PUPPET PEOPLE: A SNAPSHOT OF AUSTRALIAN PUPPETRY
The fascinating history of puppetry in Australia is explored in this free exhibition now showing at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre. Puppetry arrived in Australia in the form of Punch and Judy shows in the 1840s. Since that time, a rich tradition of Australian puppetry performance has grown to encompass a multitude of styles from traditional to avant-garde, often reflecting social and cultural change. This exhibition features more than 50 puppets, and showcases just some of the people and companies who brought the puppets to life.
Until 27 January, Tony Gould Gallery, Cremorne Theatre, QPAC, cnr Grey and Melbourne Streets, South Bank. 136 246. qpac.com.au