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stART :
with Tanya Maxwell and Kirsty Grierson

Presented by Salamanca Arts Centre and ArTELIER

Use natural fibres- grasses, branches and fabric to make your very own bush creature or puppet!

Tuesday 14 May 2019
10:00am – 12:00noon

For children aged 0 to 5 years and their families.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Please bring a hat and drink bottle.

This workshop is FREE to attend, but registrations are essential.
BOOK ONLINE to secure your place

ADULTS & CHILDREN are both Required to REGISTER (1 Ticket Each).
Ratio 1 Adult : 2 Kids

About the Artists

Kirsty Grierson

Kirsty Grierson has a background in puppetry and has toured with Terrapin Puppet Theatre for over 10 years, both as a performer and workshop coordinator in productions nationally and internationally. She has worked as a facilitator, performer, community producer, workshop leader and director independently and with companies such as big hArt. Kirsty has worked with most forms of puppetry including marionettes, bunraku, object theatre and shadow. She collaborates with artist Leigh Tesch on the Small Stories Project, exploring the connection between child and adult through storytelling, puppetry and performance. Small Stories has toured throughout Tasmania delivering highly interactive and engaging performances (for children 0-5 years) and creative workshops.

Tanya Maxwell

Tanya Maxwell‘s background is in physical theatre and textiles. However her work is primarily focussed on a vocation of over 14 years, working with young people in the hospital environment as a Clown Doctor. This work is entirely improvised and invites each child to direct and collaborate in an encounter of play which is essentially empowering and therapeutic to that child.

Tanya has experience teaching in projects across circus, clown, performance and 3D making in towns and remote communities in NT, SA , WA and Tasmania.

This focus brings the same playful approach to her visual art practice of furniture, costume and sculptural making. Using salvaged wood, fibre and sometimes metal, her work is largely informed by nature and improvising with what is at hand.

Recently Tanya has been collaborating and delivering natural fibre puppet making encounters for young families on a project with ArTELIER and Salamanca Arts Centre.


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