Sydney Puppetry Meet-Up and Artist Talks THIS Saturday 10th November! (NSW)

Kay Yasugi using a robotic frame and an overhead projector to manipulate shadow puppets

It’s been a while since we’ve had a puppetry gathering in Sydney! Come along and meet Jodi Thiele, a visiting puppeteer from Singapore who is doing wonderful puppetry and community work with Artsolute (

Sydney-based puppeteer Kay Yasugi will also share about her recent 3.5 month trip to Korea and USA, where she did various puppetry projects: researching ‘Haenyeo’ women divers in Jeju Island, South Korea for a new show; as well as doing a research and training project at University of Washington, Bothell about Virtual Technology and its application to Shadow Puppetry. Kay also did a 2 week artist in residency with the shadow theatre company Manual Cinema, working on their new show ‘Frankenstein’. Kay’s US projects were made possible thanks to funding from the Seaborn, Broughton and Walford Foundation in Sydney.

This will be a relaxed afternoon for sharing our love of puppetry, and all are welcome. If you have a puppet or a project you’re working on, feel free to bring that to share too, along with some nibbles 😀

WHEN: Saturday 10th November at 1-3pm
WHERE: Green Square Library (355 Botany Road, Sydney, 2017)
We have booked the ‘Aqua Meeting Room’, so that we can have our own quiet space where we can look at videos, happy snaps and talk puppets 🙂

COST: $5-$10 pp, depending on numbers.

Numbers are limited so please RSVP on our Facebook event  or call Kay at 0405 335 228.

Puppet of Albert the Magic Pudding sitting in his pudding bowl

100 Years of the Magic Pudding- presentation and special appearance by Bradshaw’s Shadows.

The Magic Pudding Celebrating 100 years

Puppet of Albert the Magic Pudding sitting in his pudding bowl

“Albert the Magic Pudding, made by Sydney Puppet Theatre, commissioned by Marian Street Theatre for Young People for a new theatre version of The Magic Pudding, written by Andrew James, directed by Margie McCrae with music by Sarah de Jong. 2010”

on Sunday 11 November @ Czechoslovakian Country Club,

320 Devonshire Road, Kemps Creek

Lenka Muchova invites all ‘kids’ 3 – 100 years old to celebrate famous Norman Lindsay’s book

@ 2pm Richard Bradshaw performs his magical ‘Bradshaw’s Shadows’ puppet show.

Ostrich shadow puppet walking across a shadow tightrope

Ostrich shadow puppet by Richard Bradshaw

A puppet of Albert, ‘The Magic Pudding’ himself and the books written about him, posters, photos and documentaries will be presented

UNIMA Australia AGM- online meeting via Zoom

You are invited to join our Annual General Meeting on Sunday 25th November. We will be conducting the meeting online via the Zoom app/program (which is similar to Skype). You are very welcome to join us!

Another email will be sent out soon with reports by the President, General Secretary and Treasurer, as well as nomination forms for those roles.

Please see the details below:

Date: Sunday, 25th November 2018
Time: 6:00 PM (AEDT) NSW, VIC, ACT, TAS
5.00pm QLD
5.30pm SA
4.30pm NT
3.00pm WA

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: 

**Using Zoom for the first time**
You will need to download the free Zoom app/program onto your computer, tablet or smartphone (very similar to Skype). If you go to that should take you to the website where you will be prompted to install the program.

When it is time for the meeting, you click the same link (above) and it will take you straight to our meeting. Alternatively, you can open the Zoom app and click ‘join meeting’. Then type in the meeting ID: 931 446 2458

It will prompt you to select audio options – click on the green button so you can use audio via your computer. If you have any issues, contact General Secretary Kay Yasugi at

We hope to see you there!