Artists

Rebecca Rutter

Rebecca Rutter

Rebecca Rutter has worked as a performer/set designer/costume artist for twenty years. During this time she has worked across varied media and theatrical disciplines encompassing traditional theatre, puppetry, design, fashion and large-scale spectacle. Rebecca has been working with Snuff Puppets since 2003 as a performer, maker and workshop director as a part of Boom Family, Forest in the Night, Human Body Parts, Brown Brothers, The Dancing Cow Show and various international tours, Peoples Puppet Projects and Snuff Parties.

You can see her work at – www.fizzyfingers.com.au

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.

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