“Swamp… gigantic works of incredible art” – artshub

SWAMP – at the end of the world 

A giant spectacle, a dark and brooding world seething with life and disaster, and a plea for humans to take action to save life on Earth.

Starring iconic Australian characters, brought to life in Snuff Puppets handmade style:

A crafty Magpie;
A bloodthirsty Mosquito;
A dopey Koala;
An egocentric Lyrebird;
A skittish Frilled-Neck Lizard;
A grand old Thylacine;
A poisonous Cane Toad;
And a 22-meter Red-Bellied Black Snake  

A series of vignettes reveal nature’s fraught relationship with humans before Swamp plunges into a surreal and abstract world, with transforming sets, huge projections, and live music.

Swamp’s sold-out two-week season at Snuffest Festival earned it a spot ‘My Melbourne Arts’  Top 10 Shows of 2023 by .

Swamp is now seeking to tour in Australia and internationally in 2024 & beyond…

Photo by Cameron Grant
Snuff Puppets Swamp, a perosn covered in large white bones stands on top of a large inflatable mound covered in colourful projections


SWAMP premiered to sold-out crowds in 2022, followed by another sold-out season in 2023 with a 5 Star review.



SWAMP’s premiere supported by the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund, Australia Council for the Arts,  Creative Victoria, Maribyrnong City Council & Purple Hen Winery