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International; collaboration; shadow puppets

In March 2018 we hosted performers from Argentina. Daiana and Mario from Teatro Infinito came to Australia especially to do a private workshop in shadow puppetry with shadow puppet master Richard Bradshaw.

Yet again, puppetry proved to be a wonderful medium to unite people from the other side of the globe.

childrens workshop; rod puppets

kids workshop; puppets

We are always amazed at how creative kids are and love creating puppet making workshops for children. Here are some photos from a recent Puppet Pals workshop.

March 21, 2018 was World Puppetry Day and the theme for this year is “Together We Create the Movement”. Puppeteers worldwide contributed to video to celebrate the day.

Imagin Arta – the Australian Puppet Centre has launched its inaugural Scholarship for an individual or a group of up to 3 people aged 14 to 18 years to be mentored by the Sydney Puppet Theatre. The aim of the scholarship is to encourage young people to discover the wonder and power of puppetry through creating a short puppetry performance. Applicants must reside in the Southern Highlands NSW and applications close on April 20, 2018. Contact Sue at for details.


In November 2018, we exhibited our first automaton “Once Were Parasols” at the inaugural Artists Of The Round Yard exhibition at Retford Park, a National Trust Property.

The theme of the exhibition was the Art Of Giving, following James Packer’s gift of this magnificent property to the National Trust.

Automata is the meeting of physics and puppetry, where the viewer provides the gift of energy that moves the sculpture.

“Once Were Parasols” now happily lives at ImaginArta - the Australian Puppet Centre in Sutton Forest.

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