27 September 2005


Terrapin Puppet Theatre in Hobart, which is the capital of Tasmania (an island in South Australia) has officially announced that the 2006 National Puppetry Summit will take place in Hobart 9 to 12 June 2006 at the Salamanca Arts Centre.
The last puppetry summit took place in Melbourne, Australia in 2002. This was a great inspiration to me being part of the local puppetry scene, having recently immigrated to Australia. It's a place to learn about the people and their culture through the eyes of the puppet. It offers an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in travelling to Tasmania, a vastly unexplored territory, even for Australians, to explore the microcosm of this fascinating art form so far south in the world. The summit will be a preview to our UNIMA World Puppetry Summit and Festival scheduled to take place in Perth, Western Australisa in 2008. Check out the website and hope to see you there!