Snuff Labb

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A creative laboratory for research, training and experimentation.

“We were encouraged to take risks and experiment and were provided with a safe environment to do so.”
– Snuff Labb participant

Snuff Labb is a place where puppets, humans, artists, art forms, ideas, fantasies and obsessions collide and new possibilities manifest; where fresh pathways are discovered and free expression flows.

Snuff Labbs began in 2011 as capacity-building development programs to train artists, bring in international expertise and provide much-needed pathways into our art form.

They have resulted in small private events to big outdoor spectacles, but all have in common the open sharing of ideas, the cross-pollination of artforms and the free exchange of skills.

Participants receive professional development, hands-on experience with our methods and materials, and deep connection with a network of peers; while as a company we benefit by interrogating our processes, inviting outside inspiration, producing original work with new collaborators and increasing our artist pool.

Previous artists-in-residence include Stefanie Oberhoff (Stuttgart), Rebecca Rutter (Melbourne/Bristol) and Riyo Harada (Osaka/Tokyo).


To join our call-out list for the next Snuff Labb, please email to introduce yourself and give a brief description of your artistic practice.

Snuff Labb 2023 was held at Snuffest
Snuffest is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

Snuff Labb 2017-2020 funded by the Ian Potter Foundation.