Penang, Malaysia.

Olga Rubio

Olga Rubio

Olga is a Spanish multidisciplinary arts practitioner based in Australia. She specialises in Improvisation and Playback Theatre and has worked internationally, performing and teaching theatre processes for self-discovery, growth and empowerment for individuals and communities in Sri Lanka, Spain, Malaysia and Australia. Olga is an experienced Director and creator of site-specific theatre, a visual artist, musician, explorer and instigator of social/collective initiatives. Motivated by a strong inter-cultural curiosity, Olga continues travelling the world, learning, sharing and creating.

James Wilkinson - Sound Designer

James Wilkinson

James is a trombonist, sound engineer and composer and has been working with Snuff Puppets for over 15 years. He has Bachelor of Arts Degrees in television and sound production (CSU-R) and music performance (VCA). As a sound engineer James has worked for many other companies including Chunky Move, Kage, Company B and Polyglot. His performances overseas have included Gaueamus Festival (Holland), World Social Forum (Brazil), Yogyakarta Arts Festival (Indonesia), Daidogei World Cup (Japan) and the Singapore Arts Festival.

Daniell Flood

Daniell Flood

Daniell has been making marketing material and puppeteering with Snuff Puppets since 1993. His puppeteering has been seen by millions around the world, including at record-breaking performances at NYC’s Madison Square Garden and London’s O2 Arena. In 2014, Daniell spent a year  puppeteering with DreamWorks How To Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular in Beijing. Currently (2018-19), Daniell is on leave from Snuff Puppets, whilst undertaking a yearlong tour of Europe as an animatronics puppeteer with the BBC’s Walking With Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular. Daniell has also enjoyed puppeteering with Sanctum Theatre, A Blanck Canvas, Balooga, The Creature Technology Company, Polyglot Theatre and Theatre of Hell.

ROLES @ SNUFF PUPPETS: Actor, Acting Artistic Director, Artistic Associate, Builder, Board Member, Camera Operator, Company Director, Graphic Designer, Lighting Designer/Operator, Minder, Marketing Manager, Puppeteer, Tour Manager, Secretary, Social Media Poster, Video Editor and Web Master.
SHOWS: Fool School, Fat For A Good Table, Scarey, Pub Show, Forest, Boom Town, Forest In The Night, The Dancing Cow Show, PPPs, The Cruelty of the Body, A Cruel Life, Circus Olé, The Twin Towers Show, Nyet Nyet’s Picnic, Snuff Clubb (creative development), Wedhus Gembel, Snuff Party, Everybody.
ROAMING: Skulls, Cows, Butcher, Boom FamilySeagulls, Cruelty Of The Body, Protests, Bunyips, Human Body Parts
WORKSHOPS: Shizuoka World Cup, Singapore International Arts Festival, World Social Forum Brazil, Q-Fest Outback Western Australia, Freespace Fest Hong Kong, Big West Festival

facebook.com/daniellflood

Suzanne Kalk

Suzanne Kalk

Suzanne Kalk is the artistic director of The Village Festival. The Village Festival is the only traveling multi arts festival in Australia visiting many communities. The festival creates a platform for both emerging and established professional artists, across the broadest range of disciplines and backgrounds.

Suzanne is also a visual artist and theatre maker. She has worked on and off with Snuff Puppets building puppets for 20 years.

In her work Suzanne is committed to creating innovative and exciting arts events and artworks that follow the ideals of inclusion, sharing and community. This often involves combining outstanding art with community activities in ways that make the arts practices more inclusive and uses the arts to create a stronger community.

Erin Hall

Erin Hall

“Come in and make some guts” they said; “kidney, heart, lungs, lower intestine…” Then came the giant cuttlefish, disembodied eyeballs, man-eating monsters, and of course one very handsome medieval Rhinoceros called Albrecht. Since starting in 2007 I’ve had some great opportunities to combine my loves of animals, anatomy, puppets, sculpting and painting.
SHOWS: Snuff Club, Snuff Parties, Everybody
ROAMING: Human Body Parts, Rhinocerous
WORKSHOPS: Taiwan, Mildura & Whyalla

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