Friday, 27 May 2016

Marionette Gallery 24 - The Moon

The Moon certainly has a hard time playing another role. Typecasting at its best I suppose. The main show he performed in was - Mustava and the Moon. A lovely space show with aliens and a spaceship, satellites and comets. The backdrop was painted star constellations which gave a good start to follow up work in schools. The photo does not give the size of the figure. With about 900 mm from top to bottom it is large for me. Still love it after all these years. Even though it comes over as slightly spooky to some viewers. might be good? How often have you met the Moon? :) 

Monday, 16 May 2016

GREAT news! We are part of the Te Papa collection :)

The marionettes seen above are now part of the permanent collection of TE PAPA. Regular readers of my Blog will know that this is the National Museum of New Zealand here in Wellington. Having this multicultural show, Mustava and the Kauri Giant, become part of their permanent collection is just such a great honour. Also, hopefully, a great step for the recognition of puppetry in this country. As well they decided to take my oldest figure. A fabric creation that dates back a good 40 plus years, see below. Such a great palace for it to cover my development as an artist and puppeteer over all these years. Being represented at Te Papa after over 30 years touring New Zealand and making this country my home is a great acknowledgement of my work. Am very happy :)
The current exhibition on the fourth floor of Te Papa will also be extended to January 2017. Still time for everyone interested to have a look.Don't miss it.

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Yes still going

Sorry Sorry for the long non postings. Building your own house just takes so much longer than thought. 12 month later the internet is on and its great to have my small 4 walls around me :) :) :)
What is happening in the world of puppetry here in New Zealand. For me its
on the road again. After being part of the Hamilton Fringe. Yes loooook closely and you can see poster. bottom row third one in. A bit later there was a holiday programme with shows and workshop with some crazy puppet results. Look at the image of THE CAT this child made. It was lovely and a great effort. Loved it, great times in Hamilton.
And then its touring the country. Hope to see you at one of the shows. :)