Spare Parts Puppet Theatre



Special Guest Artists: Davy and Kristin McGuire, United Kingdom

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre is offering a limited number of places for a unique two-week, training intensive with acclaimed augmented reality artists Davy and Kristin McGuire.

This is a rare opportunity to learn from extraordinary artists, whose work spans puppetry, moving image, theatre and installation.

Participants will explore the techniques used in the Helpmann Award winning theatre show The Paper Architect (Best Visual Theatre production, 2015), building small scale theatre sets from paper dioramas and found objects, devising scenes and learning the techniques to map projection onto the dioramas.

Short scenes in which workshop participants interact with projected characters will be created with opportunities to refine and develop over the fortnight, leading to a showing of short works at the conclusion of the workshop.

Professional puppetry, theatre, visual, interdisciplinary and screen artists will find much to explore over two weeks.

How to Apply
We are currently accepting expressions of interest from performers, digital artists, production designers and filmmakers wanting to participate in the intensive. To express your interest please send:

  • a current CV (max 2 pages)
  • a cover letter outlining key reasons for wanting to participate in the program (max 1 page)
  • if applying for an independent artist subsidy please indicate this in your cover letter and how this opportunity will benefit your career and/or creative development

Applicants must be able to commit to attending the full intensive (details below).

Please note that spaces are limited.

Date: 30 July – 10 August 2018 (Two weeks)
Times: 10.00am–5.00pm, Mon–Fri
Venue: Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, 1 Short St Fremantle, Western Australia
Course Cost: $1000 (*Independent artists may apply to Spare Parts Puppet Theatre for a subsidy towards the course fee)

Applications close at midnight on Sunday 10 June 2018.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their EOI by Friday 22  June, 2018.

For more information and to submit applications, please contact:

Michael Barlow
Associate Director | +61 8 9335 5044

or visit the website.

*an independent artist is deemed to be a professional artist that is not in the fulltime employment of a company. The amount of subsidy available to participants will depend on the interest and demand on funds available and will be at the discretion of Spare Parts Puppet Theatre management.


Event starts
Monday 30 July, 2018
Event Ends
Friday 10 August, 2018
Spare Parts Puppet Theatre
Venue Address
1 Short Street Fremantle

Western Australia, Fremantle

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