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!