FOUR of WA's up-and-coming artists will have the chance to learn from the best in the business after they were selected for a prestigious training program.
The Spare Parts Puppet Theatre's FirstHand emergent puppetry artist training program will give artists Zoe Hollyoak, Finn O'Branagain, Rhiannon Petersen and Rachael Woodward the chance to be mentored by an artistic member of SPPT, participate in a two-week intensive skills training program and receive a $3000 fund to develop a puppetry program.
Ms Petersen, from Booragoon, said she was looking forward to developing her puppetry project, which would look to explore the unknown that people associate with darkness.
“I'm excited to be a part of the FirstHand program as it provides an excellent opportunity to be immersed in puppetry and create a new work while being mentored and supported by Spare Parts,” she said.
SPPT artistic director Phillip Mitchell said they had placed a strong focus on development programs and were thrilled to be working with the four emergent puppetry artists.