Following seasons at Melbourne's Fed Square and in Lima, Peru...Wedhus Gembel has just returned from the World Theatre Festival in Brisbane! For more information click here.
Tickets now on sale for our one-off smash up party event - full of Performance, Anarchy and Artefacts from the past 21 years of Snuff Puppets. For more info and to book tickets, click here.
This spectacular collaboration between Snuff Puppets and Indonesian artists has wrapped up its first ever Australian season, next stop...Peru! For more info, click here!
Join The Snuff Party - Saturday 30 November, for more info click here.
Our 2012 People’s Puppet Project in Dharavi, India has just been announced joint winner of the Philanthropy Award and the Small to Medium Organisation Award at this year's Australian Arts in Asia Awards!
Having been around for 21 years, over 1000 giant puppets now call the Drill Hall home. This week we hauled some outside for a little fresh air and sunshine!
In connection with Herning city's 100 years anniversary, we worked with the local fashion industry to produce Denmark's "tallest" ever fashion show!
It's been a huge year for us with tours to Denmark, Sweden, Thailand, Taiwan, Korea and India, numerous roaming gigs around the country and our sold-out premiere season of Everybody. But next year is our 21st birthday and it's going to be even bigger...so stay tuned!
From all of us at Snuff Puppets, we'd like to thank you all for your support this year and wish you a spectacular festive season!
"In an age defined by digital spectacle, there is a renewed sense of wonder in these handcrafted illusions, as joyously distasteful as they may be." The Age
Thank you to everyone who came along to the show, we've been overwhelmed by your amazing support.
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Photo credit: Ponch Hawkes. Performer: Mitch Jones
Our new show Everybody is now sold out! Apologies to anyone who missed out...sign up to our Enews below to be the first to hear about all upcoming shows, tours, roaming gigs and parties!
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Our Bunyips will be on the roam from tomorrow to Saturday as part of Fed Square's School Holidays Creative Program. Hopefully see you there!
The Boom Family are currently on their way home from Taiwan and our Human Body Parts have just set off on their Sweden, Denmark, Korea Tour!
Our Peoples Puppet Project is currently in full swing in Taiwan, building giant ghost puppets for the Yilan Ghost Festival! For more info on our PPPs click here.
Our giant Human Body Parts are off on their first ever international tour! They'll strut their stuff in Sweden, Denmark and Korea before coming home in time for Everybody!
Our giant Human Body Parts had a blast roaming around the Hamer Hall re-opening celebrations on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th July...check out the pics here!
The Human Body Parts have been wrangled back to the Drill Hall to aid in the building of new grandiose appendages, organs, secretions and fleshy bits. Snuff Puppets have embarked on a full-scale build for our latest puppet spectacle incarnation, EveryBody. Stay tuned for details of the impending madness.
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Snuff Clubb is a cabaret club gone wild, where the unconscious becomes conscious, dreams, nightmares, reality and the surreal freely intermix and the line between audience and performer is destroyed. As the night unfolds the inner machinations of the characters twisted psyches are revealed. The Clubb itself begins to unravel through the characters surreal and grotesque physical transformations.
Snuff Clubb is available for tour. Contact us for details.
Our giant human body parts take over the Queen Street mall in Brisbane throughout January.
Keep an eye out for them roaming all this week and don't be afraid to come up and say hello, they don't bite (except maybe the mouth!)
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Snuff Puppets' beloved Boom Family, along with those pesky giant Seagulls will be dazzling crowds in Auckland for the Random Acts Festival early December.
Be on the lookout as Snuff Puppets' Giant Human Body Parts hit the streets for the Big West Festival.
This week's roaming times:
Thursday, 24 November- 2pm & 3pm Little Saigon area
Sunday, 27 November- 2:30pm & 3:30pm Yarraville Gardens for Peoples Day
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Bear witness to the wonderment as giant Human Body Parts come to life on the streets of Footscray. Meet our massive Hand, Mouth, Foot, Ear and Eye- all disembodied giants with minds of their own. The Human Body Parts will be roaming at The People’s Day on Sunday, November 27, as well as making pop-up appearances throughout The Big West Festival.
The People's Day- Sunday, 27 November
Yarraville Gardens, corner Hyde St. and Somerville Rd
Big West Festival -Tuesday, 15 November to Sunday, 27 November
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Photo by Jorge Araujo.
Excited Snuff Puppets head off this week for the final stages of creative development of our new main-stage theatre work, Wedhus Gembel.
Wedhus Gembel was first conceived of in 2009 with a key community of Indonesian artists based in Yogyakarta. The artists come together to collaborate on the final stages of the show, then perform in Yogjakarta in late Sepetmber and tour throughout Java in October. Check out pictures from the 2009 Wedhus Gembel performance
24th September – Yogjakarta International Performing Arts Festival
27th September – Yogjakarta International Street Performance Festival, Senopati
28th September – Asia Tri Jogja Festival, Merapi
Snuff Puppets thanks Arts Victoria and Australia International Cultural Council and the Australia-Indonesia Institute of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, for all their support.
Snuff Puppets are performing as part of Hiyaku, a fundraising event to assist Japan’s disaster recovery efforts.
Catch our short show Eelie Gleen this Sunday.
Shows kicks off at 3.30pm, so head along to catch some great entertainment by a host of talented artists
Bella Union, Trades Hall
3.30 - 8pm
Tickets on the door or at www.bellaunion.com.au
Our amazing giant body parts puppets roamed throughout Federation Square and amazed children and adults alike as the foot tried to squash people, the hand waved at traffic, the eye winked, the ear listened closely and the mouth stuck its tongue out!
Thanks to Federation Square and City of Melbourne for their support.
Photos by Jorge de Araujo
Our giant human body parts puppets will be premiering next week at Federation Square for the July school holidays. Watch out for the giant foot toe-tapping along the path, make sure your secret conversations are not heard by the giant ear, give our giant hand a high-five, have a chin-wag with the giant mouth or just catch a sly wink from our giant eye.
Puppets at Fed Square
4 - 10 July 2011
Daily roaming times: 10am, 1pm, 3pm
Come and join us!
Made possible with the support of City of Melbourne
The Boom Family had a fabulous time in Korea throughout May. They were guests of honour at the Hi-Seoul Festival and delighted thousands of people during their trip. They would love to thank the people of Korea for their hospitality and are looking forward to their next visit!
Snuff Puppets and Tuida, a performance company from South Korea performed Old Man Song's Odyssey in front of 500 people in an open air show for Hi-Seoul Festival
Thanks for the memories Tuida and the people of Seoul.
Photo Credit: Tuida Performing Arts
Snuff Puppets were invited by the NGV to develop a work based on Albrecht Durer's work Rhinocerus as part of their 150th Birthday celebrations...and this is our final work - a lifesize rhinocerus puppet!
He wondered up and down the gardens and even into the NGV itelf over the weekend of 28 and 29 May.
It took 3 people more than 5 weeks of intense workshopping and creating to build our rhino. Unbelievably, only one puppeteer is required to animate the whole rhino and it's pretty hard work!
This work is a collaboration between two cultures, two companies exploring the possibilities of art and theatre for the people, by the people and about the people.
This unique work began in 2010 when Snuff Puppets went to Hwa-cheon a small town in South Korea and ran their PPP with a performance company called Tuida. The show that was made told in mythological form the very real story of Hwa- cheon and its history, a history of invading armies, drowned soldiers, flooding land, dams, and giant fish.
Snuff Puppets are heading to Korea in May to perform with the Boom Family as part of the Hi Seoul Festival.
We will also be continuing to build a show as part of a collaboration with local Korean company Tuida in Hwa-cheon, which will also be performed at the Hi Seoul festival
Snuff Puppets were in action at the Climate Rally outside the PM's federal office in Melbourne's Treasury Place last Saturday 12th of March. Skullies were out smuggling budgies for climate action while trying to counter the polluter lobby's own fear-mongering.
The sky will be dotted with hundreds of bright colors and the landscape scattered with fabulous performers, delicious foods and activities for all ages at the Darebin Community and Kite Festival.
On the lose are our wonderful and colourful bunyips, the Nyet Nyets.
Head down to the park to join in on the kite flying or relax to the live music.
Darebin Community and Kite Festival 2011
Sunday 27th February 11am-5pm
Edwardes Lake Park, Reservoir
Snuff Puppets head north-ish to collaborate with koorie youth from SuniTAFE on a creative two-week People's Pupperty Project. The local gang will worked side-by-side with Snuff artists to design, build and perform with their own puppets. All with the helping hand of Mildura LEAP Project.
Then its time for the big show down. Saturday 26th February is the opening night of Mildura Wentworth Arts Festival. Head to the River Party at Nowingi Place to see our wonderful puppet creation paraded around by the artistic visions of the SuniTAFE gang.
Mildura Wentworth Arts Festival
People's Puppet Project workshop 14th-25th Feb
River Party Saturday 26th Feb @ Nowingi Place