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MEDIA RELEASE: Shadow Puppet Workshops Coming to Town
02 May 2014: Ange Leech, visiting Tasmanian artist currently based in Kalgoorlie, will be running shadow puppet workshops where participants will be able to make their very own favourite sea creatures as part of the Larger than Life arts event.
The underwater themed workshops are open for people of all ages. On the Saturday participants will create puppets, and on the Sunday they will be able to return with their completed puppets to take part in a stop animation film workshop where they will create a film to be screened in the museum late on Sunday afternoon.
Ms Leech said that sea creatures made from cardboard, cellophane and kebab sticks can be brought to life with just a little light and imagination.
“I started working with puppets when I wanted my art to become interactive,” Ms Leech said.
“There’s a strength and spontaneity when artists and communities work together to create new works of art, where everyone can have fun and learn from each other.”
“I’m excited for participants to take their new sea creature home to tell tales of what lies on the ocean floor”.
These free workshops will be run as part of the Larger than Life arts festival, to be held on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 May at the Museum Village.
The event will also include the display of several community sculpture projects, the announcement of the sculpture prizes; the assembly of the community jigsaw, an art exchange & auction, free walk-up workshops, a gourmet bbq, and performances and exhibitions from local musicians, actors, artists and crafters, filmmakers, photographers, dancers and fire twirlers. The official opening will take place at 3pm on Saturday 17th on the main stage.
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