Presented by Salamanca Arts Centre and ArTELIER
Join artists Leigh Tesch & Kirsty Grierson
and make puppets and stories
that transform an everyday space
into an imaginary world!
Tuesday 22 January 2019
10:00am – 12:00noon
For children aged 0 to 5 years and their families.
Please bring a hat and drink bottle.
BOOK YOUR PLACE:
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 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.
Leigh Tesch is a performing artist, producer, arts worker, project co-ordinator, facilitator, evaluator and therapist. Leigh works with communities, and runs a freelance consultancy delivering arts programs in health and education settings. Currently, her practice includes storytelling, performance and workshops for young children and families and she is the executive officer of Inscape Tas, a community organisation that supports artists to work in healthcare. Leigh was the lead project consultant for Creative Connections in the Early Years, an initiative of the Tasmanian Early Years Foundation and TMAG, developing quality artist engagements with young children and families.