Where to study puppetry in Australia?
Where to find puppet shows in Australia?
Where to find puppetry festivals in Australia?
What types of puppetry are performed in Australia?
Where to buy puppets in Australia?
What puppetry groups could I join in Australia?
More updates on news and events in Australian
puppetry can be found at: UNIMA Australia, ozpuppetry,
For international events, try UNIMA International or
other puppetry sites
Every year on 21st March it’s International World Puppetry Day! As is the custom on WPD, UNIMA International asks one well-known theatre worker to write a message to the puppet community. It’s usually uplifting, historical, or spoken from a particular viewpoint or culture.
This year’s message is written by Roberto De Simóne, well-known Italian musician. You can read the message in full by downloading the .pdf file.
Title image by comedy_nose
The Swinburne University course that includes puppetry looks like it will be closing. For good. Like with the puppetry course at VCA. Because of this, and because I’m a graduate of Swin’s course, I thought it would be a good idea to rewrite and update my article on the degree. (The list of other studying opportunities for puppetry can be found here) Below you will find info about the course; but first, some info about the closure. I will update this article further once a decision has been made about the closure.
For those interested in some interesting puppet stuff, I’ll be attending the National Puppetry & Animatronics Summit this weekend; it starts tonight, though there’s not much on this evening. Tomorrow’s when things get fun. I’ll be doing my usual liveblogging of festivals that I attend, which means updates on the workshops I attend, performance reviews, etc at the end of each day. If you want to follow along, visit my alternative website for the festival blogging.
Australians may want to buy locally. Where? I explain here.