Bunyips
Nyet Nyets again
Nyet Nyets
Bunyips
Nyet Nyets again
Nyet Nyets

Bunyips

Bunyips live in creeks, riverbeds, waterholes and swamps, emerging to terrify and sometimes devour animals and humans.

In the 1880s bunyip sightings were reported in the Australian press and lonely, isolated white settlers/invaders wondered and worried about the existence of these native Australian monsters. Today, Koories see bunyips as both real and as conveyors of important warning from the land.

Nyet Nyets are giant female bunyips from the dreaming who lure people towards them with the desire to feed them. Nyet Nyets suckle their prey on droopy green breasts in order to possess their spirits. These big soft endearing creatures are drawn from the stories collected from indigenous communities all over Victoria.

The world of bunyips comes to life through humour, terror and fun. The Bunyip roaming act gives voice to an indigenous mythology, so often ignored in modern Australia.

'enormous grotesque and appealing creatures' - Hilary Crampton, The Age, 26 March 2007

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

DURATION
30 minute sets, 1 to 3 times per day

PERSONNEL
Minimum 3: two puppets and one minder

VENUE REQUIREMENTS:
Large dressing space away from public gaze. Puppets are 2m tall.

Interested in booking Snuff Puppets?

For enquiries about a performance or commissioning your own giant puppet contact us.

Website design, programming and code by Airstrip, Made by Airstrip